New Mexico - Public Education Department

Professional Development

Professional development is a result of our educational experiences encompassing our work. Educators participate in professional development to learn and apply new knowledge and skills that will improve their job performance. In education, research has shown that teaching quality and school leadership are the most important factors in raising student achievement. To be as effective as possible, educators need to continually expand their knowledge and skills to implement the best educational practices. Professional development is an important strategy school systems have to strengthen educators' performance.

Available Spring 2017:

K–3 Plus partnership with Reads to Lead CORE Training

CORE's approach to reading, writing and language professional learning builds knowledge and skills through well-structured sessions and site-based coaching, modeling, and mentoring. Regional Reading Specialists schedule onsite visits during which they mentor, model and coach teachers on how to effectively implement new teaching methodologies around selected reading and writing curricula. Teachers are given guidance on how to provide appropriate instruction for all students, including struggling readers.

Principals of eligible schools will be contacted


Videos and Webinars will be made available to K–3 Plus schools to support progress monitoring during the K–3 Plus Program and assessment analysis to support student learning.

PCG Modules

The PreK-3 Literacy for School Leaders blended Learning Series comprises 9 modules and prepares school leaders and coaches to better understand, promote, and improve early literacy learning in their schools.

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