Professional Development Quality Rubric

The professional development quality rubric was created to provide STEM professional development
providers an opportunity to perform a self-assessment and reflection of the types of professional development
that are being offered in the context of some identified best practices of high-quality professional development.
The STEMSTL Professional Development workgroup engaged in comprehensive research on best practices for PD,
using various sources including the following article: “Effective Teacher Professional Development.
This rubric is intended to be used as a tool for self-reflection rather than judgment or evaluation. Your
assessment of your professional development activity is meant to provide you a “temperature check” as to where
you currently are in implementing high quality STEM professional development.