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Effective Professional Learning Strategies and Their Use in Future Ready Districts

This document provides brief descriptions of online and connected professional learning strategies.

This document provides brief descriptions of online and connected professional learning strategies related to one or more of the following purposes of the toolkit:

  • Foster online and connected learning as part of the day-to-day activities in schools and districts.
  • Integrate online and connected learning with ongoing face-to-face and formal professional learning aligned with improvement goals.
  • Connect with other networks and online communities of practice nationally and globally.

More detailed profiles of districts that illustrate ways they have designed and implemented effective online and connected professional learning are highlighted below.

Featured Case Studies

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Albemarle County Public Schools Charlottesville, VA

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Clark County School District Las Vegas, NV

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Forest Hills School District Cincinnati, OH

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Revise existing professional learning strategies

Consider your ratings, particularly for the characteristics you think will help refine your professional learning strategies. Plan how you will refine your existing strategies, or identify new strategies, including how you will know when you are successful (your evidence of value or indicator[s] of success).

Assess quality of revised professional learning strategies

Professional Learning Strategies Self-Assessment Tool

This tool supports districts in the planning, integration and implementation of professional learning for continuous improvement.

The purpose of the Professional Learning Strategies Self-Assessment Tool is to support districts in the planning, integration and implementation of professional learning for continuous improvement. Use the Professional Learning Strategies Self-Assessment Tool again to rate how well your refined strategy or set of strategies takes advantage of high-quality connected, blended, and face-to-face 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

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