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Five Professional Development talking points
Sustained (30 – 100 hours) professional learning for teachers is related to student achievement gains (SEDL, 2007, Darling Hammond, 2009), showing a gain of 21%.
Good teaching is not an accident. It is the result of study, reflection, practice and hard work (Mizelle, 2010).
Time must be provided for teachers to participate in professional learning.
Teachers learning collaboratively improves student achievement (Gallimore, 2009).
Training alone does not equal transfer to classroom practice and working with students. A combination of training, practice, feedback and coaching does equal transfer to classroom practice. (Joyce and Calhoun, 2010)