Over the next six weeks we will be taking a deeper look into the PD worksheet you have used previously. Download the 21st Century Skills Professional Development Worksheet here.
Determining the Participants of Your Professional Development Program
Before you can kick off your PD program, you must have a solid understanding of who your participants are. The two most important questions that you need to be able to answer are:
1. Who will coordinate this program?
2. Who will participate in the program?
Every PD program is unique to its school or district, calling for different staff members to participate. With the funds you have available, you need to decide what departments are most in need of a continuing professional development program. PD programs do not organize themselves, so you also need to appoint someone or a small group of people to oversee the program.
Once you are able to answer these questions, you are ready to really start the planning. Stay tuned for next week's PD tip on understanding training gaps.
P.D. Tips courtesy of Atomic Learning