Educator Thoughts on Professional Learning

This video features Dr. Jack Parish inquiring about Georgia’s new Professional Learning model. Each of the following participants weigh-in on the impact the new model will have on educators.

  • Jack Parish, Ed.D.
    Associate Dean, Outreach and Engagement
    College of Education
    The University of Georgia
  • Jemelleh R. Coes
    2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year
    Ph.D. Graduate Assistant
  • Robbie P. Hooker, Ph.D
    Clarke Central High School
    Clarke County School District
  • Dana Griffith, NBCT
    Georgia Master Teacher
    PE Teacher
    Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Bettina Polite Tate, MPA, Ed.S
    CTAE Supervisor Savannah Chatham County Public School System
Video link: Educator Thoughts on Professional Learning - Jack Parish (5:50) (mov, 230 MB)
Alternative video link: Click here for MP4 (86.2 MB)

Use the following questions to guide your viewing:

Effective professional learning is sustained and ongoing, collaboratively developed and implemented, job-embedded, instructionally focused, and directly linked to the individual needs and practices of educators.
  1. What does job-embedded professional learning look like and mean?

  2. Why is it important for all educators to have professional learning goals (PLG) or professional learning plans (PLP)?

  3. This new system links one’s performance to professional learning. Why is this important?

  4. What are the benefits of having learning communities in our schools?