100Kin10 Project Team: Integrating Professional Growth Into the School Day (2019)

This Project Team will explore how to integrate professional growth opportunities during the school day, with a focus on how professional development offerings can be modified to occur as a part of regular school-day operations. Their members include Battelle, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Hopewell Education School, The Ingenuity Center at UT Tyler, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of Science & Industry, National Math and Science Initiative, and STEMteachersNYC.

One of the biggest needs we hear from STEM teachers is for high-quality professional development. But finding relevant opportunities that are integrated into the school day continues to be challenging, if not impossible. 100Kin10’s Grand Challenges points to this work-environment issue – how to get teachers quality PD during the school day – as one of the areas with the greatest potential for impact across the system. This team will also likely investigate how innovative school schedules and progressive teacher leadership roles can evolve to accommodate and enable these offerings.

This project addresses the work environment catalysts, a 100Kin10 priority area. Learn more here.