Collaboration Is Key
Technology-Based PD Is Slow to Catch on
Vendors See Growth in Technology-Based Delivery
Demand is Increasing for Bite-Size PD
Professional Learning Communities Garner Support
Districts Set Aside Time Weekly for PD
Vendors Provide Platforms for PLCs
Districts Put PLCs to Use
Social Networking Broadens Collaboration Opportunities
Table 2.1: Does your district have an established on-going program of staff development in place?
Table 2.2: If no, does your district plan to establish a staff development program?
Table 2.3: Are staff development offerings available to principals and other administrators?
Table 2.4: If staff development offerings are not available to principals and other administrators when does your district plan to establish such a program? __ 16
Table 2.5: Does your district have an established staff development program for new teachers with 0-2 years of experience?
Table 2.6: Does the staff development program for new teachers
Table 2.7: When are staff development programs and activities offered in your district
Table 2.8: What is the primary source of professional/staff development in your district? __ 20
Table 2.9: Please rank the level of importance on each of the following professional development delivery models
Table 2.10: Do teachers in your district have the time set aside to collaborate with other teachers on professional matters such as instructional strategies and classroom management?
Table 2.11: Are you part of an ongoing community of educators that gets together regularly to discuss professional matters?
Table 2.12: What is your district's position on the use of online teacher networking sites for professional development?
Table 2.13: If your district does not provide networking tools, then when do you expect your district to do so?
Table 2.14: Do you personally participate in teacher networking online site(s) as a way to collaborate with other educators and gain more professional insight?
Chapter 3: Industry Drivers: Common Core, Technology & Teacher Evaluations