How to Move From Learning to Action
Action planning can bridge the process of knowledge to practice. Action plans provide an opportunity to sustain the learning and strengthen the impact of the professional development experience.
by Christina Nigrelli, Senior Director of Programs, ZERO TO THREE Western Office
and Jenifer Chacon, Senior Writer/Training Specialist, ZERO TO THREE Western Office
Did you attend a training or participate in a workshop recently? Are you finding it challenging to apply the new learning or to implement changes in your practice? Professional development is an integral part of providing services and improving the quality of the services we provide to young children and their families. At times, however, our efforts to incorporate key aspects of the new learning fall short. Time constraints and work role responsibilities often complicate our aim for professional improvement and result in a struggle to intentionally translate what we learned into actionable steps in our daily practices.