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Teacher-Centered Professional Development
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About This Book
Teacher-Centered Professional Development is a hands-on guide to collaborative skill building for educators. It introduces the Teacher’s Choice Framework, a model that empowers teachers by helping them choose and initiate professional growth activities according to their schedules, strengths, and needs.
The book describes a wide variety of professional development strategies, including mentoring, journal writing, peer-to-peer coaching, and seminars. For each strategy, the author provides:
With this book, teachers at all levels can quickly learn how to set up development teams, conduct action research, and engage in other activities to further their skills. In addition, the Teacher’s Choice Framework helps educators prioritize their needs and choose the strategies that best suit those needs. Teacher-Centered Professional Development offers both a perfect introduction to staff development options and a commonsense method for choosing among them.
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About the Author
GABRIEL DIAZ-MAGGIOLI is a teacher educator at the National Teacher's Training College and at International House in Montevideo, Uruguay, as well as a national supervisor in the Uruguayan Department of Education's Secondary Schools Unit. He has acted as consultant for the Uruguayan Department of Education's National Educational Reform Project in the areas of curriculum design and teacher development. During the 2002–2003 academic year he was a Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at Penn State's Departments of Curriculum and Supervision and Curriculum and Instruction.
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