Professional Learning for Families and Communities
Welcome to the State of Delaware education resource page for educator Professional Learning.
Delaware aligns to the Every Student Succeeds Act definition of professional learning.
The term ‘professional development’ means activities that are an integral part of school and local educational agency strategies for providing educators with knowledge and skills necessary to enable students to succeed in a well-rounded education, meeting the challenging State academic standards; and are sustained, intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven, and classroom-focused.
Delaware has adopted the Learning Forward Professional Learning Standards to establish clear expectations that districts, school, and other educational agencies implement high-quality professional learning.
Additional Information about Delaware's Professional Learning StandardsDelaware Administrative Code, Regulation 1598 Delaware Professional Development Standards describes in detail how professional learning standards will be implemented at the state, district, and building level.The primary purpose of professional learning is to improve educational practice and increase student achievement. This link provides access to resources for each of Delaware’s Professional Learning Standards.Delaware awarded $2,658,012.87 to 91 schools to support professional learning. This link provides access to information about each of the schools, their grant focus and evidence of their progress.