Redefining Professional Development
Teachers are the most important driver of student growth, and districts are spending on average $18,000 per teacher per year on development efforts. Yet, while 90% of teachers have reported participating in formal professional development, most felt it didn’t meet their specific needs. It’s clear that the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to educator professional growth, based solely on seat-time, isn’t working anymore. It’s time for a new approach.