EA 551: Supervision For Instructional Improvement

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Supervision for Instructional Improvement Ebony A. Wilson Grand Canyon University Supervision and Instructional Leadership EDA 551 April 20, 2011 Supervision for Instructional Improvement Professional development is an essential tool in a movement towards greater success for all students and meeting the needs for school change in a society that is desperately in need of one. As stated by DeSimone (2011), "Teacher professional development is one of the keys to improving the quality of U.S. schools. Many education reforms rely on teacher learning— and the improved instruction that ideally follows — to increase student learning, so understanding what makes professional development effective is critical to understanding…show more content…
The principal also feels that sensitivity and a selectiveness nature must be given to staff. He feels that staff have many things going on, time is an enemy of all and there needs to be an understanding as to what they can handle. Another factor of importance raised by the principal is the fact that he stated that what supervisors need to be conscious of is the fact that professional development should, in some cases is researched based. With this in mind he feels that those involved need to be mindful of that fact that research-based elicits proving that something is effective. With this key piece he believes creates greater success professional for educators and better higher achieving results for…show more content…
The problems which surface and thus cause friction with it is the lack of quality professional development, the time allotted and better follow through making sure that it was not a complete waste of time or taken as more of a day offer. Time is one key and important issue regarding professional development. Teachers cannot simply make magic happen and cause a change for the better without being given adequate time but given this factor it must also be understood given more time is not to mean doing a repeat of the same thing that cause conflict with the true purpose of professional development. There is a bottom line that professional development holds. It is a impact on what teacher’s can achieve to improve themselves and therefore improve their students but it must all have an interconnection of validity and results. As identified by Darling-Hammond and McLaughlin (2011), “Habits and cultures inside schools must foster critical
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