Research supports professional development that:
- Provides opportunities for active, hands-on learning.
- Enables teachers to acquire new knowledge, apply it to practice, and reflect on results with colleagues.
- Is collaborative and collegial.
- Is intensive and sustained over time.
Darling-Hammond, L. & Richardson, N. (2009). Teacher Learning:
What Matters? Educational Leadership, 66(5), 46-53.
Diane has extensive experience as an instructional coach and co-teacher in inclusion classrooms. She personalizes professional learning experiences both in classrooms and with teachers. Diane works with school leaders and teachers in a variety of capacities. She is able to:
- Facilitate co-planning sessions with teachers.
- Offer curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies to resolve student learning issues.
- Recommend resources, technology, and materials to highly engage learners.
- Model effective instructional practices through co-teaching with educators in their classrooms.
- Increase teacher effectiveness by working as an instructional coach visiting classrooms and providing descriptive feedback.
- Work with professional learning communities facilitating and modeling lesson study.
- Provide “shadowing” opportunities in instructional coaching for principals and teacher leaders.