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Professional Development

What Works, 3rd Edition

By Sally J. Zepeda


216 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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This comprehensive and authoritative book serves as the road map to your school’s professional development journey. Written for principals, professional development directors, other district leaders, and teacher leaders, Professional Development: What Works shows you how to plan and implement programs that promote teacher growth. Full of helpful case studies, useful resources, and templates, this book guides you in creating an effective, job-embedded professional development program that moves ideas to action.

Special Features in this Revised Edition:

  • Revised discussion on supporting and providing learning opportunities for adults
  • New "Cases from the Field" and "Notes from the Field" amplify best practices and serve to narrow the gap between research and practice

  • Updated and expanded coverage of professional job-embedded learning help leaders keep pace with advancements

  • Suggested readings support digging deeper into topical areas found within the chapters


Table of Contents


Meet the Author



Part 1: Foundations of Job-embedded Professional Learning

1: Championing Professional Learning

2: Professional and Job-embedded Learning

3: Adult Learning and Professional Growth

4: Framing Professional Learning Efforts

5: Assessing Professional Learning—Did Things Stick?

Part 2: Processes and Models that Support Job-embedded Professional Learning

6: Learning Communities

7: Coaching

8: Collaborative Teacher Development: Teacher Study Groups, Whole-Faculty Study Groups, and Book Studies

9: Critical Friends

10: Lesson Study

11: Action Research

12: Portfolios

13: Stepping Up to the Plate

About the Author

Sally J. Zepeda is Professor of Educational Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia, where she teaches courses in instructional supervision, professional development, teacher evaluation, and school improvement.

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