Report on the Teacher Needs Survey

August 2006

To help PreK-12 teachers pursue student achievement goals effectively, the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education recognized the vital importance of involving educators in the design and implementation of professional development. In response to the 2005-2006 online Teacher Needs Survey, a total of 2334 teachers from 49 States and the District of Columbia shared their classroom management, instructional strategies, classroom diversity and parental communication needs with APA for the first time.

Educators in the Teacher Needs Survey respondent pool indicated:

  • A preference for receiving professional development in the form of in-district workshops with teams of teachers or online modules.

  • A preference for receiving professional development activities related to instructional skills and classroom management.

  • A preference for receiving professional development activities related to classroom management among first year teachers.

Read the complete Report on the Teacher Needs Survey for more information on what teachers want out of professional development.