Dashboards Revolutionizing Teacher Professional Development
November 7, 2014
By Jose A. Rodriguez, director, Educational Leadership Program at American Public University System
Teacher evaluations and professional development are two of the most important duties to which district and school administrators must bring coherence in order to increase and sustain student achievement. A leadership dashboard can provide a systems approach to sustain real-time organizational learning and targeted leadership action.
This time of year, school districts across the country send out mailers welcoming new and veteran teachers back to school for yet another academic year. During the first few days before school starts for students, often called staff development days or learning improvement days, systems-level leaders at each school and district plan various types of staff development for teachers. Topics include building logistics, pedagogy, curriculum, assessments, cross-cultural training and others.
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