3. A professional development plan is developed based on the needs of the staff and students and is aligned with the District/Building continuous improvement plan.
a. Professional development is outcome-focused, ongoing, and results-driven.
b. The district/school has established an internal procedure to research evidence-based practices focused on improving student performance and outcomes which results in the need for professional development.
c. Opportunities for professional development are differentiated and built into the regular school schedule.
d. Participation is expected of every member of the school community including administration.
e. Professional development activities are facilitated and supported.
f. Professional development is provided for newly hired staff including continued skill development and follow-up.
g. Job embedded technical assistance is a critical element of professional development.
h. Monitoring of carryover of professional development into the classroom.
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