Meaningful Professional Development for Teachers

An op-ed about improving professional development for educators by Howard Gardner, Clayton Lewis, and Jim Reese has appeared in The Washington Post‘s “Answer Sheet” column.

Citing a TNTP study that found most teacher professional development is ineffective, the authors point to the Project Zero Classroom institute, which has now held for two decades at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as an example of how enriching PD can be for educators. Gardner, Lewis, and Reese believe that the time has come to to move away from using curricula and testing as the only “fixes” in our schools and to bring good teachers back into the equation. Professional development should be an investment that provides new pedagogical techniques that can be used in practice.

Click here to read the full article via The Washington Post.


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