The PD Book: 7 Habits that Transform Professional Development
Develop transformational professional development programs that build and sustain your school community
In The PD Book, bestselling author Elena Aguilar and co-author Lori Cohen offer seven habits—and a wealth of practical tools—that help you transform professional development. In this book, you’ll learn how to inspire adult learners, the importance of having clear purpose, and how to navigate power dynamics in a group. You’ll also learn a new way to plan PD that allows you to attend to details and be a responsive facilitator. The dozens of tips and tricks, anecdotes and research, and tools and resources will enable you to create the optimal conditions for learning.
- Craft effective outcomes for your adult students and design an agenda that aligns with adult learning principles
- Use storytelling as a tool for effective workshops and trainings
- Plan backwards from evaluations and outcomes to create powerful and lasting educational experiences
Ideal for educational leaders and administrators, professional development facilitators, coaches, and positional leaders in both K-12 and higher education, The PD Book is an incisive resource offering concrete strategies for educators at all levels.