Professional development for instructors has evolved and improved. Instructors engaging in career research need extra consideration in the areas of a catered professional development plan, research methods, and mentorship. Try our tips on professional development for instructors doing research.
Professional development trendsTeaching the teacher is a complex process. According to the Center for Public Education, some trends in professional development have been developed over the years to improve effectiveness.
The primary form of professional development is one-shot workshops, which have been found to be extremely ineffective. Rather, professional development should occur over time providing instructors with ongoing support, upwards of 50-80 hours