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Tips for Delivering Professional Development

I get a lot of requests for advice from coaches who deliver PD. Questions include: How do you engage all teachers when a small set don't want to be there? How do you meet the needs of adult learners and meet the expectations that administrators set? What are some best practices in delivering PD?

I recently created a document to use when designing PD which responds to many adult learning needs. It serves as a reminder for me of the structures and processes I want to incorporate in a chunk of learning time. What I'm sharing with you here is a draft--I'm sure I'll revise and refine it many times, and I'd love to hear your feedback--but it's been working well for me.

There's much more to say on this topic, but for now, I offer you this Check List Facilitating PD.docx

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You can also find this tool and many more on my web site.

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