Educational administrators make a sincere effort to develop a curriculum scope and sequence for students. Yet, with few exceptions, educational administrators make no such effort to develop a similar document for the professional learning of teachers. As a result, teachers often are provided with professional learning activities that lack focus and coherence. The content of Transforming Professionals into Experts: A Systematic and Comprehensive Approach to Mid-Career Teacher Development fills this void. Through clear standards, reflective activities, and differentiated evaluation tools, educational administrators will have everything needed to implement a systematic and comprehensive staff development program for mid-career teachers.
Dr. Matthew J. Jennings is a 31-year veteran of education. He has served as a classroom teacher, supervisor, director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Teacher Guided Discussions
Chapter 3. Structured Small Group Discussions
Chapter 4. Student-Led Small Group Discussions
Chapter 5. D.E.E.P Learning Tasks
Chapter 6. Next Steps
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