According to Ohio standards, effective professional development should ...


Be selected based on analysis of data as well as individual system goals.

Occur over one or multiple sessions, with long-term focus and follow-up.

Focus on the day-to-day work of educators.

Be content-specific and individualized.

Make use of internal expertise.

Be delivered in varied modes, including through learning communities or teacher teams.

Focus on implementation of new approaches.

Include evaluation of providers and participants

Focus on sustaining change over time, supported by continuous feedback.