Critical Issues in Professional Development
- Internet Links
Although NCREL takes care in selecting other Internet sites to which it links
or points, such selection does not imply endorsement by NCREL, its partners,
or funding agents.
NFIE's program to improve the quality and availability of professional development
for public school teachers, education support personnel, and higher education
faculty and staff.
- The Mentor
This document describes the nature of a productive mentor/mentee relationship,
and provides tips on organizing and evaluating a mentor program.
- Mentor Leadership and Resource
Home page of MLRN, an affiliate of the Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development, includes some free mentoring information.
- National Staff Development Council
Home page of the agency whose mission is to ensure success for all students
by serving as the international network for those who improve schools and
by advancing individual and organization development. Make special note
of the NSDC Standards for Staff Development,
A National Plan for National Foundation for
the Improvement of Education - A Change of Course
Improving Professional Development, and online articles from the Journal
of Staff Development.
- Teachers Take Charge
of Their Learning: Transforming Professional Development for Student Success
This 1996 report was prepared by the National Foundation for the Improvement
- Helping Teachers
Teach Well: Transforming Professional Development
This 1995 report was prepared by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education.
- Improving America's
Schools: Newsletter on Issues in School Reform
A U.S. Department of Education newsletter intended to help school, district,
and state leaders explore key topics in improving America's schools. This
issue explores professional development.
- Promising Practices:
New Ways to Improve Teacher Quality
A 1998 publication from the U.S. Department of Education outlines strategies
for achieving excellence in the teaching profession through recruitment,
licensing and certification standards, preservice education, professional
development practices, accountability, and incentives.
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Announces ASCD's professional development conferences, presents Education
News and Issues, and provides Table of Contents for the Educational Leadership
journal as well as full text of some articles.
- Hotlist: Educational.Resources
Hotlist, from the Franklin Institute, of links to resources on professional
development, curriculum, and other topics.
- REGION VI Comprehensive Center
Home page of the regional education research, training, and development
center whose mission is to ensure that sustained, non-fragmented training
and technical assistance are developed and provided to assist in meeting
the needs of all students served under the Improving America's Schools Act
of 1994 (IASA) and in areas consistent with the vision of the National Goals
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