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Developing Highly Qualified Teachers
A Handbook for School Leaders



November 2005 | 144 pages | Corwin
Learn how to hire, develop, and retain highly qualified teachers.

Developing Highly Qualified Teachers answers the questions "what is quality teaching" and "how is quality teaching achieved." The authors include strategies for:

- quality induction programs;

- working with marginal teachers;

- using self-directed development for quality teachers;

- using cooperative development for quality teachers;

- working with mentors;

- linking staff development with teacher development.

Addressing the NCLB guidelines, this book will help you develop a strong faculty of highly qualified teachers.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Part I. The Foundations
 
1. Understanding and Owning the Concept of Highly Qualified Teachers
Understanding the Concept of Highly Qualified Teachers

 
Owning the Concept of the Highly Qualified Teacher

 
Using Guidelines for Leadership

 
A Final Note

 
 
2. Recruiting Highly Qualified Teachers
Understanding the Need for Recruitment

 
Using General Strategies

 
Using Strategies That Respond to System Needs

 
Recruiting Graduates From Alternative Programs

 
Expanding the Sources

 
A Final Note

 
 
3. Selecting Highly Qualified Teachers
Strategies to Use in the Preliminary Stage

 
Strategies to Use in the Middle Stage

 
Strategies to Use in the End Stage

 
Appendix: Overview of Employment Law

 
 
Part II. The General Strategies
 
4. Designing Your Own Model of Faculty Development
How Differentiated Supervision Works

 
Evaluation of the Differentiated System

 
Developing a Homegrown Differentiated Model

 
 
5. Implementing a Quality Staff Development Program for All Teachers
Defining the Concept of Staff Development

 
Understanding the Background of Staff Development

 
Choosing an Appropriate Model of Staff Development

 
Implementing Staff Development Effectively

 
Putting It All Together

 
A Final Note

 
 
Part III. The Specific Approaches
 
6. Developing a Quality Induction Program for New Teachers
Importance of Induction Programs

 
Organizational Structures Needed

 
Special Needs of New Teachers

 
Features of Effective Induction Programs

 
Services Provided

 
Use of Technology

 
Evaluation of Induction Programs

 
A Final Note

 
 
7. Working With Marginal Teachers
Defining the Term and Identifying the Marginal Teacher

 
Developing the Marginal Teacher

 
Evaluating the Marginal Teacher

 
Making a Final Decision

 
Helping Marginal Teachers With Special Problems

 
A Final Note

 
 
8. Using Self-Directed Development With Highly Qualified Teachers
Understanding the Nature of Self-Directed Development

 
Analyzing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Directed Development

 
Using Implementation Strategies

 
Seeing How It Might Operate at the School Level

 
 
9. Using Cooperative Development With Highly Qualified Teachers
A Rationale for Using Teams for the Development of Teachers

 
A Structure for Cooperative Development

 
Activities to Help in the Development of Teachers

 
Cautions to Keep in Mind in Using Teams

 
 
10. Working With Mentors to Develop Highly Qualified Teachers
Understanding the Nature of Mentoring

 
Selecting Mentors

 
Training Mentors

 
Identifying Mentor Functions

 
Solving Mentor Problems

 
 
11. Using Curriculum Development as Faculty Development
A Rationale for Curriculum Development as Faculty Development

 
Using Curriculum Standards

 
Developing Positive Faculty Attitudes

 
Developing a Scope and Sequence Chart

 
Developing Long-Term Plans

 
Painting a Portrait of the Year

 
Identifying the Titles of Units

 
Allocating Time to Each Unit

 
Recording Decisions in a Long-Term Calendar

 
Writing Units of Study

 
A Final Note

 
 
Part IV. The Results
 
12. Retaining Highly Qualified Teachers
Understanding the Importance of Retention

 
Analyzing the Reasons Teachers Leave Their Positions

 
Using General Processes for Retention

 
Using Specific Strategies

 
A Final Note

 
 
13. Developing the Faculty as a Cohesive Community
Reflect About Values and Practices

 
Communicate Cohesiveness

 
Reinforce Cohesiveness

 
Make Special Efforts

 
 
References
 
Index

"If you want to attract, reward, develop, and retain a highly qualified, cohesive faculty, this is the text for you. The authors provide administrators with a workable blueprint for faculty development. Aware of the need for differentiation, this text provides guidelines for developing new teachers, methods to work with marginal teachers, and a process for challenging highly qualified staff members."

Peter C. Grande, Director of Professional Development
Rose Tree Media School District, Media, PA

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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