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Models of Professional Development

Models of Professional Development
A Celebration of Educators

160 pages | Corwin
Identifying the major contemporary models of staff development, this comprehensive resource shows educational leaders how models can be effectively designed and implemented to meet the multifaceted professional development needs of any school. Emphasizing the essential connection to student outcomes, the authors unpack and analyze types and variations of models and provide concrete guidelines for initiating, assessing, and improving a model's impact on learning.

Grounded in current research, the book provides an in-depth examination of:

- Models to support individuals

- Collaborative personal/professional direct service models, e.g., mentoring and coaching

- Collaborative and cooperative models

- Models designed to achieve curricular and instructional change.

1. The Faces of Professional Development: Alternative Models and Organizational Necessities
2. Supporting the Individual Educator
Preface to Chapters 3, 4, and 5: Democracy, Charters, and Professional Development
3. Personal/Professional Direct Service Models: Mentoring, Coaching, Leading
4. Collaborative and Cooperative Models: From Open-Ended Inquiry Through Disciplined Action Research
5. Curricular and Instructional Initiatives: Schools, Districts, and States
6. The Menus for the Designated “Professional Development Days”: Revisiting the “Workshop Way of Learning”
7. Embracing Both Personal and Formal Knowledge, Without Being Bowled Over by Either, or How Can We Learn What We Accomplished and What We Need to Do Next?
The Importance of Cockeyed Optimism: Proceeding With Pride and Confidence
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About the Authors

“This book serves as a very useful resource to those who develop, organize, and research staff development for teachers. The authors understand that it is important to describe the models we use as well as to consider their application and improvement in the future. The authors’ call to engage in research about staff development is a very significant challenge to professionals in the field.”

Jim Jutras, Director of Education
Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatchewan, Canada

“The flowing finesse of writing style, blended with historically relevant theories and contemporary examples of action research, makes this a soon-to-be classic text.”

Dixie Keyes, Director, Arkansas Delta Writing Project
Assistant Professor of Middle Level Education, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Text does not meet the requirements of my course. Good book - some of the information and language used to describe professional learning is dated.

Dr Carmen Mombourquette
Faculty of Education, Univ of Lethbridge
March 8, 2013

Bruce R. Joyce

Bruce Joyce grew up in New Jersey, was educated at Brown University, and, after military service, taught in the schools of Delaware. He was a professor at the University of Delaware, the University of Chicago, and Teachers College, Columbia University, where he directed the laboratory school and the elementary teacher education program. His research, writing, and consultation are focused on models of teaching, professional development design and implementation, school renewal, and programs for K12 beginning readers and Grade 3-12 struggling readers. Primary topics of his speaking and consultation include Teaching Methods, Curriculum and... More About Author

Emily Calhoun

Emily Calhoun currently focusses on school improvement and professional development, where she combines practice and research. She specializes in the language arts, particularly the teaching of reading and writing in the elementary grades and literacy development K-12, including programs for struggling readers.She writes and consults on action research, The Picture-Word Inductive Model of Teaching, and ways of incorporating digital technologies into K-12 learning environments through the development of hybrid courses. She lives in Saint Simons Island, Georgia. More About Author

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