Professional Development By Their Own Design is a learner centered approach to inservice and professional growth.
While some total group items are essential, letting teachers and staff select their own professional learning goals and reaching them has shown to be strongly motivational and helpful in eliminating that “waste of time” feeling.
This packet includes a general handout, notebook cover, six wide ranging starter ideas, equivalency chart, and a verity of forms along with general information for the principal or headmaster.
With a few alterations of the forms to make them fit the local situation, you can quickly have a learner centered professional development program up and running.
For the past seven years this program has been very successful at an academically oriented school. It has encouraged essential content growth often missing from usual professional development programs along with broadening the teaching methods of teachers.
It is a budget wise program with so many strong, free choices available!