PDredesign is a digital toolkit and community of practice dedicated to improving professional development for educators. The Readiness Assessment and other PDredesign tools were collaboratively designed with school districts who wanted to support their teachers through more relevant, flexible, timely and interactive professional development opportunities. These tools are freely available on PDredesign.org and can be used by any school district to transform existing professional development systems to better support teachers in the classroom.
Mobility Labs user tested every step of the way. Consistently and unbiasedly collecting feedback before development sprints enabled us to create a tool that resonated with our audience.
The Readiness Assessment has been critical to improving our conversations about professional development.
Understand how your district’s current PD system is structured and determine where to focus collective \ energy for improvement.
There is a high need for schools and districts to capture this information in one place.
Get a complete picture of what data and technology systems are currently in use across departments.
We can now easily identify the tools no one uses and build upon the ones that are working.
Perform a deep dive analysis into how data systems and technology support teacher professional development across several key areas.
Teachers from across the nation have used the Readiness Assessment, the Data and Tech Inventory, and the Data and Tech Analysis to gain insight across their districts’ tools to inform pd decisions.