Evaluating Professional Development (1-off Series) [Thomas R. Guskey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a practical guide to. Evaluating Professional. Development. By. Thomas R. Guskey. University of Kentucky. (Article reprinted with permission from Dr. Guskey). Evaluating Professional Development has 27 ratings and 3 reviews. June said: A very user friendly book to guide evaluation efforts at the state and local.

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User Review – Flag as inappropriate I found this book about professional development by Gusky to be well informed and prepared. It is interesting to be transitioning to this new space as an instructional leader and to be faced directly with the need to accommodate teachers profsesional evaluate whether or not the work I do with them makes a difference in the place it needs to – with students.

My thinking was influenced by the work of Donald Kirkpatrick, who developed a model for evaluating training programs in business and industry.

Nicholas Little rated it really liked it Sep 15, Aug 24, Susan rated it liked it Shelves: A couple of years ago, I identified thirteen lists of characteristics of effective professional development that had been assembled by different professional organizations and research groups.

For example, people must have a positive reaction to a professional development experience before we can expect them to learn anything from it. I found myself nodding off while reading it. These Standards represent an attempt to give people in the field some guidelines for their work and some criteria by which to judge the effectiveness of their efforts. As we applied the model, however, we found that professional development efforts still were not yielding positive results—but nothing in the model explained why.


A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher, served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools, and was the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center.

Evaluating Professional Development

Return to Book Page. Practice and Theory Philip Adey Limited preview – This planning process compels educators to plan not in terms of what they are going to do but in terms of what they want to accomplish with their students.

I believe that certain aspects of the No Child Left Devleopment Act are motivated by frustration on the part of the federal government in allocating funds to education and not seeing much come from it. Things can break down at any point along the way, and once they break down, the improvement process comes to a screeching halt. Things broke down at the organization level. Because of their general nature, however, these Standards leave a lot of room for interpretation.

I use an adapted version of this weekly. Christine rated it really liked it Jul 03, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Evaluating Professional Development by Thomas R. Guskey

Again, planning backward makes this clearer. Thank you for taking the time to put this together. I conducted a study in which groups of educators were asked to rank order 15 different indicators of student learning in terms of which they believed provided the most valid evidence. See Figure 1 for the model. They must demonstrate that the evidence degelopment effects has been gathered over profeszional significant period of time so that the program can be shown to be sustainable.


I professonal feedback when requested and occasionally just because I had an opinion. Louise rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Amber Jones marked it as to-read Jan 28, A related challenge concerns the nature of that evidence, especially its credibility and its timing.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Melinda marked it as to-read Jul 06, Instead, we need to consider multiple indicators. Guskey Limited preview – Profezsional example, they describe the importance of extended time for professional development and the need to ensure that activities are ongoing and job-embedded.

Participants’ Learning”; 6 “Level 3: Mat rated it really liked it Nov 22, Susan Carmody added it Oct 08, In other words, the first thing people need to do when they plan professional development is to specify what impact they want to have on student learning.

Below, he discusses his five-step process for evaluating professional development in education and its connection to professional development planning. This past year, I’ve met with leaders in the U.

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