It’s that time of the year again! As we get ready for the start of the school year, professional development leaders everywhere - whether leading PD for a school, district, region, or state - are making yearlong professional development plans in hopes that by improving adult learning we can impact student learning. If you or someone you know has been tasked with that challenge, here are 10 concrete steps to planning PD that thrives throughout the year. Each step featured includes downloadable resources to help make your job of helping teachers a little bit easier.
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Step #3: Show What Target Changes in Instructional Practice Look Like
Step #4: Capture What Target Changes in Instructional Practice Look Like in Your Teachers’ Classrooms
Step #5: Share Teacher-to-Teacher Examples of Best Practice
Step #6: Build a Gallery Showcasing Your Teachers’ Expertise
Step #7: Personalize PD with Differentiated, On-demand Digital Resources
Step #8: Fuel Common Planning Time to Sustain Changes in Instructional Practice
Step #9: Collaboratively Develop Lookfors to Exchange Effective Feedback
Step #10: Use Real Results to Plan for Next Year