The movement to personalize learning is growing. What does this mean for students and educators, and how is it changing professional learning? This issue tackles how to build educators’ capacity for personalizing to students’ needs and how teachers can benefit from experiencing personalization themselves.
Collaboration is at the heart of effective professional learning. But collaborative learning isn’t as straightforward as getting people together in a room. This issue highlights what makes true collaborative learning work and why we learn better when we learn together.
Nearly five million students come to U.S. schools speaking over 400 home languages. Are educators prepared to help them succeed? In this issue, experts share professional learning strategies for working more intentionally and inclusively to meet English learners’ needs.
Transitions are a part of life in schools, sometimes planned but other times unexpected. In this issue, we celebrate transitions and turning points, examining the challenges and opportunities they create for professional learning and how to thrive in the midst of change.
All students deserve access to great instructional materials, and all teachers deserve support to implement them well. Equity and excellence depend on it. This issue examines professional learning to help educators choose, use, and thrive with great materials.
Bringing school counselors into the fold of professional learning can support strategic goals.
During a year of school visits, four primary lessons emerged about what makes curriculum work.
School leadership literature repeatedly identifies trust as essential for creating high-gain schools — schools where student gain scores are more than one year’s worth of achievement at a given grade level. These are schools that get results beyond what their demographics would have predicted (e.g. Bryk & Schneider, 2002; Bryk, Sebring, Allensworth, Luppescu, & Easton,...
To integrate a racial equity lens in professional learning, we must address the paucity of dialogue about race.