Performance Matters Reveals Teacher and Leader Perspectives on Time and Access to Personalized Professional Development Options in a Free Report and Social Media Discussion

Episode 5 of the six-episode series, Educator Viewpoints on Personalized Professional Learning, explores the experience of professional learning and the time devoted to it

Sandy, Utah — Nov. 2, 2016 — According to a nationwide survey of more than 500 principals and teachers, lack of time is a persistent challenge in personalizing professional learning. In Episode 5 of the Educator Viewpoints on Personalized Professional Learning Salon Series, Performance Matters invites K-12 teachers and administrators to explore how to make the most of their time and professional development (PD) options in a free online report and a social media discussion that will take place Nov. 7-11.

Episode 5, titled “Time and PD Options: Making the Most of Them,” highlights key findings from the survey, and examines teacher and leader views on different types of PD opportunities. The report presents strategies to create more opportunities for personalized professional learning, from Twitter to microcredentialing to online PD. It also shares how two Illinois school districts, Bloomington and Indian Prairie, have implemented online PD management solutions to support their personalized professional learning strategies. To get the Episode 5 Guide, visit http://insights.performancematters.com.

To expand the discussion, Performance Matters invites K-12 educators to join the conversation about “Taking Time and Exploring Options for PD” on social media during the week of Nov. 7 using the hashtag #TimeforPD. The conversation will include a Facebook Live discussion on Nov. 8 at 12 p.m. Eastern time, a Facebook contest, and other events.  To join, visit Facebook (facebook.com/performancemattersk12), Twitter (@PerfMatters), and the Performance Matters blog.

About Performance Matters

Performance Matters accelerates student success by combining powerful student and educator growth solutions with real-time analytics. The Performance Matters Platform includes tools for student assessment development and delivery, as well as educator professional learning management, performance evaluation and observer calibration. Together these solutions, leveraged with a real-time analytics engine, provide specific, actionable insights that boost student performance and build educator capacity. Performance Matters was formed through the integration of two best-in-class education solution providers: Truenorthlogic, the leader in educator professional growth tools, and Performance Matters, an authority in student assessment and data analytics. For information, visit www.performancematters.com.

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