WestEd Insights, which features significant findings related to WestEd research on teaching, learning, and human development, has published this Q&A post with the authors of a case study paper examining the impact of a professional development series on participants’ understanding of performance tasks. Researchers Sylvia Kwon and Tran Keys conducted a mixed-methods case study to examine the impact of a year-long professional development series held in Los Angeles County. In this Q&A, Kwon and Keys provide an overview of the professional development series and how their case study was designed to collect valuable data from participants in a Los Angeles County district. They also discuss the impact of this professional development series on participants’ understanding and use of performance tasks and how these findings can inform future professional development efforts.
Writing and Implementing NGSS-Aligned Performance Tasks
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