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Administrators


General Information
Professional Development
Evaluating Professional Development Sessions
Professional Development Information Specific to South Carolina


GENERAL INFORMATION


Resource: District Administration
http://www.DistrictAdministration.com
These folks have a magazine and an e-newsletter. They do a great job covering many topics of interest to administrators and other educators

Education World Principal Files
http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/archives/p_files.shtml
There articles “focus on the important and practical elements of the school administrator's job.” Excellent site!

The Mentoring Leadership & Resource Network
http://www.mentors.net/index.html

The Freshman Principal: Recruiting and Retaining Effective Principals by Diane Curtis
http://www.edutopia.org/node/1000

“Mentoring programs help ease the pressures of principalship.” [See related video]
http://www.edutopia.org/freshman-principal

Principal Mentoring: The Push for New School Leaders [related video]
http://www.edutopia.org/principal-mentoring


Leadership Academies - Module 1, Building Leadership Teams
http://www.urbanschools.org/professional/mod_1.html
This is a module is part of Professional Learning by the National Institute for Urban School Improvement.

Training Tube TV - "Videos to Inspire Learning"
http://www.trainingtube.tv/account/home.php
This is by VignettesVideos that is apparently related to Training Magazine, which has been around for years.

TED - "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world"
http://www.ted.com/
"TED is a small nonprofit ...[that] started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader." They have over 700 TEDTalks, which are videos of people's talks, keynotes, presentations, etc.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Professional Development [North Central Regional Educational Laboratory]
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/pd0cont.htm

Professional Development Toolkit
http://www.nsba.org/sbot/toolkit/ProfDev.html

Planning Professional Development
http://www.nsba.org/sbot/toolkit/PlanningPD.html
A checklist.

Professional Development
http://www.edweek.org/rc/issues/professional-development/
This article is by the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center.

National Staff Development Council
http://www.nsdc.org/

Creating a Professional Development Plan (PDF)
http://net.educause.edu/section_params/mentoring/M06_%20PDP.pdf


TeacherTV
http://www.teachers.tv/
“Through engaging videos, practical resources and an active online community, Teachers TV supports the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field.” A fantastic resource!



EVALUATING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS


An example of an exit slip (PDF)
http://www.vallivue.org/PDF%20Files/Prof%20Develop%20Courses/PD%20Exit%20Slip.pdf
This is from the Vallivue School District #139 (Caldwell, ID) web site.

Evaluating Professional Development, according to Guskey http://www.peecworks.org/PEEC/PEEC_Inst/S00B98BD1-00B9920B

Does It Make a Difference? Evaluating Professional Development by Thomas R. Guskey
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar02/vol59/num06/Does-It-Make-a-Difference%C2%A2-Evaluating-Professional-Development.aspx
In this article, Thomas Guskey discusses his five levels of professional development.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO SOUTH CAROLINA


South Carolina Standards for Professional Development
http://www.cofc.edu/~pdie/policies_sc_prodevstandards.htm

South Carolina Online Professional Development
http://ed.sc.gov/scopd/

TeacherLine Southeast
http://www.teacherlinesoutheast.org/credit.htm
“TeacherLine courses offer … options for re-certification and graduate credit”

A Comprehensive Review of Professional Development in South Carolina
http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED464027&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED464027
This study was published in 2001. (ED464027)