Professional Development Literature and Resources Compiled by the 2009-2010 NSTA Professional Development CommitteeBy Diana Wehrell-Grabowski on October 25, 2010 in Teacher Training Workshops
The Professional Development Literature and Resources Compiled by the 2009-2010 NSTA Professional Development Committee found that nearly half of all U.S. teachers are dissatisfied with their opportunities for professional staff development. The report is useful for those developing or evaluating teacher professional development. The report supports a new paradigm for teacher professional learning that is transformative and collaborative. The report is divided into 3 sections. A key finding of the research under Effective Teacher Development: What Does the Research Show? Found that professional development should be intensive, ongoing, and connected to practice. Unfortunately, this is not often the case. Professional staff development teacher training opportunities are often one shot, short-term workshops that are often disconnected, and with major budget cuts in education offering quality, long-term professional staff development teacher training opportunities are a rare find. Read the full report from NSTA here.