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. Jemelleh R. Coes
Associate Dean, Outreach and Engagement
College of Education
The University of Georgia

2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year
Ph.D. Graduate Assistant

Robbie P. Hooker, Ph.D Dana Griffith, NBCT
Clarke Central High School
Clarke County School District

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?