Learning communities

Aspire expands learning options for noninstructional staff

By Angela | July 13, 2017

Aspire Public Schools creates professional learning to help noninstructional staff learn strategies to support students outside the classroom.

Syracuse district focuses on personalized learning and classroom support

By Angela | June 21, 2017

A new approach to professional learning in New York’s Syracuse City School District aims to ensure teacher practices are helping students meet district performance goals. Read more from authors Michelle Bowman King and Linda Jacobson.

Let’s focus on quality of instruction rather than quantity

By Angela | May 11, 2017

A one-size-fits all approach to professional learning does our teachers a disservice. School administrators need to focus on quality learning. Read more about how to maximize professional learning time from author Michael McNeff.

As Long Beach teachers learn, so do those who design the learning

By Angela | April 13, 2017

The online myPD system is evolving to help teachers in the Redesign PD Community of Practice. Read more about how teachers are becoming more effective by sharing strategies.

How can PLCs improve their learning power?

By Angela | April 7, 2017

Creating resolutions for your learning community is a great way to get members’ work aligned toward common goals. Read about the resolutions of a 4th- and 5th-Grade PLC from Shirley Hord. Her reflections provide useful insight for educators of all levels.

Florida district partners with teachers to redesign professional learning

By Angela | March 22, 2017

Members of the Lake County, Florida, team participating in the Redesign PD Community of Practice are beginning to see evidence that professional learning, designed in partnership with teachers, can lead to improvements in student learning. Read more from Linda Jacobson and Michelle King about their journey to increased student achievement.

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