Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics
- Susan Loucks-Horsley - WestEd, USA
- Katherine E. Stiles - WestEd, USA
- Susan Mundry - WestEd, USA
- Nancy Love - Director of Program Development, Research for Better Teaching
- Peter W. Hewson - University of Wisconsin, USA
Foreword by Dennis Sparks
Designing & Evaluating Staff Development | Mathematics | Science
- Knowledge, beliefs, and research on the PD design process
- Context factors specific to your environment
- Programme evaluation and the cycle of reflection and revision
"The third edition of Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics, like the two previous ones, represents the gold standard for resources available to those working in the field of professional development. My staff and I highly recommend this book become a primary resource for designing and continuously improving professional development programs for teachers of science and mathematics. Unlike other resources, this unique and important book provides current research, an updated strategic planning framework, and access to a portfolio of best practices for informing your work.”
“I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about developing and providing relevant and transformative professional development to teachers and school leaders.”
"In the 21st century when STEM education has become vital for our students and our nation and the importance of quality professional development has increased at least tenfold, this seminal work should be required reading for every education leader. It is both practical and scholarly in guiding a school toward a culture of continuous learning and improvement."
"Drawing upon both research and the wisdom of practice, this book makes accessible our current understanding of best practices in professional development design. The book notes the importance of professional development modeling the kinds of instruction teachers are expected to use, so it was gratifying to see the extent to which the third edition itself 'walks the talk' by making the authors' beliefs explicit and transparent."
"Great guidance from some of the best thinkers in the field, with lots of easy-to-grasp examples you can wrap your mind around. This is the ‘go-to’ book for anyone supporting math and science teachers in the improvement of their practice toward better learning for all students."
"Once again, this edition will help shape and guide professional development across this nation. The updated research and resources help those of us in the field design for better teacher learning with greater results on student achievement."