PD Packages


Consider the following principles of adult learning when providing professional development:

  • Understand the content before you facilitate the learning of others
  • Recognize adults are internally motivated and self-directed
  • Create a welcoming and connecting atmosphere for learning
  • Respect diverse talents and ways of learning
  • Honor life experiences and prior knowledge
  • Plan for active learning (visual, auditory and kinesthetic)
  • Explain acronyms and abbreviations
  • Promote concrete and practical applications of content
  • Provide goal setting opportunities relevant to setting and role

As an adult learner yourself, as well as a professional development provider, jot down other ideas that are meaningful and relevant to you in your learning or teaching.


Updated 1/22/2018

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