THE COST OF
Take a moment to add up all the costs of providing professional development credit to your teachers. No doubt, it’s worth it. But is there a more sustainable way?
DO YOU KNOW YOUR CURRENT SPEND?
Research shows that districts typically underestimate how much they spend on professional development, sometimes by quite a lot.1
In one study a district reported spending
On professional development. . .
But after closer review...
was the actual spend.
WHERE IS THE MONEY HIDING?
Though districts usually include the cost of actual workshops or trainers when examining the cost of PD, it’s easy to overlook some of the biggest expenses:
IS THERE A BETTER WAY?
Conventional, onsite professional development is expensive — take a look at the cost below for just one teacher. Then multiply that across every educator in your district!
Compare that to online learning — with hours of content available anytime for a fraction of the cost. An online library would not only pay for itself, it would save you funds that could be put back into professional growth in other ways.
at a cost of about
Total Cost: $160.00
Frontline's Learning & Collaboration Resources
of online courses and videos PLUS micro-credentials and collaborative groups at a cost of about
$0.01 per hour, per teacher
~ $40 per teacher, per year
*Estimate based on a medium-sized district.
ESSA guides us to see professional growth as an ongoing learning cycle composed not only of the initial course or workshop that introduces a concept, but of the subsequent practice, feedback, observation and continued refinement toward mastery.
If you could eliminate just one live workshop day for your teachers by providing online learning and collaboration resources, you could save hundreds of dollars per teacher, and you can redeploy that savings into the rest of the learning cycle for their professional growth.
Frontline Education offers on-demand learning resources that save money and supports your educators in finding learning that meets their needs — and their schedule.
As a key part of the Frontline Insights Platform, Learning & Collaboration Resources provides even more value when paired with Frontline's K-12 solutions to promote learning, development, and engagement.