`Lee Teitel's insights are incredibly on target with the issues faced by school and university staff who are now deeply engaged in PDSs. They and others like them across the country will greatly benefit from the work of the author' -V irginia Pilato, Director of Teacher Quality Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD
The book is aligned with the Standards for Professional Development Schools, recently released by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The book is organized around the five standards which are Learning Community, Accountability & Quality Assurance, Collaboration, Diversity & Equity, and Structures, Resources, & Roles. This hands-on, comprehensive guide contains a Toolkit in each chapter to take readers through the process step-by-step. The toolkit contains worksheets, inventories, writing prompts, self-assessments, activities, and short case studies with discussion questions.