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Draw on and develop the skills of your own faculty to provide effective, job-embedded professional development (PD) that is based on proven strategies and cost-effective PD models.

Creating Space and Reconceptualizing Roles for Job-Embedded PD: Building the Back Porch
Creating space and reconceptualizing roles for job-embedded PD: Building the back porch

American schools and the people who work in them are being asked to do something new—to engage in systematic, continuous improvement in the quality of educational experience of students and to subject themselves to the discipline of measuring their success by the metric of students' academic performance. Most people who currently work in public schools weren't hired to do this work, nor have they been adequately prepared to do it either by their professional education or by their prior experience in schools.

Elmore, 2002

We have explored the key features of professional development (PD) supported by the National Staff Development Council as well as ...

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