Building teacher capacity in an educational system is a strategy for building capacity for sustaining change in systems, the fourth principle of DBIR.

This resource bundle includes tools, routines, and case descriptions that illustrate how DBIR can help build teacher capacity at scale.

Improving teaching quality is a goal of many reform efforts that include professional development. In DBIR, the goal of professional development is not to promote fidelity to a particular curriculum or program for a few volunteer teachers. Instead, the goal is to prepare educators throughout an educational system to make productive adaptations to materials in ways that reflect their local context and enhance learning outcomes.