Explore 5 Elements For Providing Meaningful, Actionable Professional Development

The role of educators is far reaching, and the impact they have on students’ lives is immeasurable. That’s why, in order for students to be best prepared for what they will encounter every day and in the future, teachers, too, must be prepared for what they will encounter in their classrooms. Teacher preparedness includes the ability to understand and deliver engaging instruction and continually expand the depth of professional knowledge and skill sets. In order to be effective, educators must also understand underlying and overarching principles of research-grounded best practice that gets results and is replicable time and again. Incorporate these 5 elements to plan and implement effective professional development:

Many of these tools, activities, and video samples come from LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development, which provides new and veteran teachers, coaches, and administrators a blueprint for making sense of scientific research and aligning literacy instruction to best practices in the classroom. This research-based professional development, created by nationally renowned literacy expert and LANGUAGE! Live author Louisa Moats, Ed.D., has been successfully implemented nationwide.


These elements for planning meaningful professional development support Center for Public Education and Learning Forward professional development recommendations.

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