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Checking Professional Development for Alignment to Learning Theories

Checking Professional Development for Alignment to Learning Theories

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Author: Jody Waltman
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In this lesson, students assess the alignment of professional development plans to learning theories.

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Notes on "Checking Professional Development for Alignment to Learning Theories"

(00:00 - 00:24) Introduction

(00:25 - 01:11) Andragogy

(01:12 - 01:38) Self-Directed Learning

(01:39 - 02:09) Transformational Learning

(02:10 - 02:23) Situated Learning Theory

(02:24 - 02:35) Networked Learning Theory

(02:36 - 02:58) Social Learning Theory

(02:59 - 09:05) Sample Plan Alignment

(09:06 - 09:36) Stop and Reflect

Additional Resources

Seven Principles for Effective Professional Development for Diverse Schools

This article by Abelardo Villarreal outlines seven helpful considerations for professional development design. In particular, Villarreal stresses the importance of aligning activities to Knowles' adult learning theory.
http://www.idra.org/IDRA_Newsletter/June_-_July_2005_Self_-_Renewing_Schools_Leadership_Accountability/Seven_Principles_for_Effective_Professional_Development_for_Diverse_Schools/#sthash.HUC31Bdc.dpuf


Professional Learning Communities: Professional Development Strategies That Improve Instruction 

This guidebook from the Annenberg Institute focuses on professional development strategies to improve student achievement; alignment to adult learning theory is inherent in the design. The guidebook is a useful tool for any school embarking on the PLC journey.
http://annenberginstitute.org/pdf/proflearning.pdf