As a teacher, you know that in order to be a successful educator, you yourself can never stop learning. This is true in most professions, but learning for teachers is especially important. Why? Because the love of learning is contagious. As teachers learn new skills they pass that knowledge on to their students who ultimately succeed in class. It’s truly a win-win!
Why is Professional Development for Teachers so Important?
There are several reasons why professional development for teachers matters, and in this whitepaper we’ll look at why and how it benefits not only teachers but also their students, and how to know you’re getting the best educational opportunities for your efforts.
Here’s a look at just a few reasons why at Sphero we believe professional development for teachers is critical.
Honing professional skills
For teachers, that means keeping up with the newest research and practices for better classroom outcomes.
Better outcomes for students
According to the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, when teachers participate in robust, well-designed professional development programs, achievement for their students can improve by as much as 21 percent.
Take the mystery and intimidation out of bringing new subjects into the classroom
It's vital that you stay on top of trends and technologies through professional development and bring them into your classroom to enhance your students' learning.
More equity in the classroom
Many professional development courses offer ways to include and interest under-represented groups of students, like girls and people of color.