Professional Development: Choosing Wisely

Snip20160413_18Fred Ende is the assistant director of curriculum and instructional services for Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, one of New York's 37 regional education service agencies. Ende joined Dr. Rod Berger at ASCD's Annual Conference to discuss the evolution of professional development and his ASCD book, Professional Development That Sticks: How do I create meaningful learning experiences for educators?

Ende assists districts in the metropolitan New York City area with curriculum and professional developSnip20160413_17ment, design, and evaluation, and he also serves as a regional liaison with the state education department. Prior to his work at BOCES, Ende taught middle school science and served as a department chair for 10 years in Chappaqua, a suburb of New York City.

Ende is an ASCD Emerging Leader and currently serves as New York ASCD's vice president. Fred is passionate about designing professional development that leads to deep learning and believes in the importance of collaboration across school, district, and regional lines to design learning opportunities that are truly sticky. Fred can be reached at fende@pnwboces.org and on Twitter at @fredende.

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