External Partners

  Hone your skills, strengthen your relationships

  External partners play a valuable role in strengthening the instructional and
  pedagogical expertise needed in schools and systems. Learn how external
  partners can best facilitate learning side by side with school-based practitioners
  and central office staff.

Standards Facilitator Guide - This guide includes practical activities, reflection questions, and tools to deepen users' understanding of the Standards for Professional Learning and how effective professional learning leads to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results.

Learning Designs JSD - Understanding how adults learn is an essential component for shaping professional learning initiatives. This issue of JSD explores the theories and principles of adult learning and the factors to consider when selecting learning designs.

Tools for Learning Schools - Each issue of this newsletter focuses on a single essential component of school improvement and features tools and resources to use in school improvement efforts.

Powerful Designs for Professional Learning - This bestselling book by Lois Brown Easton describes how 23 significant professional learning strategies work in practice, as well as the steps involved in using each strategy. It includes a comprehensive collection of learning resources.

Annual Conference - The resources and implementation tracks of our 2014 Annual Conference offer the strategies external providers need to effectively partner with schools and districts. Topics include innovative uses of technology to support teaching, leading effective meetings, giving great presentations, and more.