Professional Development- Transliteracy Required
I designed my research to determine if teachers internalized what they learned from professional development. My target audience consisted of elementary school teachers like myself. I knew that professional development benefited me in three ways:
I was concerned that professional development lacking in clarity or not linked to student achievement while having undemanding objectives unrelated to work in the classroom demonstrated poorly designed fragmented professional development that could result in a decline in teacher productivity. This type of professional development would negatively impact both teachers and, ultimately, their students. I gathered teacher feedback and observations to determine the effectiveness of the professional development received and analyzed the correlation to student achievement.