It's true that students gain more from learning experiences when they're encouraged to plan their activities, share their knowledge with one another, and tailor material to their own needs. So why not create a professional development program that gives teachers the same range of options?
This book provides the framework and steps to help teachers
* Choose the right professional development strategies for their needs
* Collaborate with their peers in mentoring, journal writing, peer coaching, action research, and other activities
* Plan and schedule professional development events and experiences
* Evaluate the effect of their efforts
Checklists and assessment forms make it easier to implement the guide's teacher-centered approach.