The National Awards Program for Model Professional DevelopmentThe National Awards Program for Model Professional Development recognizes and rewards schools and school districts with exemplary professional development programs and disseminates information about high-quality professional development efforts that provide evidence of student learning and increased teacher effectiveness.
National Center for Research on Teacher LearningThe center examined various approaches to teacher education-including preservice, inservice, alternative route, and induction programs-to further knowledge and understanding of the purpose of teacher education, the character and quality of teacher education, and the role of teacher education in teacher learning.
National Staff Development CouncilNSDC is the National Staff Development Council. It is a national non-profit association of about 10,000 educators. NSDC is deeply committed to ensuring success for all students by applying high standards for professional development for everyone who affects student learning.
Tapped In!TAPPED IN™ is the online workplace of an international community of education professionals. K-12 teachers and librarians, professional development staff, teacher education faculty and students, and researchers engage in professional development programs and informal collaborative activities with colleagues.
Teacher Professional Developmentprojects support teachers’ career-long growth and development, beginning with preservice education and continuing with induction, inservice, and mentoring programs. Professional development efforts also address the learning needs of child-care professionals and professional developers themselves.