100Kin10 Project Team: Enabling Data-Driven Professional Development (2017-18)

Updated on: September 26, 2018

Check out a webinar about this team's work.
- Download the write-up of this team's work -- a survey to elicit information from teachers regarding their professional learning experiences and needs related to STEM. Within this report you'll find the individual survey questions with rationale for each, as well as information about data use.

In Spring of 2017 with support from the national 100Kin10 network, seven Arizona organizations partnered to address the critical challenge of how to ensure valuable professional development and growth for STEM teachers. Arizona Science Center, Arizona Science Teachers Association, STEM AZ Education Collaborative, Center for Science Teaching and Learning at NAU, Freeport McMoRan, Maricopa County School Superintendent, Science Foundation Arizona, STEM AZ Education Collaborative have developed a professional development needs assessment to gather valuable input from teachers currently in the classroom. 

Professional development is often designed based on assumptions made about data collected through program evaluation and feedback surveys, or anecdotally in work with schools. Instead, the team believes that teacher voice should drive the design of STEM professional learning. Collecting specific and actionable data can reflect what teachers find most supportive, thereby creating more powerful professional development opportunities for teachers and schools.

The team designed, piloted, and iterated on a survey to elicit information from teachers regarding their professional learning experiences and needs related to STEM. The team is currently analyzing data from the last regional round of survey administration and will update their report to include high-level results and recommendations for how administrators, PD design leads, and funders might alter their approach. 

The survey is available to be used in its entirety or in sections to adapt to your local context. Check out the team's report to learn more.