I have been researching and developing a design process for professional learning for the past 12 years. The deep roots of the design process emerge from a research study that examines the influence of instructional strategies on teachers' attitudes toward professional learning (2008). After earning a Ph.D. in Education. I was not content to leave well enough alone.
I gave the design process a name, the Intentional Design Process, and began to strengthen its research-based framework. Creating Professional Development that Works (2015) explains the details of the framework. Unwilling to stop until I had a process that teachers could use I spent the next three years transforming the design process so it would be easy for teacher educators to understand and use. Fulfilling the Needs of Teachers provides examples and explanations for 12 relevant professional learning activities.
Yet, somehow I am still not finished. Next, on my agenda is Unleashing Teachers' Positive Energy (working title), ETA 2020. This guidebook will offer you a way to intentionally unleash potential energy within the activities you create for professional learning. Potential energy is the energy that every learning activity possesses by virtue of its position relative to various elements of the classroom ecosystem and teachers’ beliefs about professional learning.
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