Does Competency-based Professional Development have legs?

Does the promise of competency-based PD outweigh the challenges to implementing it? Do we really want competency-based PD or just more effective, sustained, job-embedded PD like instructional coaching, lesson study, and the like. Read this blog by Meg S. Bates as she ponders these questions and more.

Citation: Bates, M. S. (2016). Does competency-based professional development have legs? Learning on the EDge. Retrieved from http://pdkintl.org/blogs/uncategorized/does-competency-based-professional-development-have-legs/.

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2016
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Does the promise of competency-based PD outweigh the challenges to implementing it? Do we really want competency-based PD or just more effective, sustained, job-embedded PD like instructional coaching, lesson study, and the like. Read this blog by Meg S. Bates as she ponders these questions and more.