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Professional Development

Resources and Tools for Educators and PD Leaders

Educators play a critical role in the success of students. As such, all educators are called on to continually improve their practice. Professional development is the single most accessible method by which educators can grow and learn as professionals. This site is a resource to both educators and other professional development leaders aiming to support high quality professional development, including case studies of 3 Massachusetts districts and one school transforming professional development and tools to support professional development planning and assessment.

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Learn from three districts and one school about how they are transforming professional development.
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  • See the 2015 Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring Programs Download PDF Document  Download Word Document
  • See the Presentation from the 2014 Educator Evaluation Spring Convening: Lessons from Massachusetts Districts.

Last Updated: June 4, 2015

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