PD Anywhere Blog
If you are a teacher, specialist, administrator, or parent, you already know that it isn’t just special education teachers and staff who need professional development (PD) related to students with disabilities. By 2015, 95 percent of students with disabilities were educated in general education for part of their school day.
The majority of students with disabilities spend most of the school day in general education environments—commonly called “inclusion.” If we want these students and their non-disabled peers to succeed academically and socially, we need to support all of their teachers with top quality professional development.
Not all learning can be easy. But professional development for new teachers should be engaging, motivating, and as easy as possible.
Educators understand that formative assessments evaluate students’ learning during instruction. An equally important purpose of formative assessments, though, is to improve teaching.