Professional development is the process of transforming staff skills and competencies needed to produce outstanding educational results for students”. As improvements in education almost never take place in the absence of professional development. Professional development is the key to meet today’s educational demands.
High-quality professional development strategies are essential to schools. The days of teacher staff development sessions consisting of “sit-and-get” workshops and expert-delivered awareness campaigns are long gone. We at DDM are now moving toward more effective and more engaging professional development models. Our Research and experience help us recognize that high-quality ongoing professional development that deepens teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogical skills; provides opportunities for practice, research, and reflection; and includes efforts that are job- embedded, sustained, and collaborative will assist in the goal to remain up-to-date.