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Standards for Professional Development    

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The standards developed pursuant to this article shall meet all of the following characteristics:

(a) Describe core concepts of high quality professional development and differentiate, where necessary or appropriate, program qualities for high need schools.

(b) Support respect for individual experience and adult learning theory.

(c) Integrate the academic content standards adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to Section 60605 and instructional guides.

(d) Incorporate the California Standards for the Teaching Profession adopted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing in January 1997.

(e) Provide equitable and timely access to professional development for all educators.

(f) Require program models and designs that include evidence based assessment of outcomes for participants.

(g) Utilize the results of evaluation research based on models of organizational learning and increased pupil learning to improve programs.

(h) Describe the core skills and competencies of coaches, mentors, support providers, university supervisors, and consulting teachers.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 884, Sec. 2.)


Education Code 60605