As a partner in a new initiative promoting education reform at the state level, Learning Forward will continue to advocate for high-quality professional development for all educators.
Much of the language we hear about professional development in relation to teacher evaluation reveals a profound lack of understanding about what PD actually is.
Collaborative professional learning is the best a way to increase teaching effectiveness at scale, regardless of a school's performance record.
Stephanie Hirsh discusses key strategies to influence the policy context in which decisions about teacher professional development are made.
Tthrough 15 years of research, the professional development field has put forward some high-quality answers about what works for teachers and schools.