Professional development for professional developers: A dynamic model
The Academy targets professional developers (PDers)— those educators with major responsibilities for facilitating continuous instructional improvement through teacher change at the classroom level. Their audiences are teachers; while the Academy audience is teachers of teachers. How are these audiences alike, and how are they different? How can the Consortium help Academy participants adapt to adult learners, to their own roles as service providers and change agents, and to the best practices that support their work with school and classroom cultures? At the Consortium, we are highly aware of our role as modelers, as well as designers of effective professional development, since we, too, are working with adult learners.