Terms Carry Meaning

professional learning, Professional Development, Leadership, PD

Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS IV: Teachers demonstrate professionalism through ethical conduct, reflection, and leadership.

This short blog post from Education Week (January 2012) by Joellen Killion explores what the difference is between professional learning and professional development. There is a trend in the field of education to shift from the term professional development which for many carries a one-time sit-and-get often ineffective style of teacher learning association with the term professional learning which carries a multi-faceted approach to teacher growth association.