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The revised classic for designing mathematics and science professional development presents an updated planning framework and many professional development strategies and emphasizes continuous program monitoring and building professional cultures.

A Framework for Designing Professional Development
A framework for designing professional development

This book introduces the big idea that effective professional development is carefully designed and implemented based on a number of important factors or inputs. It offers a conceptual framework for thinking about, planning, and implementing professional development called the professional development design framework. This chapter introduces the framework and its components. The subsequent chapters in this book discuss, in detail, each of the components and how to apply them in your work.

The framework emerged originally from collaborative reflection with outstanding professional developers about their programs for mathematics and science teachers. These professional developers felt very strongly that what they had to offer were not “models” that others could admire and adopt. Their programs were ...

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