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From Staff Room to Classroom II
The One-Minute Professional Development Planner

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November 2012 | 200 pages | Corwin
'Brain Pete and Robin Fogarty's From Staff Room to Classroom II shows again their obvious expertise and familiarity with what works for campus planning and training. It truly gives new meaning to the words 'staff development' and provides a clear, concise manner to make it happen. The multiple strategies and methods accommodate ALL styles of presentation, regardless of content area or years of experience. This will revamp how we do training in our district' - Amber Teamann, Title I Technology Facilitator, Garland ISD, TX

Through their extensive experience conducting professional development sessions with educators nationally and internationally, Brian M. Pete and Robin J. Fogarty have acquired a vast compendium of effective presentation and facilitation strategies. Now, in their companion to From Staff Room to Classroom, the authors present 144 strategies for leading staff development workshops, professional learning communities, and staff meetings.

These proven, easy-to-use activities are organized into four "morphological grids," with columns corresponding to the three principles for successful presentations:

- Openers: Capture the audience's attention—Tell them what you are going to do!

- Meat of the Matter: Captivate with the information—Do it!

- Closers: Close with keepers—Tell them what you did!

Using different strategies from each column of a morphological grid, presenters can create a different presentation format every time. Ideas can be arranged or rearranged according to personal preference, group needs, or as a random creative act.

Designed for staff developers, school leaders, and professional learning community facilitators, From Staff Room to Classroom II makes planning creative and winning presentations effortless.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Morph Grid I: Presentation and Facilitation Strategies
 
2. Morph Grid II: The Principal's Staff Meeting
 
3. Morph Grid III: Leading Professional Learning Communities
 
4. Morph Grid IV: Facilitating Group Work
 
5. Applying Interactive Strategies: The One-Minute Lesson Planner
 
Appendix A: Index of Strategies
 
Appendix B: Energizers
 
References and Resources
 
Index

"Brian Pete and Robin Fogarty's From Staff Room to Classroom II shows again their obvious expertise and familiarity with what works for campus planning and training. It truly gives new meaning to the words 'staff development' and provides a clear, concise manner to make it happen. The multiple strategies and methods accommodate ALL styles of presentation, regardless of content area or years of experience. This will revamp how we do training in our district and should be a campus must."

Amber Teamann, Title I Technology Facilitator
Garland ISD, TX

Brian Mitchell Pete

Brian M. Pete, co-founder of Robin Fogarty & Associates, comes from a family of educators-college professors, school superintendents, teachers and teachers of teachers. He has a rich background in professional development. Brian has worked with the adult learner in districts and educational agencies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and the GCC in the Middle East.  He has an eye for the “teachable moment” and the words to describe what he sees as skillful teaching. He delivers dynamic, humor-filled sessions that energize the... More About Author

Robin J. Fogarty

Robin Fogarty is President of RFA: A Robin Fogarty Company, a Chicago-based, minority-owned, educational publishing/consulting company. Robin received her doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University of Chicago. A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, Robin has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies.She has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain,... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412974998
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