Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics / Edition 3

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics / Edition 3

by Susan Loucks-Horsley, Katherine E. Stiles, Susan E. Mundry, Nancy B. Love
     
 

The classic guide for designing robust science and mathematics professional development programs!

This expanded edition of one of the most widely cited resources in the field of professional development for mathematics and science educators demonstrates how to design professional development experiences for teachers that lead to improved student learning.

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Overview

The classic guide for designing robust science and mathematics professional development programs!

This expanded edition of one of the most widely cited resources in the field of professional development for mathematics and science educators demonstrates how to design professional development experiences for teachers that lead to improved student learning. Presenting an updated professional development (PD) planning framework, the third edition of the bestseller reflects recent research on PD design, underscores how beliefs and local factors can influence PD design, illustrates a wide range of PD strategies, and emphasizes the importance of:

  • Continuous program monitoring
  • Combining strategies to address diverse needs
  • Building cultures that sustain learning

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412963602
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
654,400
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dennis Sparks
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
What Has Happened Since the First and Second Editions
The Enduring Challenges of Professional Development
Carrying on Susan Loucks-Horsley’s Work
Purpose of the Book
Changes in the Third Edition
The Audience for This Book
Organization of the Book
How to Use This Book
Values Shared by the Authors
1. A Framework for Designing Professional Development
Inputs Into the Design Process
The Design and Implementation Process
2. Knowledge and Beliefs Supporting Effective Professional Development
Learners and Learning
Teachers and Teaching
The Nature of Science and Mathematics
Adult Learning and Professional Development
The Change Process
3. Context Factors Influencing Professional Development
Students and Their Learning Needs
Teachers and Their Learning Needs
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment Practices, and the Learning Environment
Organizational Culture and Professional Learning Communities
Leadership
National, State, and Local Policies
Available Resources
Families and Communities
Resources for Investigating Context
4. Critical Issues to Consider in Designing Professional Development
Building Capacity for Sustainability
Making Time for Professional Development
Developing Leadership
Ensuring Equity
Building a Professional Learning Culture
Garnering Public Support
Scaling Up
5. Strategies for Professional Learning
Selecting Strategies for a Professional Development Structures
A Repertoire of Stratgies for Professional Learning
6. The Design Framework in Action
Tapping the Knowledge Bases, Framing Beliefs: "We Stood on the Shoulders of Giants "
Knowledge and Beliefs About the Nature of Learning and Teaching Mathematics and Science
Equity Matters: "All Humans Are Educable "
Knowledge and Beliefs About Teachers
Knowledge of Effective Professional Development
Knowledge of the Change Process
Reflect and Revise: Experience as a Source of Knowledge
Making Compromises
Context
The Professional Development Design Process
Design Framework in Action: Cases
References
Index

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