Kassner, L. D. (2014). Opportunities to personalize teacher learning: Innovative approaches to bridge evaluation and professional development for continuous improvement. Richmond, VA: Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium.
The following seven innovative approaches to personalize teacher learning are explored as possible mechanisms to bridge evaluation and professional development: individual or peer portfolios; National Board Certification; computer-mediated content management; peer evaluation and coaching; computer-mediated coaching; unconferences; and virtual learning communities (VLCs). Relevant research studies on these approaches are summarized, strengths and weaknesses are presented, and recommendations for consideration are discussed.