Professional Development Report Roundup

Professional Development

By Stephen Sawchuk — February 09, 2016 1 min read

Teachers do seem to be getting a lot of professional development aligned to the common core in both English/language arts and math, but it’s not always focused on the topics that they say they need the most help on.

That’s according to surveys drawn from RAND’s American Teacher Panel, which represents some 1,130 teachers.

In both math and English/language arts, more than half of teachers reported that “the content of state standards” was a focus of their professional development, but far fewer teachers said that focus reflected their needs (28 percent in math and 31 percent in English/language arts.) Funding for the survey analysis came from the National Education Association and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. (The foundation also supports coverage of college- and career-ready standards in Education Week.)

A version of this article appeared in the February 10, 2016 edition of Education Week as Professional Development

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Professional Development Webinar
Building Leadership Excellence Through Instructional Coaching
Join this webinar for a discussion on instructional coaching and ways you can link your implement or build on your program.
Content provided by Whetstone Education/SchoolMint
Teaching Webinar Tips for Better Hybrid Learning: Ask the Experts What Works
Register and ask your questions about hybrid learning to our expert panel.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Families & the Community Webinar
Family Engagement for Student Success With Dr. Karen Mapp
Register for this free webinar to learn how to empower and engage families for student success featuring Karen L. Mapp.
Content provided by Panorama Education & PowerMyLearning

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Hiring Bilingual and Special Education Teachers NOW!
Newark, New Jersey
Newark Public Schools
DevOps Engineer
Portland, OR, US
Northwest Evaluation Association
Senior Business Analyst - 12 Month Contract
Portland, OR, US
Northwest Evaluation Association
User Experience Analyst
Portland, OR, US
Northwest Evaluation Association

Read Next

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Professional Development Whitepaper
Developing Professional Practices to Improve Student Outcomes Through Professional Learning Communities
This paper outlines the most effective ways for educators to develop their professional practices and improve student outcomes through pr...
Content provided by Learning Ally
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Professional Development Whitepaper
COVID's Impact on K-12 Teaching and Learning
See more survey results and learn what other educators are prioritizing for 2021.
Content provided by Whetstone Education
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.
5 min read
Image shows a silhouette of a person learning, and the components to make that work is represented by gears.
iStock/Getty
Professional Development Q&A How to Bring 'Surprise and Delight' to Virtual Teacher Training During COVID-19
Dyane Smokorowski wants people who run PD sessions to make them so engaging that educators get FOMO if they don't sign up.
8 min read
pickleball IMG
Getty Images