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.
Ensure professional development provides teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with all learners. - Resources and strategies for prinicpals
Provide extensive resources, including time for PD design, implementation and evaluation, and conduct an assessment of current spending. - Resources and strategies for principals
Provide opportunities for teachers to assume responsibility for their own PD through formal and informal means. - Resources and strategies for principals
Plan PD that is aligned with school and district goals and promotes evaluation and follow-up. - Resources and strategies for principals
Enhance capacity for analyzing and interpreting data to ensure PD opportunities are based on the needs of students and teachers. - Resources and strategies for principals