When computers came to my husband's office, his company not only paid for his training, they gave it to him on company time. There was none of this after work or weekend business . When he decided he wanted to get a master's degree, they paid for that as well.
The education field is supposed to emulate the business world, but only in certain instances. All teachers pay for their own master's degree. In the past, I have paid for most of my own training. I went to many weekend workshops to learn how to teach AP calculus. I spent a small fortune getting the proper training I needed to learn the subject and to master the graphing calculator. I managed to get a grant to pay for a week long summer seminar one year. (The paper work required to get this grant was mind boggling.)
If teaching is to be considered a business, it is time to treat teachers like business people and give them the same training they would get in the business world.
Posted from Atlanta--no snow but it is almost as cold here as it is in NY.