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The State of Teacher Professional Learning

The State of Teacher Professional Learning

State of Teacher Professional Learning

In the interest of starting a national conversation about the type and quality of professional learning teachers experience, Corwin, the National Education Association, and Learning Forward invited teachers nationwide to voice their opinions about their professional learning. More than 6,300 teachers from across the United States responded. The survey is based on Learning Forward's Standards Assessment Inventory, a valid and reliable instrument developed to measure professional learning's alignment with the Standards for Professional Learning.

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Talking points: State of Teacher Professional Learning

Download these talking points, including recommendations from Learning Forward, to introduce the report to others and spark more conversations.

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Social media posts for sharing the report

New study from @CorwinPress @NEAToday & @LearningForward says schools and districts are committed to PL #ProfDev

Teachers need more time for learning in the workday says new report via @CorwinPress @NEAToday & @LearningForward

New report recommends teacher involvement in PL planning via @CorwinPress @NEAToday & @LearningForward

This new report from @CorwinPress @NEAToday & @LearningForward reveal much about the PL teachers are experiencing

Thanks to @CorwinPress @NEAToday & @LearningForward's new report, we can now benchmark our PL experiences #ProfDev

Leaders have confidence that all staff could be PL leaders @CorwinPress @NEAToday @LearningForward

Report says teachers value job-embedded collaborative learning @CorwinPress @NEAToday @LearningForward


Blog: Teacher Survey Provides a Benchmark for Schools and Systems in the U.S.

Education Dive: Survey: Teachers not deeply involved in professional development decisions

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If you would like to conduct your own survey of teacher perception of your professional learning, visit our Standards Assessment Inventory page for more information. 

Standards Assessment Inventory