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This professional development sequence has been developed to serve three distinct audiences:
Toward these ends the purpose of this professional development sequence is to emphasize and clarify the following:
Because the audiences are varied and often assume different roles, this sequence has been designed to be flexible enough for state professional developers to select information and activities related to the needs of those individual audiences. Users are encouraged to adapt and augment activities accordingly.
For example, in large states, especially, state-level professional development coordinators will need to train additional staff to assist them in state-wide dissemination. In this case, the sequence can be used to "Train the Trainers". Several activities in this Facilitator Notes are specifically designed for a "Train the Trainers" approach. At the local agency level, instructors may need professional development only on how to collect and record valid data and how to use the data in improving instruction. The professional development for administration and data facilitators, on the other hand, would need to be more comprehensive.
Finally, this professional development sequence is designed as only the first step in implementing the NRS. Additional technical assistance will be provided according to the developing needs of state and local entities.
The NRS professional development sequence has been designed to guide facilitators to model effective adult learning. Based on the literature about adult learning and the experience of skilled adult educators, it is assumed that adults learn best when:
In accordance with these assumptions, the NRS professional development sequence employs research-based components of effective training and professional development theory, demonstration, practice, structured feedback, and application with follow-up. Key research findings on these components are:
Research indicates that long-term change is likely to occur when all of the above conditions are met.
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