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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.

Cultivating Professional Development from Inside the four Walls of your School
Cultivating professional development from inside the four walls of your school

Traditional professional development usually occurs away from the schools site, separate from classroom contexts and challenges in which teachers are expected to apply what they have learned, and often without the necessary support to facilitate transfer of learning.

Killion & Harrison, 2006

Over the past fifty years, educators have learned a great deal about what effective professional development does and does not look like. The research has clearly demonstrated that the popular and, unfortunately, still thriving “sit and get” model of professional development, when used in isolation, is not effective in changing classroom practice (Showers & Joyce, 1995). This traditional model, which relies solely on the ...

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