Despite potential budget cuts to Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states should continue their efforts to develop and enhance systems that support effective teaching and professional learning. ESSA defines professional learning as sustained, intensive, job-embedded, collaborative, classroom-focused, and data-driven, but only 20 percent of current professional development practices meet this definition.
Join NASBE on June 12, 2017, from 3:00-4:00 pm (EDT) for a webinar that unpacks ESSA’s new requirements for professional learning. Panelists, including Learning Forward’s Melinda George and WestEd’s Angela Minnici, will discuss the practical application of professional learning in schools under ESSA and identify action steps for states transitioning to a more comprehensive system of educator development, with a focus on evaluation and licensure as key policy levers in this system. During the webinar, state education leaders from Delaware will also explain how such policies are put into practice for effective professional learning.