We ask teachers to differentiate for students, but how do we differentiate for teachers? Professional development differentiation in Oak Ridge takes place in three parts: differentiated teacher in-service days, differentiated professional development on early release Wednesdays, and in-school, in-classroom coaching. Explore how differentiated professional development leads to empowerment, personalized improvement, and engagement with certificated staff, administrators, and support staff.
Dr. Kelly Williams is the Supervisor of Title I and Literacy for the Oak Ridge School District in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In addition, Kelly serves as co-chair of the District RTI team. She has also partnered with the TN Department of Education as a Teacher Leadership Network Coach, TN Early Literacy Network District Lead, content writer for Secondary Literacy Intervention summer trainings, and presenter at state level conferences.