Past Events: January 12, 2011: Directors' PD Series - Models of and Evaluating Professional Development

Presenters: Jennifer Coffey, Ph.D., OSEP; Julie Morrison, Ph.D., Ohio SPDG Evaluator, University of Cincinnati; Cheryl “Li” Walter, Ph.D., and Alan Wood, California SPDG Evaluators, CALSTAT

Description: Jennifer Coffey began the session presenting highlights from Carol Trivette and Carl Dunst’s research on evidence-based professional development methods. Next, Julie Morrison explored how NIRN’s implementation drivers framework has prioritized staff competence for effective programs and practices, and examined how Guskey’s five critical levels for evaluating professional development can be used as a framework in designing effective training. Finishing session, Li Walter and Alan Wood, will presented an overview of California’s Early Reading Interventions Academy evaluation resources (program guide & implementation rubric) as implementation drivers.

Participants were strongly encouraged to review Carol Trivette’s February, 2010, presentation on effective training methods and one of the two article links found at: /content_pages/66 .

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PowerPoint Presentations

Introduction to Professaional Development Series [2011. PPT]. Jennifer Coffey, Ph.D., OSEP

Professional Development Series #1: Evaluation [2011, PPT] Julie Morrison, Ph.D., Ohio SPDG Evaluator

Evaluation Tools as Implementation Drivers: An Example from California SPDG's ERIA - Effective Reading Interventions Academy. [PPT, Jan. 2011] Cheryl “Li” Walter, Ph.D., and Alan Wood, California SPDG Evaluators, CALSTAT


Early Reading Interventions Academy [ERIA]: A Pathway Towards RtI Program Guide PDF [July 2010, CalStat]. This guide summarizes the goals of ERIA and describes the training and ongoing coaching supports provided.

Early Reading Interventions Academy Implementation (ERIA) Rubric - EXCEL [July 2010, CalStat]. This interactive excel template is used by school teams to record their implementation level for 10 key elements. After entering their data teams can generate reports.

         Here is a graphic view of the template: PDF ERIA Implementation Rubric.