“Teachers who know a lot about teaching and learning and who work in environments that allow them to know students well are the critical elements of successful learning.”

Linda Darling-Hammond

Meaningful and sustained professional development prepares and supports educators to help all students achieve higher standards of learning. It is clearly important to reflect and respond to the needs of your students. PD experiences serve to promote community engagement in examining the implications and needs related to emerging educational issues.

External Professional Development Experiences

It is critical to create a network for professional growth.  Joining an educational organization is an easy way to do so. Here is a common list of organizations that teachers find help:

  • American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPHERD)
  • American Historical Association (AHA)
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of Educational Therapists (AET)
  • Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS)
  • Everyone Reading (ER)
  • Hudson Valley Library Association (HVLA)
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • International Reading Association (IRA)
  • National Association for College  Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
  • National Council for the Social Studies(NCSS)
  • National Science Teacher Association (NSTA)
  • New-York Historical Society (NYHS)
  • Organization of American Historians (OAH)
  • Phi Kappa Delta International
  • Polish American Historical Association (PAHA)
  • Young Adult Library Service Advocates (YALSA)


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