Why Is Professional Development So Bad: How Do We Fix It?
Larry Ferlazzo with Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Diana Laufenberg, Dina Strasser, Debbie Silver
|What are the biggest problems with professional development for teachers and how can we solve them?|
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Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and district 21st Century Instructional coach. She is the author of Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement (Corwin/AMLE) which shares the results of her nationwide survey of 6th-12th graders and their responses to the question, "What engages you as a learner?" She has written books on Project Based Learning, cross-curricular writing, and middle school teaching strategies. She has been a staff blogger for Edutopia since 2008 and shares all things middle school at tweenteacher.com. Diana Laufenberg is a Nationally Board certified Social Studies teacher currently teaching 7th graders in Flagstaff, AZ. Dina Strasser is a fiction, non-fiction, and poetry writer. An ESL and English teacher for many years. Debbie Silver is an award-winning teacher, an internationally known presenter and humorist, an author of numerous books and educational journal articles.
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