Iowa Professional Development Model
The Iowa Professional Development Model (IPDM) described in this training manual is a collaborative effort of the Iowa Department of Education and a stakeholders group representing area education agencies (AEAs), professional organizations (teachers, administrators, school boards), local education agencies (LEAs), higher education, and other providers of professional development in the state of Iowa. The model reflects their study, collaboration, reflection and negotiation and provides an invaluable roadmap to the conduct of staff development for educators in Iowa.
To access all the parts of the IPDM training manual on this site, you may click on the links in the left column below. Additionally, to explore the components of the model itself, you may click on components shown on the graphic. The manual is offered in two formats: .doc files are helpful for customizing manual pages for your school, and .pdf* files are preferred for reliable printing.
/ Works Cited
For more information, contact:
Deb Hansen, Professional Development Consultant for Teacher Quality
Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Iowa Department of Education
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Several public domain photos in the cover page collage are cropped for size from the online NCRS Photo Gallery (USDA);
NCRS photographers: Lynn Betts, Tim McCabe, Ron Nichols, Keith Weller.
Two collage photos are cropped from college general activity photos.
Manual and Website formats: Diane Gere Associates
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