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Setting PD Goals

Focus your professional development efforts on meaningful goals. Use these resources to get ideas about existing professional development standards and about tailoring your own specific objectives.

Model award video Model Award Winner Cheryl Hunt Clements talks about how she determines the content of professional development.

Model award video Model Award Winner Debbie Backus talks the steps she has taken to promote the attitude among the staff that all students are capable of high levels of achievement. and a text version which download more quickly are also available.)

Model award video Model Award Winner Alison Banikowski talks the process she uses to develop staff development beliefs and staff development outcomes.


    The National Awards Program for Model Professional Development
    "Mission and Principles of Professional Development"

    Michigan's State Dept. of Education's Standards for Professional Development

    Promoting Instructional Coherence Project (SEDL)

    Setting Schoolwide Goals
    From USDOE's Implementing Schoolwide Programs - An Idea Book on Planning.

    National Staff Development Council
    Summary of the national standards they have developed for each level of schooling is available by searching Standards. A study guide is available to go with the Standards and can be purchased online by searching Publications.

    Professional Development: Learning From the Best
    A toolkit for schools and districts based on Model Professional Development Award Winners is located at this site.

    Planning: Designing Effective Professional Development

    "Policy Recommendations and Examples Regarding State Professional Development Linked to Student Standards"
    National Education Goals Panel

    "What Teachers Should Know and be Able to do"
    National Board for Professional Teaching Standards


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