Plan Professional Development Backward


“…we must plan backward, beginning where we want to end and then working our way back to the processes that will get us there (Guskey, 2001; Hirsh, 2012).”

The best order of steps for professional learning planning:

  1. student learning outcomes
  2. new practices to be implemented
  3. needed organizational support
  4. desired educator knowledge and skills
  5. optimal professional learning activities

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/may14/vol71/num08/Planning-Professional-Learning.aspx