Curriculum & Instruction
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Dr. Leigh Zeitz
Few days per year
Personal growth & dev.
Relevant & timely
Small groups of educators
Work together over time
Professional learning communities
Based on principals of effective adult learning
Deepens educators' content knowledge
NationalStaff Development Council Standards for Staff Dev.
Identify Professional DevelopmentTeam
Collect and Analyze Student Data
Set SMART Goals
Design Professional Development
Focus on the students
What are your preferred outcomes?
What data measures these?
What barriers will you meet?
Who will collect the original data?
How will it be shared?
What data will be collected?
How often will the data be collected?
Through which medium will the data be
How will the data be reviewed?
How will it affect the teaching process?
What topic will students learn?
How do teachers need to teach?
What skills will teachers need?
What experiences will teachers need to learn