May 14, 2019
Teacher professional development is a multibillion-dollar industry that every educator will participate in over the course of his or her career.
But often, it’s a source of teacher frustration. Nearly all educators can name an example of professional development that wasn’t relevant to their work, did not inspire lasting change, or was just plain boring. And according to a 2016 Education Week Research Center and MCH Strategic Data survey of teachers, 42 percent of respondents said they have little to no influence on the professional development available to them.
To shed some light on that disconnect between what’s offered and what teachers want, Education Week reporter Madeline Will asked educators about what they saw as the biggest blind spots in