Innovative Professional Development Resource Library
Listed below are a variety of resources to help better understand Innovative Professional Development and our work regarding this initiative.
November 2016 School Administrator
The November 2016 School Administrator examines professional development across the system include stories about micro-credentialing of staff, how to promote a culture of lifelong learning among teachers and the distinctive facets of capacity building in four school districts. There's also an Inside AASA Interview with Bryan Joffe, Project Director on Innovative Professional Development.
June 2016 Webinar
A webinar on how districts are redesigning professional development systems, innovating their practice and improving return on investment. AASA's Bryan Joffe gave a national view of innovative Professional Development (iPD). School system leaders from Long Beach Unified School District (Calif.) shared strategies for empowering educators and increasing student achievement. Watch the Recording.
From the November 2015 School Administrator
Learn how three school districts-- Fulton County Schools (GA), Miami-Dade Public Schools (FL) and Syracuse City (NY)-- evaluate, assess, and make plans for improvement on professional development redesign processes. Read More
October 2015 Webinar
Presenters share research and best practices identified in Seeing It Clearly: Improving Observer Training For Better Feedback And Better Teaching, part of the Measuring Effective Teaching (MET) project—a research partnership of academics, teachers, and education organizations committed to investigating better ways to identify and develop effective teaching. Watch the Recording.
Redesigning Professional Development to Empower Educators and Increase Student Achievement
Download Handout – Readiness Assessment Questions
Download Handout – iPD Issue Focus #1
Download Handout – iPD Issue Focus #2
Better Feedback and Better Teaching Webinar
Presenters: Steve Cantrell, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Stephanie Shultz, Director of Align Teaching and Learning Framework, DC Public Schools; Jess Wood, Education Counsel (formerly of DCPS); Bryan Joffe, Innovative Professional Development Project Director, AASA
Part 1: Professional Development Redesign – Lessons From The Field
Presenters: Bridgeport Public Schools, Jefferson County Public Schools, Long Beach Unified School District, MDRC and AASA
Part 2: Professional Development Redesign – Lessons From The Field
Presenters: Fulton County Schools, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Syracuse City School District and AASA
Professional Development Redesign Website
MDRC Innovative Professional Development
Bryan Joffe, Project Director, Education and Youth Development