Taking Charge of Professional Development: A Practical Model for Your School

Taking Charge of Professional Development: A Practical Model for Your School

by Joseph H. Semadeni

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ISBN-13: 9781416612117
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 12/15/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 981 KB

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiv

Introduction: The Way Schools Can Be 1

1 Inspiration to Change 11

How do you increase the morale of teachers so that they embrace new initiatives, without overwhelming the teachers and administrators with new responsibilities?

2 Professional Development 28

How do you encourage teachers to help one another develop professionally without jeopardizing interpersonal relationships?

3 Instructional Leadership 49

How do you involve teachers in meaningful leadership opportunities without removing them from the classroom?

4 Use of Resources 61

How do you provide more time and financial incentives for professional development with limited resources?

5 Curriculum and Assessment 77

How can you increase teachers' expectations for themselves and for their students without allowing state tests to dominate the curriculum?

6 Systematic Intervention 99

How do you encourage classroom teachers to provide timely interventions without neglecting a subgroup of students?

7 Differentiated Instruction 120

How do you encourage teachers to incorporate higher-order thinking activities into differentiated units of instruction without fragmenting the curriculum?

8 Change Through Fusion 136

Are you ready to apply the principles of Fusion?

Epilogue: The Versatility of Fusion 150

Appendix A 155

Appendix B 159

References 164

Index 168

About the Author 173

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