Northern CA Meet Up Lunch: San Jose/Silicon Valley
March 15, 2017 11:00 AM–March 15, 2017 1:00 PM
Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA
Please join us for the Administrators Meet Up to connect with peers, enjoy lunch, and share what is happening at your schools. Dr. Swetland will bring information from the Barna School Choice research commissioned by ACSI to this "no agenda" lunch. It is free for all ACSI school administrators and, if you contact Andrea Komos at firstname.lastname@example.org, you can register an administrator from a non-member school and bring them as your guest for free. See you at the Meet Up!
Professional development (PD) opportunities are nearly universal in the experiences of U.S. educators, both in public school settings and in Christian schools. The question of which PD strategies are most effective has become more critical in recent years, as schools face increasing internal and external pressures to improve student outcomes and optimize instructional expenditures. As a result, many school leaders are seeking to identify PD opportunities with high return on investment (ROI) in terms of student learning and achievement.
In an effort to address this issue systematically, a comprehensive literature synthesis was commissioned by ACSI (Swaner 2016). The synthesis, which surveyed over 500 scholarly articles and resources over the past 20 years, asked the question, “What are best practices in PD for Christian school teachers and leaders?” While little research was found specific to Christian education, what was available corroborated much of the broader literature on PD in K–12 schools. A set of characteristics of effective PD were identified in the literature, as well as a range of practices for which there exists research on their effectiveness. The synthesis also reviewed the evidence for the importance of cultures of continuous improvement to the effectiveness of any PD efforts.
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Avoid Walking the Plank, or at Least Reduce the Splash!