Professional Development

Teachers As Learners

Use the Teachers as Learners multimedia kit to conduct customized science and mathematics professional development for teachers. Strategies emphasize positioning teachers as learners, an approach designed to support student learning.

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Who Will Benefit

  • Professional Developers
  • Teacher Leaders
  • Teacher Educators
  • Administrators
  • Teacher Development Specialists

What You Will Learn

Session 1: Introduction (three-day workshop): Learn how to use Teachers as Learners: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development in Science and Mathematics to conduct teacher professional development:

  • Explore principles and conditions of effective and transformative professional development
  • Examine these principles and conditions “in action” through video clips of professional development strategies
  • Learn how to combine and customize effective professional development strategies to promote ongoing teacher learning in your own setting
  • Analyze data to identify needs and set goals for your professional development
  • Create an initial professional development plan to implement in your setting

Session 2: Leadership Development for School/District Professional Development (time varies; Session 1 is a prerequisite):

  • Deepen understanding of Session 1 topics
  • Learn about and apply a “collaborative video-viewing protocol”
  • Co-design and co-facilitate a professional development session and receive coaching and feedback
  • Develop, implement, and receive site-based coaching on a comprehensive professional development program in your own setting

Service Details

Learning sessions range from two- or three-day workshops up to year-long strands to support site-based implementation.

The kit itself is based on principles elaborated on in Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics, 2nd Edition. This classic best-seller has recently been updated and is included in the kit, which also includes the facilitator’s guide CD-ROM with detailed scripts, PowerPoint presentations, activities, and masters. Eighteen programs on four videotapes illustrate various professional development strategies.

What Makes This Service Unique

With over 40 years of combined experience designing and conducting professional development for teachers of science and mathematics across the country, WestEd’s Susan Mundry and Kathy Stiles have a deep understanding of the challenges and needs of classroom teachers. Mundry contributed to the design and development of the Teachers as Learners kit and is a co-author of the Teachers as Learners Facilitator’s Guide.

Cost

Workshop and site-based coaching days range from $2,000-$4,000 per day. A materials fee of $350 per participant covers the (discounted) price of the complete Teachers as Learners multimedia kit.

Learn More

To learn more, please contact Katherine Stiles at kstiles@wested.org or 317.509.4596.