Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics (3rd Edition)
Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics, coauthored by WestEd’s Susan Mundry and Katherine Stiles with other colleagues in the field, is one of the most widely cited resources in professional learning for mathematics and science educators. For several years it has remained a highly regarded reference for improving professional practice and student achievement.
With an inspiring blend of theory and practical wisdom, this new and expanded edition demonstrates how to design professional development for teachers that is directly linked to improving student learning. Presenting an updated professional development planning framework, the book reflects current research on professional development design, underscores how beliefs and local factors can influence the professional development design, illustrates a wide range of professional development strategies, and emphasizes the importance of:
- Continuous program monitoring
- Combining strategies to address diverse needs
- Building cultures that sustain learning
Praise for this Resource
“Once again, this edition will help shape and guide professional development across this nation. The updated research and resources help those of us in the field design for better teacher learning with greater results on student achievement.”Kathy DiRanna, K-12 Alliance Statewide Director, WestEd
“In the 21st century when STEM education has become vital for our students and our nation and the importance of quality professional development has increased at least tenfold, this seminal work should be required reading for every education leader. It is both practical and scholarly in guiding a school toward a culture of continuous learning and improvement.”Harold Pratt, President, Science Curriculum Inc. and Former President, National Science Teachers Association
“This third edition represents the gold standard of resources for those working in the field of professional development. My staff and I highly recommend this book as a primary resource for designing and continuously improving professional development programs for teachers of science and mathematics. Unlike other resources, this unique and important book provides current research, an updated strategic planning framework, and access to a portfolio of best practices for informing your work.”Sally Goetz Shuler, Executive Director, National Science Resources Center
“Great guidance from some of the best thinkers in the field, with lots of easy-to-grasp examples you can wrap your mind around. This is the ‘go-to’ book for anyone supporting math and science teachers in the improvement of their practice toward better learning for all students.”Iris R. Weiss, President, Horizon Research, Inc.
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