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Ireh, Maduakolam; Bell, Edwin D. – Planning and Changing, 2016
Successful professional development programs for teachers are necessary conditions for school success. They include those that are scientifically- and/or evidence-based, such as a product-based model. This case study examined the impact of a product-based model of professional development on K-6 students' performances on the North Carolina…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests, Faculty Development, Educational Change
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Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
As a necessary preliminary for this issue on Illinois' experience with school-university partnerships to provide teacher development opportunities, this article provides a review of the literature relevant to such programs. As the evaluation and assessment have changed over the years since the Eisenhower grants period, the author explains the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods
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Prusaczyk, Jennifer; Baker, Paul J. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article describes how Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) partnered with twelve rural schools with high percentages of students in poverty. SIUC provided faculty development activities featuring the adoption of Cognitively Guided Instruction, combined with activities to increase math content and to reduce math anxiety for groups of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Mathematics Anxiety
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Leslie, Deborah A. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This case study describes how the University of Chicago's Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education and its Urban Education Institute partnered with each other and with two charter schools and seven Chicago Public Schools. "Tools" were developed to disseminate knowledge and expertise through "models" that allowed…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Voss, Eric J.; Khazaeli, Sadegh; Eder, Douglas; Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article describes the specific methods of a regional partnership that has lasted more than twenty-five years. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has partnered with public and private schools in the southwestern portion of Illinois, and in metro St. Louis, in the Hands-On Science project, which provides instruction development for…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Private Schools, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education