If you need to develop learning activities that create relevant professional learning for teachers, this book is for you. Professional Learning: A Planning Guide is a practical resource with a research-based foundation that produces desired results.
If you are responsible for designing, developing, and delivering professional learning to teachers, this book is for you. This planning guide contains examples, explanations, and space for readers to create their own activities.
If you would like a set of professional learning templates that produce activities which sustain teachers’ learning over time, this book is for you. This planning guide contains ready-to-use templates that help you develop activities for teachers’ use before, during, after, and beyond implementation.
If you desire to create professional learning that initiates lasting improvements in teachers’ practices, this book is for you. Every template aligns with at one or more educational change elements.
Andrea L Ray is a visionary in professional learning design. She believes passionately in the power of teachers to prepare children for future roles that do not yet exist.
Welcome to the World
PART ONE: YES, I COME WITH AN OWNER’S MANUAL
Chapter One: Design Framework
Chapter Two: The Five-Step Process
Chapter Three: Identify and Define Borders
Chapter Four: Focal Points and Instructional Goals
Chapter Five: Is There Anything Else We Should Know?
PART TWO: AN EXAMPLE
Chapter Six: How to Create Relevant Activities
Chapter Seven: How to Design and Develop Activity 1
Chapter Eight: How to Assess Activity 1
PART THREE: CLASSROOM-CENTERED ACTIVITIES
Chapter Nine: Learning Activity 1
Chapter Ten: Learning Activity 2
Chapter Eleven: Learning Activity 3
PART FOUR: LEARNING-CENTERED ACTIVITIES
Chapter Twelve: Learning Activity 4
Chapter Thirteen: Learning Activity 5
Chapter Fourteen: Learning Activity 6
PART FIVE: UNDERSTANDING-CENTERED ACTIVITIES
Chapter Fifteen: Learning Activity 7
Chapter Sixteen: Learning Activity 8
Chapter Seventeen: Learning Activity 9
PART SIX: PROGRESS-CENTERED ACTIVITIES
Chapter Eighteen: Learning Activity 10
Chapter Nineteen: Learning Activity 11
Chapter Twenty: Learning Activity 12
Appendix A: Principles of Adult Learning
Appendix B: Attributes of Innovations that Affect Their Rate of Adoption
Appendix C: Content Word Family, Definitions and Focal Points
Appendix D: Processing Word Family, Definitions and Focal Points
Appendix E: Classroom Ecosystem Word Family, Definitions and Focal Points