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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Professional Development

Educators must always hone their craft. Discover the many formal, informal, ongoing, and job-embedded professional-development programs keeping teachers at the top of their game.

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Should Students Have a Role in Professional Development?

Check out these real-life examples of students playing an active role in their teachers' professional learning.

Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

Personalize your PD by using tools like Google Forms, Padlet, and Nearpod to learn what teachers already know and what they need to know.

Becoming a Listening Educator

The four traits of a listening educator are a willingness to slow down, genuine curiosity, attention to non-verbal cues, and self-awareness and empathy.

Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

A well-planned, current digital teaching portfolio can be an asset whether you're seeking a job, being evaluated within your school, or simply demonstrating your professionalism.

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

Why wait for formal environments, when there are so many opportunities to learn new skills on your own? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.

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