intendents’ Institute to help prepare teacher leaders become more knowledgeable about innovation, the process of change, and successful practices. New incentive grants for innovation will help schools and districts use educational research and adopt teaching practices that have been found to be successful elsewhere (NCTAF, 1997). The state also has created Professional Development Schools and is considering PDS standards, a statewide support network, and a stable funding structure of PDSs.7
Additional information is available at <http://www.dese.state.mo.us/divurbteached/rpdc/>.
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"Appendix D: Examples of Local and Statewide Programs That Provide Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities to Beginning and Experienced Teachers."
Educating Teachers of Science, Mathematics, and Technology: New Practices for the New Millennium.
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