Spotlight on Professional Development

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Professional Development


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

  • Matching professional development to teachers' needs
  • The quality and rigor of microcredential programs
  • Connecting professional development to evaluations
  • Helping minority educators navigate specific challenges
  • Strategies for cultivating teachers' skills and knowledge

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Classroom needs, as well as new requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act, are leading to creative approaches to improving teachers' own learning and making it more effective.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week

Teachers see the value of showing their mastery of individual skills, but questions remain about the quality and rigor of microcredential programs.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week

In-classroom coaching has proven benefits for teachers, but working with adult learners requires developing trust-building and communication skills.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week

The Boulder Valley District in Colorado built an online portal called MyPassport, intended to guide educators to professional development that matches their needs.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week

"Executive coaching" is designed to help retain and groom male teachers by helping them navigate the specific challenges facing minority classroom leaders.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week

Sustainable and meaningful professional development should consist of learning experiences that cultivate teachers’ skills and knowledge—and directly support the teaching practice, writes Linda Yaron.
May 9, 2017 – Teacher


Project based learning is an effective format used for professional development. Here are 5 non-negotiable to make sure your PD goes well.
February 1, 2017 - Finding Common Ground

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