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Alyson Adams

Clinical Professor, Associate Director for Teaching and Teacher Education

In addition to my role as an active faculty member, I am also the Associate Director of Teaching and Teacher Education in the School of Teaching and Learning. I design and implement job-embedded, inquiry-focused professional development for teachers in high poverty schools around the state, using whole school reform efforts with professional learning communities as the foundation. I have taught and designed on-line courses on professional development, teacher leadership for school change, instructional coaching, curriculum design, data-driven decision making, and an online practicum. My research interests include the following: measurement and evaluation of professional development and the impact on teacher practice and student achievement; inclusive practices; measuring the impact of job-embedded graduate programs; teacher education; inclusive education; collaboration; professional development; professional learning communities; and critical friends groups. I am also an affiliated faculty member in the Lastinger Center for Learning, an endowed center at UF focused on improving outcomes for students by focusing on improved teaching and learning.