The University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) conducted the Teacher Professional
Learning Insights Survey in November 2018,
collecting responses from 626 educators from 420 school systems in Washington state, the U.S. and Canada.
The short online survey asked questions related to the vision, planning, implementation and continuous
improvement of teacher professional learning efforts in their school systems.
On the whole, educators who responded to the survey:
The education field has known for some time that investments in teacher learning have not consistently yielded results for students. The survey responses reflect that knowledge, and they reinforce our view that creating classrooms where all students develop agency and efficacy requires a new approach to how teachers help students learn and engage.
This insights survey is part of a new resource, The Leadership Guide for K-12 Teacher Professional Learning, for leaders in classrooms, schools and school systems who want coherent, authentic, sustainable, and effective teacher learning aimed at improving outcomes for students. This multipart guide will provide practical guidance for leaders, whether they are making the case for transforming teacher learning in their setting, implementing a sustainable approach, or seeking support for scaling and extending effective practices.