About the Professional Development Spotlight
This Knowledge Loom spotlight presents research-based principles of practice for successful professional development, along with examples of those principles in action in real schools and districts. Use this resource to support local decision-making and professional development.
The content has been prepared by The Education Alliance at Brown University in partnership with the National Staff Development Council (NSDC), the National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching (NPEAT), The National Awards Program for Model Professional Development, and Co-nect Schools Inc.
In an effort to bring together research and practice, the spotlight provides a place where you can
This collection will continue to grow and change as users share their experiences and concerns relative to professional development.
This spotlight is based on work sponsored wholly or in part by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES - formerly, Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI)), U.S. Department of Education, under contract number RJ96006401 (Northeast & Islands Regional Educational Laboratory, 1995-2000). The content of this site does not necessarily reflect the views of IES, the Department of Education, or any other agency of the U.S. Government.