Job-embedded professional development (JEPD) refers to teacher learning that is grounded in day-to-day teaching practice and is designed to enhance teachers’ content-specific instructional practices with the intent of improving student learning (Darling-Hammond & McLaughlin, 1995; Hirsh, 2009). It is primarily school or classroom based and is integrated into the workday, consisting of teachers assessing and finding solutions for authentic and immediate problems of practice as part of a cycle of continuous improvement (Hawley & Valli, 1999; National Staff Development Council, 2010). JEPD is a shared, ongoing process that is locally rooted and makes a direct connection between learning and application in daily practice, thereby requiring active teacher involvement in cooperative, inquiry-based work (Hawley & Valli, 1999). High-quality JEPD also is aligned with state standards for student academic achievement and any related local educational agency and school improvement goals (Hirsh, 2009).
Our Professional Development Coaching and job embedded support is provided by the best in the nation experts in their content and subject matter. We curate the best based on peer review. Each teacher, new as well as experienced, brings to professional development a unique set of skills and needs. According to experts, unless professional development is tailored to individual needs, its maximum benefits cannot be achieved.As a district partner you will have an opportunity to see a detailed body of their work before you engage them to support your teachers. We support both face to face initial professional development and ongoing live 1:1 support based on teacher needs. This support is provided when the teacher needs it, sometimes in the classroom, sometimes during PLC. We believe professional development is most effective when its embedded.