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Evaluating Professional Development

They must demonstrate that the evidence of effects has been gathered over a significant period of time so that the program can be shown to be sustainable. This planning process compels educators to plan not in terms of what they are going to do but in terms of what they want to accomplish with their students.

Seyyed Bagher added it Jan 13, Researchers have shown, however, that simply adding more time for job-embedded activities is insufficient. Paniz Saadati marked it as to-read Sep 26, Myra marked it as to-read Jan 29, What is your five-level model for evaluating professional development, and how did it come peofessional be?

Pam Taylor rated it really liked it Jul 08, devekopment Kimberly Tyson rated it really liked it Mar 09, Department of Education and various philanthropic organizations, who are considering chang-ing the request for proposal process to be more specific with regard to evaluation. I use an adapted version of this weekly. Summatively, we need to know the effectiveness of elements at each level to judge the true value and worth of any professional pprofessional endeavor. The five levels of evaluation breakdown is particularly helpful – level one – participant reaction, level two – participant learning, level three – organizational support and change, level four – use of knowledge and skills and level five – student learning.

Evaluating Professional Development Thomas R. But information on levels three, four, and five cannot be gathered at that time.


If I know what I want to accomplish and what evidence best reflects those goals, it’s easier for me to decide how and when I’m going to gather that evidence and what I will do with it once I have it.

In analyzing these lists, I found very little consensus. I argue that most of the critical evaluation questions that need to be addressed in determining a professional development program’s effectiveness should be asked in the planning stage. From a policy perspective, that indicates to me that no single source of evidence is going to be adequate. Jennifer Brokofsky rated it really liked it Sep 26, Their hope is that this will lead to improved results from various funded programs.

Kim Timmerman rated it really liked it Jun 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mandy rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Formatively, we need to find out at each level what’s been done well and, if not done well, how it can be improved.

What are some of the other professoinal in evaluating professional development, and how can these be addressed? In particular, they want people, within proposals, to outline specifically how they evaluqting gather evidence at each of the five levels in the evaluation model.

Aug 26, June rated it it was amazing. Organizational support is necessary to gain high quality implementation of new policies and practices. No trivia or quizzes yet. The information is good and the techniques and tools described will be helpful.

The Professional Development of Teachers: Examining programs more closely, I found that things were done right from a training perspective, but educators were then sent back to organizations that did not support them in what we asked them to do. Kim Wright rated it really liked it Jan 06, They need to gain specific knowledge and skills before we look to the organization for critical aspects of support or change. John Taylor rated it liked it Aug 22, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


A third level was how it influenced what they did on the job. Vivacity is currently reading it Sep 21, Jay Salikin is currently reading it Sep 29, Things can break down at any point along the way, and once they break down, the improvement process comes to a screeching halt.

Christine rated it really liked it Jul 03, Open Preview See a Problem? I recently discovered, for example, that not all stakeholders in professional development trust the same evidence.

For example, they describe the importance of extended time for professional development and the need to ensure that activities are ongoing and job-embedded.

Evaluating Professional Development, according to Guskey ()

Instead, we must ensure that the extended time professionall for professional development is structured carefully and used wisely, engaging educators in activities shown to yield improved results. Guskey Limited preview – These Standards represent an attempt to give people in the field some guidelines for their work and some criteria by which to judge the effectiveness of their efforts. But most policymakers, legislators, and school leaders are not asking for ironclad professionao. Can you comment on what we know and don’t know about what makes professional development effective?

Mary-Jo is currently reading it Apr 02, I would occasionally notice barriers to my learning within organization or supports for my learning in the organization but they were not my main concern. A couple of years ago, I identified thirteen lists of characteristics of effective professional development that had been assembled by different professional organizations and research groups.

Melinda marked it as to-read Jul 06,

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