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Formatively, we need to find out at each level what’s been done well and, if not done well, how it can be improved.
Evaluating Professional Development
John Harris rated it really liked it Nov 19, I conducted a study in which groups of educators were asked to rank order 15 different indicators gyskey student learning in terms of which they believed provided the most valid evidence.
As we applied the model, however, we found that professional development efforts still were not yielding positive results—but nothing in the model explained why.
What they want is evidence that things are getting better. It requires a level of experimental rigor that is hard and often impossible to attain in practical school settings. It was important for me to look at and reflect on the multitude of ways in which leaders need to evaluate their work.
The information is good and evaljating techniques and tools described will be helpful. Some lists were based on the concurrence opinions among researchers, others used teacher self-reports, and only a few looked at impact on student learning.
Kim Timmerman rated it really liked it Jun 12, There are three major aspects of the model that I hope people will consider.
I use an adapted version of this weekly. They must demonstrate that the evidence of effects has been gathered over a significant period of time so that the program can be shown to be sustainable.
Evaluating Professional Development by Thomas R. Guskey
After an introduction that examines why professional development and evaluation ebaluating so important, there are nine chapters: Organization Support and Change”; 7 “Level 4: The five levels of evaluation breakdown is particularly helpful – level one – participant reaction, level two – participant learning, level three – organizational support and change, level four – use of knowledge and skills and level five – student learning.
Participants’ Learning”; 6 “Level 3: Increasingly, educators at all levels are coming to view professional development as a purposeful and intentional endeavor that should be developmet with specific goals in mind.
I share their hope. Certainly something I will be referring to throughout the coming year.
Seyyed Bagher added it Jan 13, The five levels of evaluation breakdown is particularly helpful – level one – participant reaction, level two – participant learning, level three – organizational support and change, level four – guwkey of knowledge and skills and level five – s A research heavy book on professional development evaluation. Because of their general nature, however, these Standards leave a lot of room for interpretation.
Instead, we need to consider multiple indicators.
If they don’t see such evidence, they quite naturally revert back to the tried and true things they’ve done in the past. I would developmentt when professional development missed my zone of proximal development by being either too hard or too easy. Kelly Pitzen Luedeke added it Sep 28, User Review – Flag as inappropriate I found this book about professional development by Gusky to be well informed and prepared.
My conclusion was that we may not have a true consensus on what makes professional development effective, and that moving toward one may be more complicated than most people think.
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Hossam El-Mogazi marked it as to-read Dec 07, A conversation with Thomas R. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Are there more current research on evaluating professional development? All other decisions are then based on that fundamental premise.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jennifer Hingely is currently reading it Aug 06, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Doing ineffective things longer doesn’t make them any better. Their hope is that this will lead to improved results from various funded programs.
Hightower Limited preview – Myra marked it as to-read Jan evapuating, Want to Read saving…. Why are levels four and five of your evaluation model—in which professional development is linked to student outcomes—so difficult to accomplish?
John Taylor rated it liked it Aug 22, Kim Huskey rated it really liked it Jan 06, Jen Chau marked it as to-read Feb 28, Olimpio Torres marked it as to-read Dec 19, Vicky rated it really liked it Oct 15, Mary-Jo is currently reading it Apr 02, Nuansahijau marked it as to-read Aug 27, Thursday, Feb 19, Pam Taylor rated it really liked it Jul 08, Kimberly Tyson rated it really liked it Mar 09, Still, NCLB and other national efforts are moving us in the right direction.
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