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From Staff Room to Classroom II
The One-Minute Professional Development Planner

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November 2009 | 200 pages | Corwin
'Brain Pete and Robin Fogarty's From Staff Room to Classroom II shows again their obvious expertise and familiarity with what works for campus planning and training. It truly gives new meaning to the words 'staff development' and provides a clear, concise manner to make it happen. The multiple strategies and methods accommodate ALL styles of presentation, regardless of content area or years of experience. This will revamp how we do training in our district' - Amber Teamann, Title I Technology Facilitator, Garland ISD, TX

Through their extensive experience conducting professional development sessions with educators nationally and internationally, Brian M. Pete and Robin J. Fogarty have acquired a vast compendium of effective presentation and facilitation strategies. Now, in their companion to From Staff Room to Classroom, the authors present 144 strategies for leading staff development workshops, professional learning communities, and staff meetings.

These proven, easy-to-use activities are organized into four "morphological grids," with columns corresponding to the three principles for successful presentations:

- Openers: Capture the audience's attention—Tell them what you are going to do!

- Meat of the Matter: Captivate with the information—Do it!

- Closers: Close with keepers—Tell them what you did!

Using different strategies from each column of a morphological grid, presenters can create a different presentation format every time. Ideas can be arranged or rearranged according to personal preference, group needs, or as a random creative act.

Designed for staff developers, school leaders, and professional learning community facilitators, From Staff Room to Classroom II makes planning creative and winning presentations effortless.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Morph Grid I: Presentation and Facilitation Strategies
 
2. Morph Grid II: The Principal's Staff Meeting
 
3. Morph Grid III: Leading Professional Learning Communities
 
4. Morph Grid IV: Facilitating Group Work
 
5. Applying Interactive Strategies: The One-Minute Lesson Planner
 
Appendix A: Index of Strategies
 
Appendix B: Energizers
 
References and Resources
 
Index

"Brian Pete and Robin Fogarty's From Staff Room to Classroom II shows again their obvious expertise and familiarity with what works for campus planning and training. It truly gives new meaning to the words 'staff development' and provides a clear, concise manner to make it happen. The multiple strategies and methods accommodate ALL styles of presentation, regardless of content area or years of experience. This will revamp how we do training in our district and should be a campus must."

Amber Teamann, Title I Technology Facilitator
Garland ISD, TX
Key features
  • Contains a bank of ideas that can be arranged and rearranged according to personal preference, team needs, or as a random act of creativity
  • Is divided into the three categories of effective presentation
    • Tell them what you are going to do: Capture the audience's attention!
    • Do it: Captivate them with the information!
    • Tell them what you did: Close with keepers!
  • Provides 12 interactive strategies to help shape a presentation
  • Applicable across grade levels and content areas

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ISBN: 9781412974998
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