Track 25: Professional Development
The impact of effective professional development on student achievement is becoming clearer but communicating the return on dollars spent on professional development to our publics can be difficult. In this session you will receive what a quality professional development program includes, and learn what processes to create and questions to ask to insure that what teachers learn about professional development is being implemented in classrooms. This session will help you consider how to make the case to staff, parents, and the community about the critical investment in training to improve instruction. Learn how to begin doing a cost benefit analysis of your district's professional development program, assess the impact, develop a continuous learning professional development calendar, and justify to your public the return on your investment of time and money. You will also have the pportunity to assess your professional development program in light of the research on effective professional development.
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