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Evaluating Professional Development

Evaluating the effectiveness of professional development can be time consuming, costly, complex, and inconclusive. An analysis of teacher development came from a report from TNTP “The Mirage” (2015) by surveying 10,507 teachers and 566 school leaders. Their conclusion was that “in short, we bombard teachers with help, but most of it is not helpful – […]

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Video-Based Coaching

Facilitating Active Learning and Providing Meaningful Feedback with Video Modeling and Lesson Recordings. Creator: Aryo Hadi | Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto   According to ISTE Standard 4.5b, an effective coaching model must 1) engage educators in active learning through authentic or simulated activities that may include challenges, problem solving and reflection, and 2) provide timely, specific and actionable feedback that […]

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Professional Development through Peer Observations

What are best practices for evaluating the impact of professional learning in a way that is aligned with student outcomes, and sustained professional growth, while meeting the needs of adult professional learners? In an effort to improve teacher professional development many schools are personalizing teacher learning. In the article from Cult of Pedagogy, OMG Becky. […]

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The Role of Needs Assessments in Professional Learning

Background There are many examples of professional development that have minimally worked for me, and they all share the following characteristics: They were short, took place only one time, the presentation was informational, it did not connect the information to my specific content area or needs, and the presenters did not inquiere how successful the […]

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