Designing a District-wide Needs Assessment for Professional Growth

A Data-Informed Approach to Professional Development Programming

Learn how to ask (and answer!) the right questions when planning professional development.

Every teacher — every staff member, in fact — has unique needs for professional learning. Do the PD opportunities you offer meet those needs? And how do you know?

What data do you look at as you plan professional development? What content, formats, and learning opportunities should your professional development program offer to engage staff and enhance student outcomes?

If you’re unsure of the answers, this playbook is for you.

  • What research tells us about effective professional
  • Why you should conduct a needs assessment (NA) — and what an NA is
  • How to design an NA and use the results to inform professional development programming
Needs Assessment Workbook

BONUS: Download the playbook and we’ll email you a free, customizable Needs Assessment Workbook to help you craft your own needs assessment to inform decisions around professional development programs and policies!