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What are the pros and cons of individualized vs. school-based vs. district-wide professional development?

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Some differences that are apparent between individualized and district-wide professional development exist, but both seek to ensure quality professional development for all if their employees. Individualized plans are created on a school-by-school basis with comprehensive programs implemented by these individual schools. These plans are characterized by development plans that include in the developmental process teachers who work collectively to create a plan that is driven by data regarding the needs facing the individual schools (WWW2, 2012).

These individual plans align all of the activities such as training, seminars, and workshops with the instructional focus posited by the teachers while pooling their available ...

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Discusses individualized/school-based, and district wide professional development.