Spotlight on Professional Development (2015)

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Professional Development


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

  • Strategies for effective professional development
  • Providing opportunities for teachers to improve their craft
  • Creating an environment for continuous improvement
  • Empowering teachers to engage in inquiry projects

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

As demands of the job grow, principals are tapping into the talents of the teacher corps to serve in meaningful leadership roles that support management and improve instruction.
January 21, 2015 – Education Week

The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week

The National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education is built on the idea that the best teachers need opportunities to wrestle with cognitively challenging professional work to improve their craft and spread their expertise.
February 25, 2015 – Teacher


How professional development works in schools that have created an environment for continuous improvement.
December 19, 2014 - Top Performers

If we are to reform education, we need to start with empowering teachers. Consider rethinking professional development so that teachers can engage in inquiry projects.
February 4, 2015 - Work in Progress

During my time in Baltimore, the Baltimore City Public School System developed toward what I believe is the future of professional development for teachers in the United States.
April 14, 2015 - Rick Hess Straight Up

The Kind of Professional Development We Need
Rick Wormeli shares his suggestions for how to make professional development effective for teachers.
April 7, 2015 - Digital Education

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