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Let’s Talk about Personalized Professional Learning!

By: MaryBeth Crissman Date: April 5, 2016

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In the fall of 2015, Truenorthlogic sponsored a survey amongst teachers and principals to learn what educators think about the current state of professional learning in their field. Over 500 educators responded, and the results were quite illuminating. Educators across the nation shared their thoughts on current policies and attitudes towards professional learning as well as best practices and current challenges they face.

Over the course of 2016, we’ll be sharing the Personalized Professional Learning Survey results through an ongoing conversation with educators across the country, and we’d love to hear what you have to say! Our salon series, Educator Viewpoints on Personalized Professional Learning, will examine what real teachers and leaders are saying about professional learning and how they’d like to see their professional growth opportunities evolve to be more effective and valuable.

Each “episode” of the Salon Series will highlight a key aspect of creating personalized professional learning environments – with voices from the field, survey results, a look at what each region of the country is doing, what’s worked best, and how to move forward in areas where improvement is needed.

A few highlights from our first episode, Personalized Professional Learning Today:

  • Four out of five teachers and principals have adopted a growth mindset, believing that teachers often or always can continually develop their talents and abilities as teachers.
  • Two-thirds of teachers say lack of trust in the formal evaluation process makes it difficult to create a personalized professional learning environment.
  • One in four teachers and principals say that a paper-based, onerous teacher evaluation process is an obstacle to creating a personalized professional learning environment.

Are you surprised by these findings or are they aligned with your own personal view of professional learning? See what else we learned – Get the Episode 1 Guide. Join in the conversation by sharing your thoughts and reactions on social media using the hashtags #AMPeducators and #PPLToday.