Designing Professional Development for Change: A Guide for Improving Classroom Instruction / Edition 2

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Overview

Generate systemic change with practical methods for designing professional development experiences that result in a high level of transfer into the classroom and sustainable improvement.

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Editorial Reviews

Nancy A. Carey
"Bellanca describes how to successfully design and plan for systemic professional development that empowers all learners to own their learning, which promotes professional growth.”
Linda Diaz
"A practical, easy-to-follow guide for moving toward positive change for schools. "
David Freitas
"Offers readers the guiding principles and essential ingredients that must be incorporated into successful professional development programs.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412965453
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/5/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James Bellanca founded Sky Light Professional Development in 1982. As its president, he mentored more than a dozen author-consultants as he led Sky Light in pioneering the use of strategic teaching and comprehensive professional development. Prior to meta-analyses that marked the effectiveness of cooperative learning, graphic organizers, and other cognitive strategies on student achievement, Bellanca coauthored more than a dozen texts that advocated the application of these tools across the curriculum, with the theme, “not just for the test but for a lifetime of learning.” Currently, Bellanca is building on the theories of cognitive psychologist Reuven Feuerstein to develop more effective responses to the learning needs of low-performing students whose academic achievement continues to lag behind those who have greater learning advantages.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1. Why Change?
2. A Paradigm Shift
3. Getting to the Heart of the Matter
4. Transfer: A Different Way of Learning
5. Learning Transfer in the Learning Community
6. The Three Stages of Professional Development for Change
7. A Reality Check
8. The Sustainability Factor
9. A Professional Developer’s Checklist for Change
References

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