Professional Development

Tenants of a Quality Professional Development Plan (part 2)

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Part II Interspersed between formal PD sessions should be team, departmental, and informal meetings that build-in time for collaborative iteration of not just actual classroom implementation of learned concepts, but also refinement of the upcoming PD sessions based on feedback (both to sessions and to surveys regarding implementation) and observations.   Ongoing and frequent assessment […]

Professional Development

Tenants of a Quality Professional Development Plan (part 1)

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Part I   Throughout my time creating and offering professional development book for my division and through professional conferences numerous tenants of quality professional development have risen above others. Developing PD begins with data, conversations, surveys, and/or research. Successful PD has been researched and surveyed for years yielding a range of attributes characteristic of high […]