In-house, embedded professional development = instructional coaches. Teachers for the teachers. Tenured teachers for the teachers, no less.
Come to find out, Concerned Parent has seen the same over in CT:
...it's that stupid tri-state consortium mind-set. It's all the same buzzwords in my district: professional development, math coaches, no perfect curriculum, 21st century skills. My district actually believes we're falling behind because we have no math coaches-- it has nothing to do with Everyday Math and CMP2 and balanced literacy. Nothing.Swell.