Learning along the Way: Professional Development by and for Teachers / Edition 1

Learning along the Way: Professional Development by and for Teachers / Edition 1

by Diane Sweeney
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 1571103430

ISBN-13: 9781571103437

Pub. Date: 02/01/2003

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

Can your school or district improve its approach to building expertise among teachers, both those new to the profession and those interested in refining their craft? Diane Sweeney, currently a literacy specialist with the Public Education & Business Coalition, tells the story of how the inner-city public school in Denver where she was a teacher and literacy coach

Overview

Can your school or district improve its approach to building expertise among teachers, both those new to the profession and those interested in refining their craft? Diane Sweeney, currently a literacy specialist with the Public Education & Business Coalition, tells the story of how the inner-city public school in Denver where she was a teacher and literacy coach used learner-centered professional development to achieve outstanding gains in teacher knowledge and effectiveness.

In Learning Along the Way, you will see concrete examples of how your school can move away from a one-size-fits-all professional development model to create an authentic learning environment that meets the needs of individual teachers. The book features chapters that focus on:

  • implementing an instructional coaching model;
  • establishing study groups among teachers;
  • using observation as a means to model effective instruction;
  • going deeper with discussion through the use of Critical Friends protocols;
  • examining various ways adults process new information;
  • encouraging teachers to take leadership roles;
  • focusing the principal's leadership around the professional development model.

Replete with real-life anecdotes and practical steps offered at the end of each chapter, this book will be useful to any teacher or administrator interested in rethinking the way they look at professional development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571103437
Publisher:
Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,156,095
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
1Principles of Professional Development1
Part 1Modeling and Observation17
2Study Groups19
3Understanding Through Observation27
4Coaching Toward Implementation39
Part 2Guided Practice51
5Processing New Information to Make It Your Own53
6Staying Grounded in Student Work61
Part 3Independence75
7Principal Leadership77
8Teacher Leadership: Switching Roles87
9Finding the Courage to Get There97
A Final Note102
Appendixes103
Bibliography113
Index117

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >