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Resource Title Professional Development Planning Guide

This brief guide provides a framework for planning schoolwide professional development to help schools link professional development to student achievement. It is intended to help schools and districts implement professional development activities that are likely to have the greatest impact on professional practice and student learning. The template-based format prompts users to consider factors in the following areas, when developing plans for professional development:

  • Improvements in student achievement
  • Teachers’ use of new knowledge and skills
  • Organizational support and systemic change
  • Participant learning
  • Participant reactions

The guide also prompts users to determine how they will collect data or information for use in evaluation of efforts and effectiveness.

Resource Area(s)
Professional Development
Type of Resource
How to Do It
Format Word document
Related Service(s)
Facilitating Planning
Supporting Curriculum, Instruction and Intervention