11 steps toward an effective professional development program

Planning a professional development program is the first task. These eleven steps will get you started.

1. Develop a professional development subcommittee.
2. Demonstrate examples of classroom technology use.
3. Use multiple needs assessment instruments.
4. Design individual learning plans.
5. Identify leaders who can provide expertise.
6. Create a list of on-site learning opportunities
7. Share a list of off-site and online learning opportunities.
8. Build in time for staff planning meetings.
9. Share successes as well as expectations not yet met.
10. Continue to plan and re-evaluate often.
11. Create programs that provide on-going support.

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