Consulting is designed to advance K-12 and college students’ learning by helping their teachers and instructors to implement self-regulated and student-centered learning practices to their instruction. Education professionals cannot afford not to update their skills, and the professional development - just like ALL learning - is most effective when it is meaningful and enjoyable.
The contemporary model of leading adult learning combines
- self-directed learning and
The current professional development models are often characterized with outdated learning theories and approaches. Learning-oriented leadership is needed to make a difference, and one part of this is engaging faculty in meaningful professional development (Drago-Severson, 2009). The goal is to engage teachers and instructors in student-centered professional development. In order to improve the educational system, teachers must be provided with meaningful learning opportunities!
"In a world where old norms have frayed and expectations changed, it has become increasingly difficult to justify the industrial-era organization of schooling" (Hess, 2011, p.7).
So, let's change the professional development!