Professional Learning

Building a Connected Professional Learning System

Building a Connected Professional Learning System

April 26, 2017 | Professional Development

When teachers have access to powerful professional learning opportunities, their students learn more, too. That’s not surprising—we know that great teaching can have an invaluable impact on a child’s life. But for many teachers, professional development continues to fall well short of expectations. The reasons for this are many. From…

3 Key Elements for High-Quality Professional Learning

April 26, 2017 | Professional Development

Glimpse into any classroom in the country, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see students interacting and working together, engaged in group projects or other forms of collaboration. But in the Fulton County Schools system in Atlanta, Georgia, it’s equally common to walk through a school building and see teachers…

Spotlight On Partners and Grantees Working to Get High Quality Aligned Instructional Materials to Teachers

January 26, 2017 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

Research tells us that high-quality, aligned instructional materials is important in helping teachers support their students in mastering the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to be college and career ready. But too often, teachers do not have access to the tools and materials they need to grow and improve…

How Teachers are Owning Their Professional Learning

The Power of Time: How Teachers in Fresno Are Owning Their Professional Learning

April 5, 2016 | Professional Development

When it comes to professional development, teachers are the experts on what works and what doesn’t. But teachers often face insufficient time and inadequate resources, making their desire for meaningful professional learning experiences fall short of reality. Our teachers—and our students—deserve better. As one of 14 districts and charter management…