SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Professional Development
Three key elements of effective professional development programs are described; these elements capture the characteristics of these programs that are critical for sustaining improvement. First, professional development programs that contribute to sustained improvement are relevant to ongoing improvement initiatives. Second, they are long term and integrated into daily practice. Finally, they provide teachers with targeted, timely feedback about their use of the knowledge and skills acquired through professional development.
|Staff Development, Time, Structure, Professional Learning Community, Leadership, Data-Driven Decision Making|
|Grade Level:||Elementary School, Middle School, High School|
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