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Future Ready Schools: Empowering Educators through Professional Learning toolkit

This toolkit provides leaders with a multi-step decision-making process, practical tools, and numerous examples for setting a trajectory of positive change, moving assertively toward achievement of student learning and improvement goals. The toolkit recognizes that improvements in student learning are related to improvements in educator practice and that strengthened practice is supported by research- and standards-based professional learning.

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Determine District Readiness



Assess Current Professional Learning



Refine Professional Learning



Implement Professional Learning



Measure Refined Professional Learning

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Professional Learning Readiness Self-Assessment Tool

Assess district capacity for professional learning

Professional Learning Strategies Self-Assessment Tool

Assess quality and alignment of professional learning strategies

Effective Professional Learning Strategies

Review good professional learning examples

Online Professional Learning Quality Checklist

Identify effective online learning options

Evaluation Tool: Examining Progress Towards Future Ready Learning

Gather evidence and demonstrate impact on learning

Related Publication

The Future Ready District: Professional Learning through Online Communities of Practice

This brief examines the power of online communities of practice and social networks to strengthen professional learning.

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