From Inputs to Outputs: The Great Migration to Competency-Based PD
This event took place on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

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For too long our professional development systems have focused on the quality of the professional development “inputs” provided to teachers to improve their professional practice, with unfortunately little evidence of improvement or linkage to any “outputs” of a change in instructional practice. What would a shift from focusing on PD inputs to PD outputs entail and how will a competency-based approach using micro-credentials help education leaders implement these changes in their local environments?

In this webinar, Karen Cator, chief executive officer of Digital Promise and former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, will lead a conversation with assistant state superintendents from the Florida, Tennessee, and Delaware Departments of Education to discuss:

• Each state's work on competency-based professional development using micro-credentials,
• What changes they believe states and districts will look to make in the future, and
• What the impact on teacher quality and retention will be.


Kathleen Airhart, chief operating officer and deputy commissioner, Tennessee Department of Education

Brian Dassler, deputy chancellor for educator quality, Florida Department of Education

Michael S. Watson, chief academic officer and associate secretary of education, Delaware Department of Education


Karen Cator, chief executive officer, Digital Promise
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