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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.
Chapter 3: Context Factors Influencing Professional Development
Context Factors Influencing Professional Development
Figure 3.1 Context Factors Influencing Professional Development
A group of teachers from a large urban center's archdiocese schools attended a two-day professional development session on peer coaching. They were excited about the peer-coaching session, but when it came time to attend a follow-up meeting, most admitted they had not tried peer coaching at all. In talking with the teachers, the staff development coordinator discovered that several barriers were at play. School schedules made it extremely difficult for teachers to be released from their classrooms for observations and pre-and post-conferences. Teachers had high anxiety about being observed by other teachers. School leaders were not clear about the purposes or benefits of peer coaching or their role in ...