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Finding Time for Professional Development

In today’s society, it’s far too easy to let priorities fall to the wayside. Try these simple adjustments in your district to make time for professional development. •    Move away from past models of professional development (where it took place
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In today’s society, it’s far too easy to let priorities fall to the wayside. Try these simple adjustments in your district to make time for professional development.

• Move away from past models of professional development (where it took place only on in-service days, weekends, or during the summer) to new models that embed professional development into the daily lives of teachers.
• Attempt to restructure teachers' work to create the mentality necessary for ongoing professional development.
• Assess how current professional development resources are being used and design strategies for securing additional resources as needed or for reallocating them.
• Develop strategies for informing and convincing the public and policymakers that professional development not only is critical but also is as much a part of teachers' work as instruction.

P.D. Tips courtesy of Atomic Learning

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