Before considering the recommendations below, we recommend that toolkit users first read the introduction explaining why professional development matters for improving teacher working conditions and student learning conditions.

Recommendation One: 
Ensure professional development provides teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with all learners. - Resources for related strategies

Recommendation Two:
Provide extensive resources, including time, for PD design, implementation and evaluation, and conduct an assessment of current spending. - Resources for related strategies

Recommendation Three:
Provide opportunities for teachers to assume responsibility for their own PD through formal and informal means. - Resources for related strategies

Recommendation Four
Plan PD that is aligned with school and district goals and promotes evaluation and follow-up. - Resources for related strategies

Recommendation Five:
Enhance capacity for analyzing and interpreting data to ensure PD opportunities are based on the needs of students and teachers. - Resources for related strategies

Throughout these recommendations, you will see resources represented as three distinct categories:

"Seeing It Work" represents real world examples of actual schools and communities implementing the reform strategies prescribed in the toolkit.
"Action Tool" represents a specific strategy, checklist of items to address, plan for immediate activity or targeted instruction on how to implement reform around teacher working conditions.
"Knowledge Tool" represents background research, academic studies, or relevant articles that may inform your work and help you better understand the broader context for your work on teacher working conditions.

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