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ERIC Number: ED520732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 56
High-Quality Professional Development for All Teachers: Effectively Allocating Resources. Research & Policy Brief
Archibald, Sarah; Coggshall, Jane G.; Croft, Andrew; Goe, Laura
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
This Research & Policy Brief addresses the aspect of the teacher support system that is perhaps the most important and often the most weakly implemented: teacher learning and development. This brief includes the following to help state and district leaders select professional learning activities that are worth the allocation of scarce resources: (1) A summary of current research and policy related to high-quality professional development; (2) A discussion of factors that decision makers need to consider when making resource allocation decisions; (3) A description of evaluation methods for professional learning activities; and (4) Examples of promising approaches to professional development. High-Quality Professional Learning Activities Self-Assessment Tools are appended. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 877-322-8700; Fax: 202-223-8939; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality