Professional Learning (PL)

Great teachers help create great students. Research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement, so it is critical to pay close attention to how we train and support both new and experienced educators.  Effective Teachers and Leaders (Title II-A) assist LEA’s in this endeavor.

2016 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) defines Professional Learning as:  “sustained, (not stand-alone, 1-day, and short-term workshops), intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven, classroom focused.…”

Professional Learning Standards

Professional Learning Plan Template

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Professional Organizations:

  • ASCD
  • Arizona K12 Center
  • Center on Great Teachers & Leaders
  • ED Week
  • Learning Forward
  • Regional Educational Laboratories (REL)