The Professional Development Lens presents criteria for members to consider, individually and collectively, when making informed and autonomous Professional Development choices.
The inner ring consists of three factors that are necessary for an activity to be considered professional development. If any of the three are not present, then the activity should not be seen as professional development.
The factors in the outer ring are critical to the success of teacher-directed professional development as a collective endeavor.
In turn, this collective work provides the necessary conditions for all teachers to be able to create their own rich tapestries of appropriate professional learning.