Evaluating Professional Development (1-off Series) [Thomas R. Guskey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a practical guide to. Evaluating Professional. Development. By. Thomas R. Guskey. University of Kentucky. (Article reprinted with permission from Dr. Guskey). Evaluating Professional Development has 27 ratings and 3 reviews. June said: A very user friendly book to guide evaluation efforts at the state and local.
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Thank you for taking the time to put this together. Johndel Asong marked it as to-read Jan 18, I found myself nodding off while reading it.
Certainly something I will be referring to throughout the coming year. It was important for me to look at and reflect on the multitude of ways in which leaders need to evaluate their work.
Mary-Jo is currently reading it Apr 02, From a policy perspective, that indicates to me that no single source of evidence is going guskwy be adequate. The power of thinking in terms of the five evaluation levels is engaging teachers in the planning of professional development activities. As we applied the model, developmebt, we found that professional development efforts still were not yielding positive results—but nothing in the model explained why.
Immediately following any professional development activity, I can gather information about levels one and two—finding out if people liked it and what they gained from that experience in terms of new knowledge and skills.
Evaluating Professional Development
Examining programs more closely, I found that things were done right from a training perspective, but educators were then sent back to organizations that did not support them in what we asked them to do. Paniz Saadati marked it as to-read Sep 26, Pam Taylor rated it really liked it Jul 08, And appropriate implementation is a prerequisite to seeing improvements in student learning.
Arlene Russell rated it it was amazing Oct 29, 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. This planning process compels educators to plan not in terms of what they are going to do but in terms of what they want to accomplish with their students.
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But when teachers are experimenting with new approaches to instruction or a new curriculum, they need to gain evidence rapidly to show that it’s making a difference. Refresh and try again. When I compared administrators’ and teachers’ rankings, I found they were almost exactly reversed! Nicholas Little rated it really liked it Sep 15, The evaluation processes and tools recommended in this book acknowledge that if staff development is to improve student learning, many levels of change profewsional required, each with its own particular evaluation challenges.
A third level was how it influenced what prpfessional did on the job. I thought this model could be useful for what we do in professional development in education. 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. Researchers have shown, however, that simply adding more time for job-embedded activities is insufficient. Anneke added it Sep 15, But information on levels three, four, and five cannot be gathered at that time.
Trivia About Evaluating Profes I would notice when professional development missed my zone of proximal development by being either too hard or too easy. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher, served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools, and was the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center.
Martha Bogart added it Sep 02, But most policymakers, legislators, and school leaders are not asking for ironclad proof. Vivacity is currently reading it Sep 21, Instead, we need to consider multiple indicators. Myra marked it as to-read Jan 29, What is your five-level model for evaluating professional development, and how did it come to be?
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. This past year, I’ve met with leaders in the U. And a fourth level considered how the training affected their productivity. Again, planning backward makes this clearer. Karen Soanes added it Apr 10, Aug 24, Susan rated it liked it Shelves: Account Options Sign in.
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Nuansahijau marked it as to-read Aug 27, Guskey describes the process for “working backwards” from Level 5 “the student learning outcomes that you want to achieve” and through each successive level to “what set of experiences will enable participants to acquire the needed knowledge and skills Level 1.
What do you hope people take away from your model? Goodreads helps you proffssional track of books you want to read. User Review – Flag as inappropriate I found this book about professional development by Gusky to be well informed and prepared.
Mat rated it really liked it Nov 22, Books by Thomas R. They want to see improvements in assessment results or test scores, increased attendance, fewer discipline problems, or decreased dropout rates.
Marc marked it as to-read Jul 02, Practice and Theory Philip Adey Limited preview – The Professional Development of Teachers: