The Transformation and Funding of PreK-12 Professional Learning in the COVID Era

May 21, 2021 Simba Information, a business of Market Research.com
The Transformation and Funding of PreK-12 Professional Learning in the COVID Era
Show Notes

This edWeb podcast is sponsored by Simba Information, a business of Market Research.com.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.

Online professional learning has accelerated rapidly during the pandemic and has been identified as one of the silver linings of the pandemic. Professional learning is also one of the district expenditures that aligns with the ESSER funding. Listen to an edWeb podcast on how COVID-19 has impacted preK-12 professional learning, and how to help districts align their professional learning needs with the ARP funding. 

Our panelists include Kathy Mickey, Managing Editor of Simba Information, who discusses the Simba PreK-12 Professional Learning Market 2020 report. The report was issued during the pandemic and examines the continued transformation from top-down professional development to teacher-led, job-embedded, continuous professional learning that has been going on for several years. Kathy discusses:
The increase in need and demand for professional learning.
The topics in demand now.
Changes in how educators want professional learning delivered.
How the pandemic accelerated changes, and which changes are most likely to stick around.

Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, reports on edWeb’s Annual Professional Learning Survey conducted in April 2021. The survey has tracked attitudes and preferences over four years. This year, the survey added questions on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on professional learning. 

Joyce Whitby, President of Innovations4Education, has been working with clients on how to help districts meet their professional learning needs with ARP funding. The need for quality professional learning is higher than ever, and industry partners can help educators make the best use of these funds. 

This edWeb podcast is part of our edFocus series exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the future of education. The edWeb podcast is of interest to district leaders and industry executives in K-12 education. 

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