By Learning Forward
December 2012
Vol. 33 No. 6
Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning establish the core attributes of effective professional learning. Everyone with either direct or indirect responsibility for students’ education can benefit from well-designed and effective professional learning, but understanding just what the standards look like when they are in operation can be a challenge. Innovation Configuration (IC) maps offer a solution. IC maps identify and describe the major components of new practice — in this case, the Standards for Professional Learning — in operation. IC maps for each of the seven standards provide educators with: A clear vision of what the standards look like in action; A guide to design professional learning that explains what the standards look like in operation and how to implement them; A guide to create

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Standards Into Practice: School-Based Roles. 

toolInnovation Configuration Maps for Standards for Professional Learning

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An Innovation Configuration (IC) map identifies and describes the major components of a new practice such as Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning and details how it would look in practice. IC maps for 12 distinct roles in education that share responsibility for professional learning are presented in three volumes. This volume includes the school-based roles: teachers, coaches/teacher leaders, principals, and school leadership teams. Learning Forward, 2012.


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MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation supported the revision and publication of Standards for Professional Learning and related resources.

Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator professional development. We help our members plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so they can achieve success with their systems, schools, and students.

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