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    As an instructional leader, how do you motivate all staff to participate actively in professional development? Recommend specific strategies to include disengaged participants.

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    To get all staff involved in professional development, there needs to be some form of incentive. Now, many districts have mandatory programs during the summer or the school year and teachers are required to be there. However, most of these programs are useless and not specifically designed for the needs of the teachers. How many workshops on differentiated instruction or sexual harassment does one teacher need to attend?

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    This answer addresses the topic of professional development and how to get teachers interested in it. It provides a few suggestions as to how administrators can develop professional development activities that are engaging and useful to teachers.