The author of this article discusses applying proven techniques for creating engaging classroom learning experiences to professional development - something that is too often forgotten in the need to push information out to educators.
A key takeaway from Joe Dixon's helpful article on keeping PD fresh is to think of professional growth as ongoing, as opposed to siloed learning on individual topics. Building a culture of risk-taking and ensuring follow-up round out the model, going beyond many current PD practices.
Learning a new technology should not be the only outcome of a PD session on a new tool; rather, educators should leave knowing how to leverage the tool to enhance their work. This resource provides details of what a Flipped PD Model looks like from the inside.
Empowering teachers with the tools and resources to make significant gains in the classroom is a task for administrators. This resource addresses the impacts of Teacher Professional Development on student success.
This is a detailed resource on understanding the methods and resources for aligning assessment resources. You could use this resource with district leadership to address and study the assessment framework for your district.
This study provides information for all education leaders for developing and implementing PD in core subject areas. These resources would be very helpful for principals and other instructional leaders in designing this type of PD plan.