Spotlight on Personalized Professional Development

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Personalized Professional Development


The Education Week Spotlight on Personalized Professional Development is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Personalizing professional development for teachers
  • Using video to boost teacher collaboration
  • Grooming teacher leaders
  • Professional learning that meets teachers' needs

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

The closely watched California district recently launched a "myPD" platform to help teachers select their own training paths.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

As platforms evolve, more school districts are using video in professional development to boost teacher collaboration and refine classroom practice.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

An initiative in the nation's capital aims to give select teachers more time to work with colleagues.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

Teacher Marcia Powell discusses three options she believes could help schools move away from the one-size-fits-all factory PD model.
February 1, 2016 – Teacher

A professional learning community is not simply a meeting: It is an structured collaborative process. And it works, Rick DuFour and Douglas Reeves argue.
October 2, 2015 – Teacher


A new report argues for a new kind of professional learning that is embedded in teaching, connected to content, and differentiated to teachers' needs—just like PD in other professions.
March 4, 2016 - Learning Deeply

Schools and educators have failed to unleash the full power of technology and more often than not, it's a lack of quality professional development to blame. Here are seven ways educators can jump-start their professional learning program to get more teachers effectively using technology.
February 23, 2016 - Rick Hess Straight Up

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