100Kin10 Project Team: Job-embedded Professional Development Programs for Rural Schools (2020)

Job-embedded professional development capitalizes on teachers’ opportunity to learn in schools situated in the context of practice. This form of professional development is more challenging in rural schools because of limited personnel, budgetary constraints, and geographic isolation. The lack of opportunities to connect with and learn from peers takes away one of the greatest professional learning opportunities teachers have — each other. This team examined successes and challenges in implementing programs, and identified strategies for sustaining partnerships with school districts. 

Read their white paper, Exploring Job-Embedded Professional Learning in Rural Schools

If you would like to contact the team, please reach out to: Earl Legleiter (Director of Science and Math Education Institute, Fort Hays State University).

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