Keys to Success

Effective PD programs, regardless of the style of delivery, share certain key elements such as:
  • Incorporating knowledge of adult learner characteristics - this helps to ensure teachers maximize the impact of the PD program
  • Tie into school culture & goals - PD should be organic to the organization and support its goals and vision for success
  • Get teachers invested in PD programs - by making teachers a part of the PD planning and decision-making process, they become invested and more likely to be dedicated participants
  • Administrative support - this is a key element that can make or break a PD program; administrative support is vital for logistics, funding, organization and morale
  • Long-term planning & commitment - effective PD programs do not happen overnight & require a long-term vision for success