Staff Development Home Page
- As we approach the ambitious task of defining staff development for
engaged learning and technology integration, we are confronted with a multitude
of challenges that face school districts as they plan, hire, and allocate
funds for effective induction and staff development models. According to
the Journal of Staff Development, "Effective
staff development focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required
of teachers, administrators, and other school employees so all students
can learn and perform at high levels." Our goal is to develop a framework
that will provide effective staff training for improved student learning
through engaged learning and the integration of technology in all curricular
areas. The staff development pages of LInC Online will guide you through
the process of designing opportunities that will best utilize your potential
in the capacity of a staff developer. You will find assignments on these
pages. Be sure to check with your facilitator to know which assignments
you are responsible to complete to meet the expectations of the course.
This is a lesson to reflect upon what you currently know about professional
development and how you can make progress in your school or district.
- This page has detailed information about what your action plan should
contain. There are links to several examples, as well as tips for creating
The characteristics of adult learners are different than those of the
students we see in our classes. We need to be aware of and sensitive to
their special needs.
- This is a resource page of Web-linked articles dealing with the various
aspects of professional development.
- This is a page of guiding questions for building a staff development
- This template for action plan
Web page is here for you to use and it includes the appropriate
header and footer.
- This is the assessment tool that will be used for the action plan you
This is the rubric used for whole district plans. If a school uses this
rubric, please scale accordingly.