Job-Embedded Professional Development: What It Is, Who Is Responsible, and How to Get It Done Well

Several major pieces of federal regulations call for the implementation of job-embedded professional development, particularly in low-performing schools. This Issue Brief, written by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality in collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center and the National Staff Development Council, describes the research on job-embedded professional development, provides several descriptive examples, and details the conditions necessary for successful implementation. It also provides recommendations for how states, districts, and schools can support high-quality, job-embedded professional development to advance teaching and learning in all schools.