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Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Designs

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Designs

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A Joint Publication with Learning Forward

November 2014 | 128 pages | Corwin

The right learning design can support professional growth!

Learning Forward is a leader in understanding and advancing professional learning that leads to student success.  This series explores Learning Forward’s seven Standards for Professional Learning which outline the characteristics of effective professional learning that, collectively, advance teaching and learning.

In this volume, you’ll get original essays, an inspirational case study, and detailed guidance on implementing the Design standard.  Deepen your knowledge of standards with

  • An original essay by Eleanor Drago-Severson that offers a fresh take on designs for professional learning that is grounded in adult developmental theory
  • Practical tools that assist readers in selecting appropriate learning designs that promote educator growth
  • Examples of powerful designs for professional learning that are job-embedded, promote active engagement, and support implementation

With this book, educators will reach new heights of professional growth and students will reap the benefits.

Stephanie HIrsh
Introduction to the Series
The Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning
The Learning Designs Standard
About the Authors
Eleanor Drago-Severson
1. Helping Adults Learn: The Promise of Designing Spaces for Development
Patricia Roy
2. Learning Designs: The Bridge Between Planning and Implementation
Valerie von Frank
3. The Case Study

"The gift of this book is a powerful weave of Eleanor Drago-Severson's exploration of adults' preferred ways of learning, Pat Roy's examination and closer look into the Learning Design Standard, and Valerie von Frank's case study of how thoughtful educators are in applying the learning designs in practice. The book's sequence of perspectives -- theory, learning design standard, and application -- provides a multi-dimensional learning opportunity for educators to increase their awareness and knowledge of how the Learning Design standard becomes a reality resulting in positive change.

I appreciate the thoroughness and development of key ideas about learning designs, and the inclusion of useful tools, charts, and strategies for enactment. This book necessitates that educators understand adult ways of knowing, and the Learning Design standard at deeper levels, in order to offer effective differentiation for educators to transform their practice that supports student learning."

Dr. Janice Bradley, Research Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University

Eleanor Drago-Severson

Ellie Drago-Severson is Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University.  A developmental psychologist, Ellie teaches, conducts research, and serves as a consultant to school and district leaders, systems leaders, and teacher leaders in public, charter and private schools and systems—on professional and personal growth and learning; leadership that supports principal, teacher, school, and leadership development; and coaching and mentoring in K–12 schools, university settings, and other adult education contexts domestically and internationally.  She is also an... More About Author

Patricia Ann Roy

Dr. Patricia Roy is a Senior Consultant with Learning Forward’s Center for Results. She works with state departments of education, districts, and schools across the United States as well as internationally. Most recently, she developed briefings and a resource guide to help schools use results from the revised Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI2) to improve professional learning. She has authored many articles and chapters on effective professional development,  school improvement, innovation configuration maps, and cooperative learning. In her work with Learning Forward, Pat developed professional learning resource toolkits for... More About Author

Valerie von Frank

Valerie von Frank has written extensively about education over several decades as a daily newspaper reporter in multiple states covering public schools and, over the last decade, for NSDC publications, including JSD, Tools for Schools, The Learning System, The Learning Principal, and T3. She is a former editor of JSD, worked as a daily newspaper editor, served as communications director in an urban public school district, and was communications director for a Michigan nonprofit school reform organization. She is co-author with Ann Delehant of Making Meetings Work: How to Get Started, Get Going, and Get It Done (Corwin Press, 2007). She is... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781452292014