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ERIC Number: ED520830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 41
Job-Embedded Professional Development: What It Is, Who Is Responsible, and How to Get It Done Well. Issue Brief
Croft, Andrew; Coggshall, Jane G.; Dolan, Megan; Powers, Elizabeth
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
Featured prominently in recent federal education regulations, the term "job-embedded professional development" has come into increasingly common usage for more than a decade, yet rarely is it explicitly defined. But what exactly is job-embedded professional development? What types of teacher learning opportunities count as being job embedded? How might job-embedded professional development improve teaching practices and student learning outcomes? What does the research say about it, and how can states and districts implement it well? In this Issue Brief--written in collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center and the National Staff Development Council--the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) intends to answer these important questions with a focus on job-embedded professional development for teachers only (not for other educators such as principals). (Contains 2 tables.) [This report was written with Joellen Killion.]
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: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
IES Cited: ED565633