Mar 24, 2023  
2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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ED 537 - Professional Development in the 21st Century

Draws on adult learning theories to provide a context to evaluate professional development models and procedures and to create a professional development plan. The desirability of collaborative goal-setting, supportive feedback, and analytic evaluation are stressed in planning and implementing professional development efforts. Congruence of individual’s development goals with the organization’s long-term planning is stressed.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 5 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the student will: 

  • Know the various models of professional development and apply them to workplace
  • Analyze the connection between professional development, professional learning communities, and student achievement
  • Evaluate existing professional development in light of the new definition and the new national standard
  • Use case studies to analyze and compare effective professional development to the new national criteria
  • Dialog and network with colleagues about effective professional development
  • Design, present, and evaluate a staff development presentation for a specific goal in the workplace

Credits: 3

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