EdWeek Teacher: It’s Not How Long You Spend in PD, It’s How Much You Grow

Education Week Teacher: It’s Not How Long You Spend in PD, It’s How Much You Grow The research is clear: The “sit ‘n’ get” model of professional development doesn’t work. Yet the majority of states continue to base the requirements for maintaining a teaching license on clock hours or seat time. And very often that…

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Beyond “Job Embedded”

Ensuring that Good Professional Development Gets Results, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching Two recent studies have finally demonstrated that “job-embedded, sustained professional development” can significantly improve student achievement. But there’s a catch. In both studies, effective professional development (PD) strategies were successful only under certain circumstances or only in some schools and classrooms. The…

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