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

by James A. Bellanca
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412965462

ISBN-13: 9781412965460

Pub. Date: 09/05/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This compact resource highlights the essential role of professional development in bringing about systemic change that benefits student achievement. The book offers practical methods for designing, promoting, and assessing change and stresses the important role that learning transfer plays in academic improvement and lifelong learning. The new features in this

Overview

This compact resource highlights the essential role of professional development in bringing about systemic change that benefits student achievement. The book offers practical methods for designing, promoting, and assessing change and stresses the important role that learning transfer plays in academic improvement and lifelong learning. The new features in this substantially updated revision include:

  • A focus on the site-based professional developer's role as a champion for change in a student-centered learning community
  • A framework that guides professional developers through three stages of implementation
  • Attention on assessing low-performing students' learning needs as the starting point for creating sustainable change that improves academic achievement schoolwide
  • Emphasis on mediated learning experiences and skillful coaching for adult learners as they gather information and implement new approaches

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412965460
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/05/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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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