Step 3: Refine Professional Learning
Review examples of effective professional learning strategies
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
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.
Assess district capacity for professional learning
Assess quality and alignment of professional learning strategies
Review good professional learning examples
Identify effective online learning options
Gather evidence and demonstrate impact on learning