Innovative Professional Development Resource Library

 Listed below are a variety of resources to help better understand Innovative Professional Development and our work regarding this initiative.

Recent Resources

November 2016 School Administrator 


The November 2016 School Administrator examines professional development across the system include  stories about micro-credentialing of staff, how to promote a culture of lifelong learning among teachers and the distinctive facets of capacity building in four school districts. There's also an Inside AASA Interview with Bryan Joffe, Project Director on Innovative Professional Development.


  June 2016 Webinar


 A webinar on how districts are redesigning professional development systems, innovating their practice and improving return on investment. AASA's Bryan Joffe gave a national view of innovative Professional Development (iPD). School system leaders from Long Beach Unified School District (Calif.) shared strategies for empowering educators and increasing student achievement. 

  From the November 2015 School Administrator 

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  Learn how three school districts-- Fulton County Schools (GA), Miami-Dade Public Schools (FL) and Syracuse City (NY)-- evaluate, assess, and make plans for improvement on professional development redesign processes.  Read More

October 2015 Webinar

 ipd Webinar Oct 2015

Presenters share research and best practices identified in Seeing It Clearly: Improving Observer Training For Better Feedback And Better Teaching, part of the Measuring Effective Teaching (MET) project—a research partnership of academics, teachers, and education organizations committed to investigating better ways to identify and develop effective teaching.

NCE 2015

Redesigning Professional Development to Empower Educators and Increase Student Achievement
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Download Handout – Readiness Assessment Questions
Download Handout – iPD Issue Focus #1
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Better Feedback and Better Teaching Webinar

(October 2015)

 Presenters: Steve Cantrell, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Stephanie Shultz, Director of Align Teaching and Learning Framework, DC Public Schools; Jess Wood, Education Counsel (formerly of DCPS); Bryan Joffe, Innovative Professional Development Project Director, AASA

Part 1: Professional Development Redesign – Lessons From The Field 

 Presenters: Bridgeport Public Schools, Jefferson County Public Schools, Long Beach Unified School District, MDRC and AASA

Part 2: Professional Development Redesign – Lessons From The Field

Presenters: Fulton County Schools, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Syracuse City School District and AASA

AASA Radio

Additional Resources:

Professional Development Redesign Website

MDRC Innovative Professional Development

November 2016

Staff Contact

 Bryan Joffe, Project Director, Education and Youth Development