Professional Development

Rigorous Program of Study Framework

Ten Components and Subcomponents

Component 3:


Sustained, intensive, and focused opportunities for administrators, teachers, and faculty foster POS design, implementation, and maintenance.


Effective professional development should:

  • Support the alignment of curriculum from grade to grade (9-12) and from secondary to postsecondary education (vertical curriculum alignment).
  • Support the development of integrated academic and career and technical curriculum and instruction (horizontal curriculum alignment).
  • Ensure that teachers and faculty have the content knowledge to align and integrate curriculum and instruction.
  • Foster innovative teaching and learning strategies (see Component #9, Teaching and Learning Strategies).     >>>Next>>>