Science Professional Learning Standards

OVERVIEW: The Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) has created a draft document of Science Professional Learning Standards. These standards are divided into three categories

Attributes of High Quality Professional Learning Opportunities
Implementing and Sustaining a Professional Development Infrastructure
Evaluating Professional Learning Opportunities

Here is an example of a standard

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TARGET AUDIENCE: Administrators, teacher education programs, K-12 teachers, Professional development providers, teacher leaders, curriculum directors, curriculum developers, and other science educators

PURPOSE: The purpose of these standards is to provide science professional development providers with clear targets for professional learning and to give teachers specific criteria for what they should be expecting from PD opportunities

LINK: http://www.csss-science.org/downloads/SPLS.pdf

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