EFECLLC professional development plan can range from a single workshop to a semester-long of training. Our approaches to professional development may include these research-based methods:
- Case Study Method – The case method is a teaching approach that consists in presenting the students with a case, putting them in the role of a decision maker facing a problem.
- Consultation – to assist an individual or group of people to clarify and address immediate concerns by following a systematic problem-solving process.
- Coaching – to enhance an individual’s competencies in a particular skill area by providing a process of observation, reflection, and action.
- Mentoring – to promote an individual’s awareness and refinement of his or her professional development by providing and recommending structured opportunities for thought and observation.
- Communities of Practice – to improve professional practice by engaging in shared inquiry and learning with people who have a common goal.
- Reflective Supervision – to support, develop, and ultimately evaluate the performance of employees through a process of inquiry that encourages their understanding and articulation of the rationale for their practices.
- Technical Assistance – to assist individuals and their organization to improve by offering resources and information, supporting networking and change efforts.
- Lesson Study – to solve practical dilemmas related to intervention or instruction through participation with other professionals in systematically examining practices