A Renewed Vision for Professional Development

  • Cathy Box


This chapter provides a renewed vision for professional development that builds on current models and is grounded in the learning sciences, suggesting design elements including Wiggins and McTighe’s backward design as a framework for planning, and Chappuis’ Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning to help teachers achieve their professional goals. A renewed vision for professional development includes an emphasis on preparing teachers to provide deeper learning experiences and the development of twenty-first-century skills in their students. To do so, three interconnected constructs should become part of the professional development landscape: formative assessment, an incremental theory of intelligence, and metacognition. These goals for professional development can best be carried out through Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that offer on-the-job training and support and are common features of US schools.

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  • Cathy Box
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  1. 1.Lubbock Christian UniversityLubbockUSA

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