Learning Along the Way

Professional Development by and for Teachers

Can your school or district improve its approach to building expertise among teachers, both those new to the profession and those interested in refining their craft? Diane Sweeney, currently a literacy specialist with the Public Education & Business Coalition, tells the story of how the inner-city public school in Denver where she was a teacher and literacy coach used learner-centered professional development to achieve outstanding gains in teacher knowledge and effectiveness.

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Can your school or district improve its approach to building expertise among teachers, both those new to the profession and those interested in refining their craft? Diane Sweeney, currently a literacy specialist with the Public Education & Business Coalition, tells the story of how the inner-city public school in Denver where she was a teacher and literacy coach used learner-centered professional development to achieve outstanding gains in teacher knowledge and effectiveness.

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About the Author(s)

Diane Sweeney is the author of the bestselling books Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016), Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals (Corwin, 2011) and Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Corwin, 2013).

Table of Contents

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Contents
1. Principles of Professional Development
Part One: Modeling and Observation
2. Study Groups
3. Understanding Through Observation
4. Coaching Toward Implementation
Part Two: Guided Practice
5. Processing New Information to Make It Your Own
6. Staying Grounded in Student Work
Part Three: Independence
7. Principal Leadership
8. Teacher Leadership: Switching Roles
9. Finding the Courage to Get There
Excerpt: Facilitation Tools
A Final Note
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 136 pp/paper
Year: 2003
Item No: 0343Item No: 0449Item No: B343
ISBN: 978-157110-343-7ISBN: 978-157110-449-6ISBN: 978-15711B-343-7

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