Powerful Professional Development Building Expertise Within the Four Walls of Your School

ISBN-10: 1412979757
ISBN-13: 9781412979757
Edition: 2010
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 2/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Nancy Fichtman Dana is currently Professor of Education in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and has been studying practitioner inquiry for the last twenty years.nbsp; During this time, she has developed and taught classes on practitioner research for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students, coached the practitioner research of numerous educators from various districts across the nation, as well as published nine books and over 50 book chapters and articles in professional journals focused on teacher and principal professional development and practitioner inquiry.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
What Is Powerful Job-Embedded Profressional Development, and How Can You Make It Happen?
Cultivating Professional Development From Inside the Four Walls of Your School
So What Is Job-Embedded Professional Development?
What Are the Building Blocks for Job-Embedded Professional Development?
An Example: What Did Mrs. Oublier Teach Us About Building Professional Knowledge That Facilitates Change?
Concluding Thoughts
Additional Resources
Creating Space and Reconceptualizing Roles for Job-Embedded PD: Building the Back Porch
What Exactly Is a School's Back Porch?
Who Is on the Back Porch? Roles and Responsibilities
What Is a Teacher Leader?
What Is the Role of the Principal?
Concluding Thoughts
Additional Resources
Thinking Outside the Clock and Inside the Budget: How to Find Time and Money for Job-Embedded PD
Finding Time
Finding Money
How to Use Time and Money Creatively
An Example: Finding Time and Money for Job-Embedded PD
Concluding Thoughts
Additional Resources
The Professional Development Toolbox: Strategies to Actualize Powerful Professional Development
Book Studies, Webinars, Podcasts, and Online Video Libraries
Definition: Book Study
Definitions: Webinar, Podcasts, and Online Video Library
Illustration: From Book Study to Webinar and Back Again
What Have We Learned?
Some Things to Think About
Additional Resources
Research-in-Action and Coteaching
Definition: Research-in-Action
Illustration: Research-in Action
Definition: Coteaching
Illustration: Coteaching?Lead and Support
Illustration: Coteaching?Parallel Teaching
What Have We Learned?
Some Things to Think About
Additional Resources
Conversation Tools: Protocols, Open Space Technology, and the Knowledge Cafe
Definition: Conversation Tools
Illustration: Conversation Tools
What Have We Learned?
Some Things to Think About
Additional Resources
Lesson Study
Definition: Lesson Study
Illustration: Lesson Study
What Have We Learned?
Some Things to Think About
Additional Resources
Teacher Inquiry/Action Research
Definition: Teacher Inquiry/Action Research
Illustration: Teacher Inquiry/Action Research
What Have We Learned?
Some Things to Think About
Additional Resources
Coaching Models: Peer, Culturally Responsive, and Content Focused
Definition: Coaching
Illustration: Peer Coaching
Illustration: Culturally Responsive Coaching
Illustration: Content-Focused Coaching
What Have We Learned?
Some Things to Think About
Additional Resources
Professional Learning Communities
Definition: Professional Learning Community
Illustration: Inquiry-Oriented PLC
What Have We Learned?
Some Things to Think About
Additional Resources
Using Your Toolbox: Tips for Developing a Successful Job-Embedded, Professional Development Program
Making the Match: Aligning Data and the Right Tools With Your Particular Needs
What Factors Should I Consider in the Matchmaking Process?
Illustration: Sixth-Grade Language Arts Teacher Keisha Wagner
What Is a Theory of Change, Why Do You Need One, and How Do You Get One?
Illustration: Elementary School Teacher Leader Kevin Smith
Tips for Making the Perfect Match for Professional Learning
Concluding Thoughts
Effective Professional Development Within Your School Walls: Lessons Learned
Ten Lessons for Making Job-Embedded Professional Development a Success at Your School
Parting Comments
References and Additional Reading
Index

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