How does professional development relate to the NC Professional Teaching Standards?
- helps teachers grow in their ability to lead within and outside their classrooms and to be more effective student advocates (Standard 1);
- supports teachers’ ability to embrace diversity in their classrooms and communities, meet the individual needs of diverse learners, and collaborate with diverse families (Standard 2);
- helps teachers stay sharp and current in their content knowledge (Standard 3) and pedagogy (Standard 4);
- is an essential component of teachers’ cycles of reflection and growth (Standard 5).