EDU 243 Teacher Leadership in Professional Development

Teacher leaders are often asked to develop professional development activities in their areas of expertise. This course will provide a foundation in the design of professional development programs and effective pedagogy for adult learners. Teachers will conduct a needs assessment to determine the professional development needs for their school in a particular area, design and implement a professional development program to address these needs, and evaluate the effects of the program on teaching skills and student outcomes. In addition teachers will develop their presentation and publication skills. Prerequisite: Two years teaching experience.