Professional learning once was an invisible part of being a good teacher. But, today, how teachers learn matters as much as how students learn.
Current research on adult learners suggests that effective professional learning is job-embedded, collaborative, dynamic, and inquiry-based. If you lead or support educators in this evolving, practice-grounded approach, it’s important to understand the process itself and to appreciate the skills it demands from those who participate in it.
Join MaryEllen Vogt, co-author of Professional Learning in Action: An Inquiry Approach for Teachers of Literacy, for a webinar that will provide insights into this innovative model of professional learning. MaryEllen will share specific examples of how to implement inquiry-based professional learning in your elementary or secondary school. These new, collaborative strategies for both teachers and administrators are valuable for all professional staff at all grade levels.
About the speaker:
MaryEllen Vogt, Ed.D. is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Education at California State University, Long Beach. MaryEllen has served as a reading and special education specialist, district reading resource teacher, and university teacher educator. She is the co-author of 17 books, co-creator of the acclaimed SIOP Model for teaching English Learners, and is past president of the International Literacy Association.
MaryEllen received her Doctorate in Language and Literacy from the University of California, Berkeley and has worked as a consultant in reading/language arts for school districts and reading associations throughout the US and internationally.