There are core elements of professional development that when learned, turn into practical teaching strategies for educators seeking to teach a biblical worldview in the classroom. Let’s break down these elements and also the core elements of the professional development courses offered.
Key Components of Professional Development for Educators
Effective models of professional development for educators are job-embedded and include presentation of the theory behind the innovation, demonstration of the innovation, initial practice in the training session, and prompt feedback and reflection about the implementation. Relationship building and trust are also characteristics of successful professional development efforts.
Professional Development Services Offered by TransformedPD
Transformed PD services provided by Annie Gallagher includes training in:
- Planning units that with appropriate assessment for learning objectives
- Eliminating unnecessary content
- Planning for application
- Formative assessment methods
- Summative assessment options
- Teaching for critical thinking
- Teaching to move concepts to long term memory
- Teaching so that learning transfers to real life
- Conducting coaching conversations
- Conducting observations
- Collecting data
- Working with adult learners
Supporting and training other educators so they can fulfill their God-given calling as teachers is Annie Gallagher’s passion. Teaching and leading them in Christ-centered coaching allows them to develop practical teaching strategies that challenge students’ critical thinking skills and foster discussion.
Annie is a seasoned Christian educator and administrator who is currently completing her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Columbia International University. She is conducting her dissertation experimental research on the Impact of Instructional Coaching on Teachers’ Application of Biblically Integrated Instruction.
Contact Annie at 502-220-2450 or firstname.lastname@example.org