Effective Professional Learning – The Secret Sauce for Successful Classroom Transformations

July 13, 2020 ClassLink, CoSN, and AASA
Effective Professional Learning – The Secret Sauce for Successful Classroom Transformations
Show Notes

This edWeb podcast is sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN and edWeb.net.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.

Despite decades of existing research, school district professional development programs often fail to demonstrate any measurable improvement in teacher and student classroom practice. One of the most critical keys to an effective, well-designed, professional development program is a coordinated leadership strategy for planning and delivering professional learning experiences within a school district.

In this edWeb podcast, the superintendent, the director of curriculum and instructional technology, and the supervisor of blended learning in the Meriden Public School District in Connecticut share the collaborative work they do to assure that professional learning experiences for teachers, administrators and staff in their school district is impactful and effective in changing classroom practice across their district.

The Meriden Public Schools leadership team reviews several factors that school leaders must consider as they plan for and evaluate district professional learning opportunities. The team also shares how they implement three critical guidelines for professional learning that result in improved classroom practice:

  • Focusing on specific content areas
  • Hands-on learning
  • Directly connecting the professional learning experience to classroom daily practice

This edWeb podcast is of particular value to school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders.

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