Professional Development

Teacher professional development refers to specialized training, education, and advanced professional learning intended to help teachers and other educators improve their knowledge, skills, competence, and effectiveness. It can be delivered in person or online, through one-on-one interactions or in group situations, during the school day or beyond normal school hours. Professional development may be funded by schools, districts, or state programs, and are conducted by highly experienced educational consultants.

Teachers

There are teachers, and there are great teachers. Notice the difference between the two phrases – the word “great.” It’s the job of a teacher to make knowledge accessible to all students. Educators base their practice on the belief that all their students can learn and meet expectations.

Leadership

School Turnaround

School turnaround is a comprehensive intervention directed towards a low-performing school that produces significant gains in achievement, and readies the school for the process of transformation into a high-performing one.

It refers to the efforts being made by districts and states to improve student outcomes, build capacity, and sustain reforms. Professional development for educators and mentoring support for leaders can help them in this regard.