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Team-Based Professional Development : A Process for School Reform - Judith T. Witmer

Team-Based Professional Development

A Process for School Reform

Paperback Published: 1st March 2007
ISBN: 9781578865376
Number Of Pages: 122

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In this book, Judith T. Witmer and Steven A. Melnick provide an overview of adult learning and its impact on professional development. The chapters provide a theoretical foundation along with practical advice on implementing team-based professional development among educators within school districts which will lead to true systemic reform.

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This book provides educators and administrators insights into the trials and successes of team-based, interactive K-16 learning following a ten-year research record. It reflects the reality of working with teams on site-based interactive learning while providing practical techniques on implementing and sustaining learning through team-based professional development.--Beth Cornell, fine arts and humanities advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Forewordp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
What If? The Case for Team-Based Professional Development-A New Model for Professional Growthp. 1
How Did We Get Here? Design Options for a Professional Development Continuump. 12
Teachers Who Asked What If? Criteria for Successful Team-Based Professional Developmentp. 23
Can You Do This? Successful Programsp. 37
Taking One Step at a Time: Initiating and Implementing Team-Based Professional Developmentp. 58
How Do You Know It's Working? Organizing and Monitoring Professional Development Programsp. 82
What If It Happens? Institutionalizing and Sustaining Team-Based Professional Developmentp. 96
Referencesp. 117
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ISBN: 9781578865376
ISBN-10: 1578865379
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 122
Published: 1st March 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.05  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.19