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Draw on and develop the skills of your own faculty to provide effective, job-embedded professional development (PD) that is based on proven strategies and cost-effective PD models.

The Professional Development Toolbox: Strategies to Actualize Powerful Professional Development
The professional development toolbox: Strategies to actualize powerful professional development

Drawing by Shawn Black.

Chapters 4 through 10, in which we describe a number of strategies for strengthening teacher learning within your school walls, constitute a professional development toolbox from which you can select the most appropriate tools for your particular learning goals. Although we have witnessed these tools as successful in actualizing changes in teaching practice, they are just a sampling of the many professional learning tools available to educators interested in strengthening their teaching and students' learning.

As we introduce each of these professional development strategies, you will notice that many of them cultivate multiple professional knowledge building blocks introduced in Chapter 1 (Table 1.1). ...

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