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The revised classic for designing mathematics and science professional development presents an updated planning framework and many professional development strategies and emphasizes continuous program monitoring and building professional cultures.

Strategies for Professional Learning
Strategies for professional learning
Figure 5.1 Professional Development Design Framework

The decision about which strategies for professional learning to include in your design is informed by all other inputs into the process of designing (see Figure 5.1). In fact, this is the point in designing when your reflection on the design processes (committing to a vision and standards, analyzing student learning and other data, and setting goals) and inputs (knowledge and beliefs, context, and critical issues) come to fruition in the form of a plan that you will implement and evaluate. For example, the goals you set for the professional development program—which were informed by the vision and standards and your analysis of student learning and other data—drive the selection of specific ...

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