Professional Development Resources

Professional Development Resources

NDPC Materials

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Online Courses: Overview Course. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Online Courses: Professional Development. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

Creating a Trauma-Informed Care School. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

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.

A Powerful New Definition for Professional Development. (2010).

Hirsh, S. (2009).  A New Definition pdf. Journal of Staff Development, 30(4), 10-16.

Rethinking Professional Development: Comprehensive Approaches to Ensuring Effective Teaching. (2009).

Simonsen, B., Fairbanks, S., Briesch, A., Myers, D., & Sugai, G. (2008).  Evidence-based Practices in Classroom Management: Considerations for Research to Practice  pdf. Education and Treatment of Children, 31(3), 351-380.

Consider These Critical Questions to Strengthen Your School Improvement Plan  pdf. (2006).  Journal of Staff Development, 27(4), 59-60.

Sparks, D. (2002).  Designing powerful professional development for teachers and principals  pdf. 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 pdf . 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  pdf.

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  pdf. (1991).   US Department of Labor.


Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Presentations

downloadable presentations dealing with CSTA’s purpose, projects, and partnerships, given at conferences across the country

National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform

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

National Middle Schools Association (NMSA)

the only national education association dedicated exclusively to the growth of middle level education

National Staff Development Council (NSDC)

founded in 1969; the largest nonprofit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement

Schools to Watch

criteria identified by the National Forum to describe high-performing schools that serve students in the middle grades

Status of Professional Learning

Study Design 101 – Meta-Analysis

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