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The Missing Piece in Professional Development

PD options and content overwhelms one's ability to keep it together. The big question is how do you know who needs what kind of learning in the first place?

We expect teachers to differentiate learning for their students, but they rarely get learning targeted to their professional needs. The result can be a feeling of resentment about PD in general. “Treats them like children” is among the most common complaints about training. A report by Teach Plus estimates that 56 percent of teachers do not see positive impact from the professional development offered by their school or district.

As districts ...

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