Welcome to the Professional Development Activity Log (PDAL)

  • Do you want to know to what extent the quality of the professional development supported by your district or program is consistent with research-based definitions of quality?
  • Do you want to determine what effects teachers’ professional development experiences have on instructional practices and content taught in math and science classes?
  • Do you need help with tracking teachers’ professional development data?
  • Do you want to systematically identify teachers’ professional development needs?
  • Do you want to use data on teachers’ professional development to improve their instruction?
  • The PDAL is a web-based, self-administered, longitudinal data collection tool for teachers to record their professional development experiences in detail with the assistance of a series of structured prompts. Teachers log on to their password-protected web account and fill out their PDAL at regular intervals.