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How can we use professional development to provide the best teaching and learning opportunities for all students?
Teachers who know their content and strategies can open a virtual toolbox and take out what they need to help all students become successful. This revised and updated edition explains how educational leaders can design, deliver, and evaluate collaborative standards-based professional development, and contains:
Foreword - Dennis Sparks
About the Authors
1. Essential Questions About High-Quality Professional Development
2. Creating the Culture for a Learning Community
3. Conditions and Processes for Professional Development
4. Designing Your Own Model
5. Evaluating Professional Development
6. Rethinking Professional Learning
Resource: Recommended Readings and Web Sites
Posted June 3, 2005
Professional development has an increasingly important role in the schools. This revised edition of a landmark text helps the professional teacher or administrator understand why PD is so critical to improving the academic success of students. Every facet is analyzed from creating a community of learners to developing a personal cycle of improvement. One new component in this new edition is how principals can evaluate their own leadership in this vastly important field. Realizing that case studies quickly become outdated, this reviewer still misses the many case studies from their first text. Still it is both current and compelling. Professors searching for a definitive text for aspiring administrators should examine this work.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.