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