Contents Meet the Author Preface Acknowledgements Part 1: Foundations of Job-embedded Professional Learning 1: Championing Professional Learning 2: Professional and Job-embedded Learning 3: Adult Learning and Professional Growth 4: Framing Professional Learning Efforts 5: Assessing Professional Learning-Did Things Stick? Part 2: Processes and Models that Support Job-embedded Professional Learning 6: Learning Communities 7: Coaching 8: Collaborative Teacher Development: Teacher Study Groups, Whole-Faculty Study Groups, and Book Studies 9: Critical Friends 10: Lesson Study 11: Action Research 12: Portfolios 13: Stepping Up to the Plate
Sally J. Zepeda is Professor of Educational Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia, where she teaches courses in instructional supervision, professional development, teacher evaluation, and school improvement.
"Professional Development: What Works lays the foundation
for job-embedded professional learning, then builds upon that
foundation by presenting a variety of processes and models that
administrators and teachers can use to actualize professional
learning. Dr. Zepeda's foundation is composed of interlocking
components like school culture, teacher agency, adult learning, and
collaboration. Her professional learning models include popular
models like coaching and learning communities and less utilized but
equally powerful models like lesson study and action research. All
in all this book is a significant contribution by one of the most
significant scholars in the field. "
-Stephen P. Gordon, Professor of Educational and Community Leadership, Texas State University
"Professional development is the oxygen of teacher growth.
Educators need it to breathe, to do their heart and mind work, and
to sustain themselves in our increasingly complex times. This
groundbreaking book offers an updated treasure chest of cutting
edge ideas, useful practices, and job-embedded strategies that
serve as a roadmap for planning and implementing effective learning
opportunities for teachers and the other adults in your care."
-Ellie Drago-Severson, Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning and Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University