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Guiding Questions

The overarching question in designing sustainable professional development should be:

In what ways can teachers successfully incorporate the content, tools, and methods encountered in this professional development experience into their daily teaching?

Questions a coordinator should ask about their post-visit follow-up include:

  • How can we continue communicating with content providers?
  • What materials or resources can content providers offer for use in the classroom?
  • Can teachers successfully create teaching activities based on the experience? If not, what do I need to do to help?
  • How can I create an environment for teachers to share ideas?
  • How can I assess the professional development experience?