Source : Aprélia
The booklet Leading teachers’ professional development is a free educational resource (OER) developed by a group of teacher educators to support school leaders who accompany their staff’s Professional Learning and Development (LPD) within their institution with a view of enhancing the conditions and quality of learning in the school.
It is an adaptation of the Aprélia booklet Conduire le développement professionnel continu des enseignants which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike licence. It also draws on the work carried out by TESSA and Aprélia in French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa, separately or jointly, as well as the resources resulting from this work.It belongs to a collection of booklets that relates to the key issue of improving learning through school-based professional co-development.
What this booklet is about
As a school leader your leadership role implicitly includes providing support to teachers to enable them improve their practice (including leading teacher professional development). This is not straightforward because there are certain constraints (including budgets) that are not within your control. However, there are opportunities for you to maximise teachers’ effectiveness through school-based support strategies, which is the focus of this booklet.
What school leaders can learn in this booklet
The resources, activities, pauses for thought and case studies in this booklet will help youto:
- Know how teachers’ professional development can impact on school improvement and student learning outcomes.
- Generate some ideas to help your teachers assess their professional development needs
- Plan, monitor and enable professional development of all teachers.
The booklet Leading teachers’ professional development