Professional Development Resources
The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Online Courses: Professional Development. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.
Systemic and Professional Development Approach to Dropout Prevention. (2016). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Making Sense of the Evidence: A Review of Dropout Prevention Strategies. (2014). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
McGrane, G. (2011). Building Authentic Relationships With Youth At Risk. Professional Development Series.
The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention. (2011). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Promoting Powerful Professional Learning to Advance Student Achievement. (2010). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Building Authentic Relationships with Youth At Risk. (2009). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Call Me MISTER. (2009). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Improving Reading for Academic Success: Strategies for Enhancing Adolescent Literacy. (2009). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Policies and Practices Related to Student Failure and Dropping Out: Tools and Resources. (2008). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
The Role of the Principal in Dropout Prevention. (2008). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Hammond, C., Smink, J., & Drew, S. (2007). Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report. National Dropout Prevention Center.
Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004). Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.
Non-Regulatory Guidance for Title II, Part A: Building Systems of Support for Excellent Teaching and Leading. US Department of Education. (2016).
Gail M. Sullivan, MD, M. P. H., & Richard Feinn, P. D. (2012). Using Effect Size—or Why the P Value Is Not Enough. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 4(3), 279–282.
Hirsh, S. (2009). A New Definition . Journal of Staff Development, 30(4), 10-16.
Simonsen, B., Fairbanks, S., Briesch, A., Myers, D., & Sugai, G. (2008). Evidence-based Practices in Classroom Management: Considerations for Research to Practice . Education and Treatment of Children, 31(3), 351-380.
Consider These Critical Questions to Strengthen Your School Improvement Plan . (2006). Journal of Staff Development, 27(4), 59-60.
Sparks, D. (2002). Designing powerful professional development for teachers and principals . Oxford, OH : National Staff Development Council.
Garet, M., Porter, A. C., Desimone, L., Birman, B. F., & Yoon, K. S. (2001). What makes professional development effective? Results from a national sample of teachers . American Educational Research Journal, 38(4), 915-945.
Miles, K. H., & Hornbeck, M. (2001). Getting to the heart of school improvement: Integrating professional development spending in the Cincinnati Public Schools .
Mizell, H. (2001). How to Get There from Here. Journal of Staff Development, 22(3)
Peixotto, K., & Fager, J. (1998). High-quality professional development: An essential component of successful schools. Portland, OR : Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NREL).
What Work Requires of Schools: A SCANS Report for America 2000 . (1991). US Department of Labor.
downloadable presentations dealing with CSTA’s purpose, projects, and partnerships, given at conferences across the country
an alliance of educators, researchers, national associations, and officers of professional organizations and foundations committed to promoting the academic performance and healthy development of young adolescents
the only national education association dedicated exclusively to the growth of middle level education
founded in 1969; the largest nonprofit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement
criteria identified by the National Forum to describe high-performing schools that serve students in the middle grades