We define effective professional development as structured professional learning that results in changes in teacher practices and improvements in student learning outcomes.

Teachers Develop Better Organization and Planning Skills

Professional development training can help teachers to become better at planning their time and staying organized. This ultimately makes teachers more efficient and gives them extra time to focus on students rather than the paperwork.

Professional development in the 21st century gives educators the tools and skills to stay modern with the needs of students and allows them to plan ahead for changing trends in education. In order to realize areas of strength and areas that need attention for growth, reflective practice is necessary

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Keys to Improving Teacher Professional Development

  1. Focus on Feedback and Reflection. To improve professional development for teachers, there must be clear focus on the groups attending and what their needs are. …
  2. Model Best Practices. …
  3. Set Relevant Goals. …
  4. Make it Interactive