Research-Based Professional Development Designed for CTE Teachers: A New National Research Center Offering
“Drowning in data”, is a phrase we hear in education often these days. Teachers frequently don’t have the time or the expertise to make sense of the assessment data they receive, much less use it for instructional improvement. The NRCCTE has recently completed a national study on how to use end of program technical assessment data to improve instruction through professional development. This innovative program offers in-state facilitation, mentorship, a social networking tool and ongoing contact. Through this program educators learn to use data from their own students to identify individual and group instructional needs and initiate plans to improve instruction. Best of all, this program will be offered through the NRCCTE as technical assistance to states.
Stone, J. R. III. (2010, November). Research-based professional development designed for CTE teachers: A new National Research Center offering. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the Association for Career and Technical Education, Las Vegas, NV.