Teachers aim to make instruction more learner centered, so why aren’t we doing the same for educators when planning professional development? If you want to provide your teachers with the most effective professional development, creating a customized PD program is the best option. Personalized professional development lets teachers focus on their individual students and classrooms as new challenges arise and new resources become available. Some notable benefits include: ● Specialized training matches the level of individualization offered in other fields. ● Individualized surveys and needs assessments can provide more specific information on a case-by-case basis and meet immediate needs. ● Teacher can focus on building on their own strengths and weaknesses. The benefits of personalized professional development are clear. But how can you implement a customized program in your district? Examples of Customized PD Individual Learning Plans Montpelier School District lets teachers create Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDPs) that help them meet unique personal and district-wide development goals that follow the SMART model: ● Specific ● Measurable ● Attainable ● Relevant ● Time-bound Gamification Games with [...]
Incorporate these 4 strategies of choice for students into the learning process.
Schools can help to preserve the art of letter-writing by giving it a strong presence in the curriculum across the grade levels.
Teachers act as facilitators of student learning, while lesson plans become the road map in the classroom each and every day.