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Designing Professional Development for Change
A Guide for Improving Classroom Instruction

Second Edition


September 2008 | 128 pages | Corwin

"A practical, easy-to-follow guide for moving toward positive change for schools."
—Linda Diaz, Program Specialist for Professional Development
Monroe County Schools, FL

"Offers readers the guiding principles and essential ingredients that must be incorporated into successful professional development programs."
—David Freitas, Professor
Indiana University, South Bend

Implement professional development practices that generate systemic change to improve teaching and learning!

Enriching the professional lives of teachers is not only an art, but a science. This resource provides a research-validated road map for staff developers and principals to promote positive student outcomes and increase school performance through effective professional development.

The new edition offers practical methods for designing staff development experiences that facilitate a high level of learning transfer into the classroom. Administrators and staff developers will find guidelines for professional development that fosters meaningful cognitive connections for participants and supports continuous academic improvement and lifelong learning for students. This substantially updated revision includes:

  • A three-stage framework that helps ensure sustainable results
  • Emphasis on mediated learning experiences and skillful coaching for adult learners
  • A focus on the site-based professional developer's role as a champion for change

The second edition of Designing Professional Development for Change offers a starting point for cultivating quality professional learning experiences that lead to improved classroom instruction.


 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
1. Why Change?
 
2. A Paradigm Shift
 
3. Getting to the Heart of the Matter
 
4. Transfer: A Different Way of Learning
 
5. Learning Transfer in the Learning Community
 
6. The Three Stages of Professional Development for Change
 
7. A Reality Check
 
8. The Sustainability Factor
 
9. A Professional Developer’s Checklist for Change
 
References

"Bellanca describes how to successfully design and plan for systemic professional development that empowers all learners to own their learning, which promotes professional growth.”

Nancy A. Carey, Coordinator of Professional Development
Maryland State Department of Education

"A practical, easy-to-follow guide for moving toward positive change for schools."

Linda Diaz, Program Specialist for Professional Development
Monroe County Schools, FL

"Offers readers the guiding principles and essential ingredients that must be incorporated into successful professional development programs.”

David Freitas, Professor
Indiana University, South Bend

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface to the Second Edition

Chapter 1


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