Supporting Equitable Access Through Professional Learning

Supporting Equitable Access Through Professional LearningAs the national policy dialogue on teacher evaluation shifts to a focus on professional learning, states should use the equitable access planning process as an opportunity to strategize about the professional learning supports that will help new and veteran teachers in high-need classrooms and schools to succeed. At the “Topical Meeting on Equitable Access to Excellent Teachers and Leaders,” hosted by the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders and the Council of Chief State School Officers on February 3 and 4, 2015, Laura Goe presented on the research and innovations in professional learning. The presentation also provided resources for assessing the effectiveness of professional learning programs, including new teacher induction programs.