Professional Development

National Staff Development Council to Change Moniker

By Stephen Sawchuk — August 31, 2010 1 min read

The National Staff Development Council, a membership group working to improve post-preparation professional development for teachers, will be rebranding itself beginning Sept. 1. Its new name: Learning Forward.

The name “represents that what we do today in schools affects lives far into the future,” the group’s deputy executive director, Joellen Killion, wrote in a release. “We will continue to serve our members with the same dedicated level of attention, provide leadership in the field of professional learning, develop resources and information to support educator learning, and advocate for policies and effective practices that ensure that professional learning leads to student achievement.”

Whatever you think of NSDC’s new name, perhaps you’ll join me in breathing a sign of relief that it doesn’t reference the term “job-embedded.”

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.