Creating Professional Development That Works: What Every Teacher Educator Needs To Know by Andrea L. RayCreating Professional Development That Works: What Every Teacher Educator Needs To Know by Andrea L. Ray

Creating Professional Development That Works: What Every Teacher Educator Needs To Know

byAndrea L. Ray

Paperback | July 1, 2015

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Many inservice teacher educators are experienced classroom teachers; however, they have little-if any-formal training in the design of professional development. As a result, they are likely to use an unintentional design process to create professional development that conflicts with what research has found to be effective, and lacks the capacity to change deeply held pre-existing beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions of inservice teachers. This book provides inservice teacher educators with a design process developed especially for them, in-depth knowledge of the research foundation of the process, and the confidence to use that process effectively. This book will provide a comprehensive view of the relationship between the effectiveness of professional development and its design.
Andrea Ray is a visionary in professional development design and is on a mission to transform the processes used to create learning experiences for inservice teachers. Educational and life experiences have merged and created new path from which she issues a call for action to all who are interested in designing effective professional ...
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Title:Creating Professional Development That Works: What Every Teacher Educator Needs To KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.96 × 6.09 × 0.58 inPublished:July 1, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1475815824

ISBN - 13:9781475815825

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Table of Contents

ForewordPreface Introduction Part One: The Opening Argument Chapter One: Unleashing A New Form of Energy Part Two: Expert Testimony: The Need for an Effective Design Process for Teacher Professional Development Chapter Two: Pursuing Professional Learning Chapter Three: The Reality of Professional Development Part Three: Expert Testimony: The Elements of an Effective Design Process for Teacher Professional Development Chapter Four: The Research-to-Practice Gap Chapter Five: Changed from the Outside In Chapter Six: Changed from the Inside Out Chapter Seven: Changed by Design Part Four: The Charge to the Reader Chapter Eight: Using the Intentional Design Process Chapter Nine: The Analytical Cycle Chapter Ten: The Design and Development Cycle Chapter Eleven: The Implementation Cycle Chapter Twelve: The Evaluation Cycle Chapter Thirteen: The Verdict Chapter Fourteen: Evaluating the Intentional Design Process Appendices (A-Z)

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The author does a thorough job of explaining why the current approaches to professional development fail to bridge the research to practice gap.  She provides a model  that not only compensates for this failure but also leads to sustained change in the classroom.  A valuable book for those responsible for professional development.