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PreK-12 Professional Learning Market 2016

PreK-12 Professional Learning Market 2016:

Traditional professional development, suggesting a top-down process often tied to compliance, is giving way to the now-often-preferred term professional learning, which captures a more teacher-led, ongoing, job-embedded, results-oriented process that is widely accepted as being more effective. PreK-12 Professional Learning Market 2106 from Simba Information delves into the estimated $5.3 billion market for professional learning that is collaborative, data-driven, intensive, individualized, and an ongoing process.


  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary
  • Market Size & Structure
    • Introduction
    • Defining What Professional Development/Learning Is
      • Table PreK-12 Spotlight: By the Numbers
    • The Customer for Professional Learning
      • Teachers and Administrators
        • Table Public School Instructional Staff by Function, Fall 2009-2013
      • Schools and Districts
      • The Role of the States
      • When the State Focus Targets a Particular Objective
      • Statewide PL Hubs and Other Learning Initiatives
      • eLearning for Educators Exemplifies Collaborative Approach
    • Size of the PreK-12 Professional Learning Market
      • Table Spending on PreK-12 Professional Development, 2014-2015 vs. 2015-2016
    • Funding Sources
      • Table Federal Funding Sources for PreK-12 Professional Development, FY2015 - FY 2017P
      • Foundations Lean in
        • Table Selected Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation Grants for Professional Learning
  • Trends: Changing Policies & Delivery Practices
    • Introduction
    • Common Core and New State Standards
    • Every Student Succeeds Act
    • State Policies
    • Teacher-Led Professional Learning
      • Personalization
        • Table Important Professional Learning Attributes, According to Teachers
      • Collaboration
      • Teacher Leadership
      • Coaching, Mentoring and Observations
      • Microcredentialing: Measuring Competency
    • Content and Practice Areas
      • Technology
        • Table How Teachers Learn to Understand Common Core Assessment Data for Math and ELA
      • Standards, Assessment and Data
      • Practice, Pedagogy and Content Areas
    • Delivery Trends in Professional Development
      • In-Person Delivery
      • Online Delivery
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Introduction
      • Table Provision of Professional Development, by Provider and Type of PD, 2014 (according to Local Education Agencies)
    • Higher Education Institutions
    • Non-Profits: Associations, Foundations, and Unions
    • Consultants
    • Content Providers
      • HMH Focus: Raising Student Achievement
      • Scholastic Focus: Literacy
      • Books and More at Corwin, Capstone, Cavendish and Curricki
      • The Critical Edge
    • Technology Platforms and Online Providers
      • Follett, Blackboard: Promoting Platforms & Broader Goals
    • States and Districts
  • Case Studies
    • Introduction
    • District of Columbia: Investing in Distributed Leadership
      • Moving on to LEAP
    • New Hampshire: Online PD for All
      • Internally Developed
    • Bettendorf (IA) High School: Teaching Tech through Gamification
      • Game On
      • Continued Use
    • Idaho: Fostering Statewide Interest in STEM
      • Pairing Teachers and Industry
      • STEM Action Center
    • Florida: Rethinking Professional Learning
    • Washoe Co.: PD + Teacher Evaluations + Student Learning Objectives
  • Conclusions & Outlook
    • Introduction
    • Flexibility Is Key
    • Barriers to Change
    • Funding Availability
    • Future Outlook
      • Table Projected Market for PreK-12 Professional Development, 2015-2016 to 2020-2021

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