Designs for Learning: A New Architecture for Professional Development in Schools / Edition 1

Designs for Learning: A New Architecture for Professional Development in Schools / Edition 1

by Paul V. Bredeson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761978895

ISBN-13: 9780761978893

Pub. Date: 12/06/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Experience a new paradigm for improving professional practice and career-long growth! Redesign your professional development model to better reflect the relevant issues and realities of today’s schools. Designs for Learning will help you guide your staff through the increasing pressures and demands they face daily. By following the steps in this book, your staff will

Overview

Experience a new paradigm for improving professional practice and career-long growth! Redesign your professional development model to better reflect the relevant issues and realities of today’s schools. Designs for Learning will help you guide your staff through the increasing pressures and demands they face daily. By following the steps in this book, your staff will experience enriched learning opportunities that support improved practice.

Using the metaphor of architecture, this landmark book outlines innovative ways to create and implement such a transformation, and highlights the rationale behind why these changes are so crucial. This insightful guide also offers straightforward explanations of the past, present, and future of professional development programs.

Some of the visionary highlights are:

    A discussion of the six design themes and three essential components for effective professional development
  • Explanations of the design features that foster successful learning environments
  • An in-depth exploration into the five central elements that maximize professional development and shape its new paradigm
  • Practical tools and strategies for planning, implementing, and evaluating professional learning in and beyond school
  • Designs for aligning professional development, school improvement, and student learning

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761978893
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/06/2002
Series:
1-Off Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Tables and Figures
About the Author
Part I: Redesigning Professional Learning for Educators
1. Breaking the Box: New Designs for Professional Learning in Schools
2. Building Beneath the Surface: Footings and Foundations for Professional Development
3. Creating a Professional Learning Community
Part II: Creating Learning Spaces In and Beyond Work
4. Professional Development As Work: Essential Work for Educators
5. Professional Development In Work: Continuous Learning in Classrooms and Schools
6. Professional Development At Work: Benefits and Drawbacks to Workplace Learning
7. Professional Development Outside of Work: Creating Support for Off-Site Learning
8. Professional Development Beyond Work: Inward and Outward Learning Journeys
Part III: Evaluating and Implementing New Designs for Professional Learning
9. Evaluating the Architecture of Professional Development
10. From Design Studio to School Site: Creating Learning Spaces in Your School
References
Index

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