Florida - Educator Professional Growth and Development: Professional Development

Professional Development
Policy Type: 

Florida follows the 4 main standards of planning, learning, implementing, and evaluating that follow the Learning Forward standards.


District professional development activities in Florida are guided by Florida's Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol. This evaluation model assesses the local planning, learning, implementation, and evaluation of professional development activities according to standards modeled after the Learning Forward (formerly National Staff Development Council) standards as well as Florida statutory requirements. The Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol includes standards that serve to identify and recognize best practices as well as to identify local professional development systems in need of improvement.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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