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Full-Day One-Off






  • Teachers gather together for a whole day of PD, usually facilitated by either an outside expert or local leader, such as an ELA consultant
  • Can happen on a PD day
  • Happens during the regular work hours so teachers are more likely to be attentive and ready to learn
  • Provides substantial time to develop or refine a new teaching practice
  • Offers opportunities to engage in a variety of different activities within the same day, including investigating examples of high quality practice and trying out that practice in a situation of reduced complexity
  • Limited opportunities to have teachers prepare ahead of time or to follow up with them afterwards
  • Not long enough to work with teachers on a practice that requires significant, extended learning in order to implement