Teacher PD – Week 2 – Class Notes

Rich discussion in class about the readings – what is are the core features and goals of transformative PD.

  • Focus on:
    • Classroom practice
    • Teaching and learning of subject matter (PCK)
    • Student learning processes in specific subject matters
  • Active and inquiry based
  • Collaborative learning
    • Involvement of outside experts
  • Duration and sustainability
    • On-going support
    • Follow-up
  • Coherence
  • School’s organizational conditions
  • Think about learning vs learing about thinking
  • Research-based instructional practices
    • Opportunities for teachers to adopt practices to their unique context