From Staff Room to Classroom: A Guide for Planning and Coaching Professional Development

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Corwin Press, 2007 - Education - 163 pages
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This new book from a leading staff developer gathers together a wealth of tools, strategies and advice on developing, delivering and coaching professional development.

With so many new initiatives and requirements to be incorporated into classroom teaching and assessment, this resource gives school leaders, staff developers and consultants everything they need to successfully guide staff to greater effectiveness and ultimately benefit student achievement. The book is built around four critical roles of the staff developer, and provides the knowledge base, skills, and tools for success. Photocopiables for helping staff process and transfer new learning are also included.

This resource also presents important information about customizing professional development for the needs of adult learners, sustaining and extending new strengths, and promoting the critical transfer of new learning into practice. Strategies and questions to promote reflective processing are threaded throughout.

From Staff Room to Classroom offers readers guidance as well as practical know-how and how-to distilled from the career experience of a distinguished international professional developer.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 A GUIDE TO THE CHANGE PROCESS
1
A GUIDE TO THE ADULT LEARNER
14
A GUIDE TO SITEBASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
37
A GUIDE TO THE ROLE OF DESIGNING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
55
A GUIDE TO THE ROLE OF PRESENTING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES
84
A GUIDE TO THE ROLE OF FACILITATING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
93
A GUIDE TO THE ROLE OF COACHING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
110
A GUIDE TO THE ANATOMY OF A WORKSHOP
130
A GUIDE TO SUSTAINED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
138
BIBLIOGRAPHY
155
INDEX
159
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Robin J. Fogarty is president of the Chicago-based, minority-owned educational publishing and consulting firm RFA: A Robin Fogarty Company. She has taught in classrooms from kindergarten level through college and served as an administrator. She is the author or coauthor of more than 10 books, including From Staff Room to Classroom: A Guide for Planning and Coaching Professional Development (with Brian M. Pete), which won a 2006 National Staff Development Council book award. She is a contributor to 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn and has written articles for Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, and the Journal of Staff Development.

She earned a doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University Chicago, a master's in instructional strategies from National-Louis University, and a bachelor's in early childhood education from the State University of New York at Potsdam. She is married to Brian Pete.

Brian M. Pete is president of The Education Associates, an international consulting firm, and cofounder of Robin Fogarty & Associates. He has a rich background in professional development and has worked in and videotaped classroom teachers and professional experts in schools throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Pete's work on educational videos include Best Practices: Classroom Management and Best Practices: Active Learning Classrooms. He is the coauthor of books that include From Staff Room to Classroom (Corwin Press 2007), and titles from the Nutshell Collection, which include How to Differentiate Learning, Data!Dialogue! Decisions!, Twelve Principles That Make the Difference, Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference, Close the Achievement Gap, The Adult Learner, and A Look at Transfer.

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