Implementing Practice Based PD

Making Practice Feel Real


Now that you've committed to practice-based professional development, it's time to create authentic practice conditions. After all, if practicing teaching doesn't feel enough like actual teaching, it'll be much harder to make lasting changes that will stick in the classroom. This Mini details how to use role-playing effectively in professional development.

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Additional Resources

“Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes That Stick” MOOC

This free, open-enrollment Coursera class helps instructional coaches and school leaders practice strategies for coaching teachers to make meaningful, long-lasting improvements in their instruction.

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Implementing Practice-Based PD

Making practice feel like the real deal for a teacher takes work. You already have a lot of work. Watch “Practice-Based PD” to learn why well-planned practice time is worth the effort.

Giving Feedback During PD

You’ve done the legwork to promote authentic practice conditions. But you’re not done yet! Without delivering targeted feedback—and empowering your staff to give feedback—that practice won’t necessarily result in growth.