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Identifying the major contemporary models of staff development, this comprehensive resource shows educational leaders how models can be effectively designed and implemented to meet the multifaceted professional development needs of any school. Emphasizing the essential connection to student outcomes, the authors unpack and analyze types and variations of models and provide concrete guidelines for initiating, assessing, and improving a model's impact on learning.
Grounded in current research, the book provides an in-depth examination of:
- Models to support individuals
- Collaborative personal/professional direct service models, e.g., mentoring and coaching
- Collaborative and cooperative models
- Models designed to achieve curricular and instructional change.
Bruce Joyce grew up in New Jersey, was educated at Brown University, and, after military service, taught in the schools of Delaware. He was a professor at the University of Delaware, the University of Chicago, and Teachers College, Columbia University, where he directed the laboratory school and the elementary teacher education program. His research, writing, and consultation are focused on models of teaching, professional development design and implementation, school renewal, and programs for K12 beginning readers and Grade 3-12 struggling readers. Primary topics of his speaking and consultation include Teaching Methods, Curriculum and Content, Staff Development, and 21st Century School Renewal. He lives in Saint Simons Island, Georgia, and can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com. With Emily Calhoun, his most recent book is Models of Professional Development (2010). Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press. Emily Calhoun currently focusses on school improvement and professional development, where she combines practice and research. She specializes in the language arts, particularly the teaching of reading and writing in the elementary grades and literacy development K-12, including programs for struggling readers.
She writes and consults on action research, The Picture-Word Inductive Model of Teaching, and ways of incorporating digital technologies into K-12 learning environments through the development of hybrid courses.
She lives in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.