High-quality Job-embedded Professional Development
District provides ongoing professional learning during the school day for all educators and differentiates these opportunities based on educator and student needs.
Why is this important?
- For school improvement to occur, educators must learn together through “questioning, investigating, and seeking solutions” (Kleine-Kracht, 1993, p. 393).
- High-quality, job-embedded professional learning requires a desire to change, to learn together, and to seek solutions (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, & Many, 2010; Leithwood et al., 2004).
- “Talking is one thing; action is the other….to put ideas into action requires having an intention to change, having knowledge of what successful change would look like, and having a safe opportunity to try new teaching methods” (Hattie, 2012, p. 71).
How can TxCEE help?
- Introduce our System for Effective Educator Development (SEED) which is a professional learning system that stems from district and school goals and utilizes collaborative learning communities to influence educator practices and positively impact student learning.
- Outline a structure for districts to establish a multi-tiered, collaborative approach to support educator practices and student learning at the teacher, school, principal, and district levels.