Tools for Learning Schools, Spring 2013, Vol. 16 No. 3
How to evaluate professional learning policies: Match policy to practice for standards implementation
Believing that policy drives practice, Learning Forward created Professional Learning Policy Review: A Workbook for States and Districts to help educators assess if their policies support the professional learning required for changes such as implementing Common Core State Standards. Learn how to move people through a series of stages to evaluate the policies a system has in place and consider recommendations for changes
Tool: Current practices in professional learning
Use the open-ended questions in this tool to gather information on stakeholders’ perspectives on current professional learning practice. The primary purpose of this process is to understand current practices in order to strengthen the quality and effects of professional learning.