Weekend wisdom: Stimulus funds boost professional learning and add Saturday option
By Valerie von Frank
The $100 million in stimulus funds that Milwaukee Public Schools received helped the district's budget, even as state aid was cut. Of the stimulus money, 15% is allocated to professional development. Learn how the district added a Saturday learning option to assist teachers in meeting district goals.
NSDC tool: Cost structure for professional development
Examine a framework for monitoring professional development investments.
Focus on NSDC's standards: Keep an eye on learning investments
NSDC's Resources standard states: Staff development that improves the learning of all students requires resources to support adult learning and collaboration. Coaches and teacher leaders can play a critical role in monitoring and measuring the impact of how precious professional development resources are spent.
Lessons from a coach: Navigating cultures is a key skill
In her nine years as a coach for DeKalb County (Ga.) Schools, Taffeta Young worked in multiple schools. She learned to assess and adapt to different school cultures to achieve the best results.