Professional Development

A Professional Growth Plan (PGP) for teachers outlines goals, activities, timeline, and action plan for achieving career objectives. A PGP is required to renew a professional educator’s license. Aside from classroom responsibilities, educators attend workshops and conferences, participate in school improvement plans, and take additional coursework to stay current on educational trends and reforms. These activities can be included in the Professional Growth Plan. 

Professional Development

Professional development (PD) in education or educational consulting refers to a wide variety of advanced professional learning, specialized training, or formal education that intends to help teachers, educators, and administrators improve their skills, knowledge, and effectiveness.

Schools, districts, foundation grants, or private sources can shoulder the cost of professional development training. It can be delivered in person, online, through 1-on-1 interactions, or group situations. This article will discuss the importance of professional development in education.