Evaluate results of professional learning programs to determine the effectiveness on deepening teacher content knowledge, improving teacher pedagogical skills and/or increasing student learning.
Professional Development is one of those things where quality is more important than quantity. And even more important than quality is the ability of the learning experience to be transferred into the classroom and therefore positively impact student learning. Other the years I have had my teaching impacted the most from things I have learned from my colleagues, whether it was through a formal training or during a casual collaborative conversation. When I consider the value of a professional development learning program I first look at whether an “expert” needs to be brought in or whether there is a teacher(s) on staff that could share their knowledge in more relevant and less expensive ways.
I have worked to demonstrate proficiency with this substandard as shown through the following evidence: