I am currently working with my administrative team to drastically reduce non-instructional duty periods (i.e. lunch, hall, ISS, etc.) and replace with a professional growth period. This arose from a conversation with teacher leaders about embedding professional development into the instructional day as the business world does. At this point each teacher will have two or three 48 minute periods a week to engage in professional growth. In addition to cross-curricular project development and administrator-led PD, I am looking to institute PD 360 (http://www.schoolimprovement.com/products/pd360/). does anyone use and/or have experience with this product? If so I would love some feedback.
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