A significant proportion of teachers think that professional development does not meet their need
s because of:
Lack of relevance: Some teachers may feel that the professional development opportunities offered are not relevant to their specific needs and interests, or that they are not aligned with the goals and priorities of their school or district.
Lack of choice: Teachers may feel that they have little or no say in the professional development opportunities that are provided to them, and that they are not given a choice in the topics or formats that are offered.
Lack of quality: Some teachers may feel that the quality of professional development is poor and that it does not provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their practice.
Lack of follow-up and support: Even when teachers do participate in professional development opportunities, they may feel that there is little or no follow-up or support to help them apply what they have learned in their classrooms.
Overall, it is important for schools and districts to ensure that professional development opportunities are relevant, high-quality, and aligned with the needs and interests of their teachers. Providing teachers with choices and opportunities for feedback and follow-up can also help to ensure that they feel empowered and supported in their professional growth.