REFORM: Schools Cannot Do It Alone. School Districts-CESA 7-Cardinal Stritch, 1992-Present.Report as inadecuate

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This paper outlines staff development programs offered by the teacher education faculty at Cardinal Stritch College (Wisconsin) to 26 districts from CESA 7 over 5 years. More than 850 administrators, staff, parents, board members, teachers, and students have participated. After assessing district and school needs through ongoing evaluation, surveys, focus groups, and other efforts, six programs were developed. The programs, which are described briefly, are: (1) Leadership I: School Improvement Team Training; (2) Leadership II: Advanced Facilitator Training; (3) Conflict Resolution through Collaborative Negotiation; (4) Activating Student Responsibility for Learning: Skills for the 21st Century; (5) CESA #7 Academy for Principals; and (6) Active Learning. Participants were able to earn college or CEU credit. The format for both the way the sessions were offered and the focus of the sessions changed based on the input received from participants. The last sections of the outline list what the staff has learned through the sessions and outgrowths of the program. A chart depicting professional knowledge base for teaching and learning is appended, as well as an outline of what teachers need to know and be able to do. (ND)

Descriptors: Administrators, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Students, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Improvement, Teachers

Author: Coles, James; Bojar, Anthea L.


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