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In the new report,
PreK-12 Professional Development Market Forecast 2012-2013, Simba Information examines the current status and potential in the newly energized field of professional development for PreK-12 educators, particularly in the framework of the implementation of Common Core State Standards, new teacher-evaluation and accountability programs and the stepped-up integration of technology into the learning process.
The report is structured around an online survey of educators conducted by Simba Information in partnership with MCH Strategic Data, in addition to Simba's ongoing proprietary research and interviews with educators and industry professionals.
The report includes analysis of:
Major funding sources
Trends on district implementation: types of PD offered, sources—commercial or otherwise—and topics of particular interest
Expectations for future PD demand
Market growth projections
Additionally, Simba provides a look at some of the leading providers of professional development services.
Methodology Executive Summary Chapter 1: Industry Size and Structure
Policy Changes Drive Purchasing
Department of Education Initiatives
Funding and Budget Constraints
Downward Pressures on
$17.2 Billion Market
Table 1.1: What is the primary source of funding for professional development/staff training in your district?
Table 1.2: In 2011-2012 what was the change in spending on professional development/staff training compared to the previous year?
Table 1.3: Market for PreK-12 Professional Development, 2012-2013
Chapter 2: Directions & Trends
Staff Development for Administrators
PD for New Teachers
Making Time for Professional Development
Most Districts Develop Own PD Programs
Open Source PD Materials Still Seek Foothold