Linking Staff Development and
Not just anything called staff development will generate increased student learning. But some kinds of professional development can produce substantial gains—and in relatively short periods of time. These build learning communities of teachers and administrators who use the knowledge base to shape initiatives while studying curriculum, instruction, and student response on a formative basis. In Chapter 2 we present detailed case studies in which the inquiry process is apparent. In Chapter 3 we look at aspects of the knowledge base on which curricular and instructional initiatives can be built.