Published Online: October 24, 2007
Published in Print: October 25, 2007, as Setting Your own Path

Editor's Note

Setting Your own Path

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Welcome to the first issue of the Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook, a guide to ideas and resources on teacher learning. You've been selected to receive the Teacher Sourcebook because you've demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching and to helping your colleagues reach their fullest potential. We hope this publication gives you the information and inspiration you need to expand your expertise in teacher development.

This kick-off issue of the Sourcebook focuses on a compelling theme in the recent thinking on teacher professional development—the idea that teachers themselves should have a more active role in their learning experiences. We begin with an interview with Anne Jolly, a former Alabama teacher of the year who has become a leading voice on teacher professional learning communities. A discussion with three teacher leaders on the value of "teacher-directed professional development" extends Jolly's views.

Next, you'll find a research overview detailing new thinking on what works in teacher professional development, as well as bottom-line summaries of key reports and Web sites, and data snapshots of current teacher-learning trends.

Finally, the Sourcebook provides an exclusive directory of more than 200 K-12 professional development products and services—an essential tool for educators looking to guide staff development.

We hope the Sourcebook becomes a well-thumbed reference for you. If you would like to make sure you receive future issues, simply go to www.teachermagazine.org/go/getsourcebook and enter your name on our mailing list. n

—Anthony Rebora, Editorial Director

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