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- SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.This paper outlines the most effective ways for educators to develop their professional practices and improve student outcomes through pr...SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.See more survey results and learn what other educators are prioritizing for 2021.Professional Development What Do Principals Want From Professional Development?Only about a quarter of elementary school principals say they've had access to a mentor or coach in the last two years, a new report finds.Professional Development Q&A How to Bring 'Surprise and Delight' to Virtual Teacher Training During COVID-19Dyane Smokorowski wants people who run PD sessions to make them so engaging that educators get FOMO if they don't sign up.Professional Development Why Personalized Learning Is Struggling During COVID-19Tailoring lessons to individual students’ academic needs and personal interests might be getting pushed to the backburner, out of necessity.Professional Development How Personalized Learning Is Weathering Tough Times: 'Iterate and Learn'Educators are innovating and learning important lessons on the fly that they believe will make their schools better for the long haul.Professional Development It's Notoriously Hard to Evaluate PD. A New System Aims to Change ThatA new process for judging the quality of professional development has made its debut, with the aim of answering a difficult question: Which PD is high-quality and which isn't?Professional Development Opinion The Importance of Challenging Teachers' MicroaggressionsThree educators discuss the importance of responding to racist microaggressions committed by colleagues and how best to do it, including by expressing public and private dismay to the offender and submitting a complaint to a supervisor.Professional Development Study Groups Giving Committed Teachers The Chance To Reflect, Share, and LearnFor the past nine years, Lynne Strieb's Thursday afternoons have been sacrosanct.Professional Development Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Professional Development?How have educational professional development needs and interests shifted since the start of the pandemic?Professional Development Opinion Responding to a Colleague Who Makes a Racist CommentFour educators suggest strategies for responding to racist comments from colleagues, including mirroring the person's words and explaining that intent "does not lessen the blow."Professional Development Live Online Discussion Instructional Coaching: How to Navigate Remote, Hybrid, and In-Person TeachingFor many teachers, coaches are a helpful resource who can make a real difference, but for others, they are simply compliance officers.