teacher professional development 3

Sort It Out: According to Gaible and Burns (2005) Teacher Professional Development can be divided into three broad categories:

Standardized: The most centralized approach, best used to disseminate information and skill among large teacher populations. Example: Institute Days (PD days).

Site-based:Intensive learning by groups of teachers in a school or region, promoting profound and long-term changes in instructional methods. Example: Coaching.

Self-directed:Independent learning, sometimes initiated at the learner’s discretion, using available resources that may include computers and the Internet. Example: PERA

Using each of the three categories (Standardized, Site-based and Self-directed), create a list of specific models of professional development that exemplify each category. Share your findings (small group, shoulder partners, or other way as directed by your instructor).


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