STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In education, professional development is changing. Traditional professional development has been a job-required process often imposed on teachers. The increasingly preferred professional learning points to a process more geared to being teacher-directed and results-oriented process.
Spending on PreK-12 professional learning in the 2016-2017 school year is an estimated $5.28 billion, according to estimates from Simba Information.
In PreK-12 Professional Learning Market 2016, Simba Information examines the professional learning market for teachers, administrators, and other educators. The report looks at:
- Why the professional learning market is changing,
- challenges facing providers of professional learning, and
- opportunities to address demand now and in coming years.
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"Professional learning is collaborative, data-driven, intensive, and individualized," said Kathy Mickey, managing editor of Simba's Education Group. "Initiatives to create an ongoing process are being widely accepted as making professional learning more effective than traditional PD."
Role for Commercial Providers
Teacher-led professional learning means educators increasingly are curating materials to meet their own needs, in terms of format and delivery method, subject matter, student needs, classroom management issues, and familiarity with technology, among other variables.
As a result, vendors will need to offer a wide range of content and delivery models, along with diverse content libraries.
While districts tend to create their own professional development programs, they do turn to vendors—both commercial and nonprofit—for help for:
- program design when implementing or rethinking PD programs;
- a technology platform;
- providing training and coaches;
- "off-the-shelf" solutions when funding is an issue; or
- particular content to integrate into internally developed in-person or online content.
For more information on Simba's new report, PreK-12 Professional Learning Market 2016, call 888-29-SIMBA.
About Simba Information
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Managing Editor/Senior Analyst, Education Group
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