At this point, it's pretty clear that our current approach to teacher PD isn't working as well as it needs to.
And what is this approach? Well, for most teachers, it's one-and-done workshops.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, over 80% of K-12 teachers participate in one-time workshops each school year, making it by far the most prevalent form of PD.
Nevertheless, most teachers believe such PD offerings are not relevant, not useful, and not connected to their core work of helping students learn.
Despite well-meaning intentions, it's simply an unfortunate fact that workshops have an abysmal track-record of changing teacher practice and improving student outcomes …