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Professional Learning Council

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING GOAL:
Every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so every student achieves. 

MAJOR TASKS IN SUPPORTING SCHOOLS AS THE PRIMARY CENTER OF LEARNING:

  • Build Capacity
  • Provide Research and Model Best Practice
  • Allocate Resources
  • Coordinate Efforts Among Schools
  • Coordinate Cross-Discipline or Cross-School Teams
  • Monitor Implementation
  • Identify and Provide Organizational Support
    • Prepare our schools to facilitate learning teams
    • Provide schools flexibility to make critical decisions for their environment
    • Support and encourage use of relevant data
    • Provide district support and resources to link current best practice research to student achievement; encourage and support reflective evaluation and action research
    • Conduct walk-throughs and coaching and provide ongoing feedback and evaluation for our schools

 

THREE LEVELS OF SUPPORT APPROACH:

Educator Support

  • Individual Support
    • Teacher
    • Paraprofessional
    • Administrator

School Support

  • School Improvement Plan – GAPSS
  • Team Needs
  • School Based Mentoring
  • Professional Learning Council

System Support

  • Superintendent Vision and Goals
  • System Improvement Plan (Professional Learning Plan embedded) - GAPSS
    • Instructional Framework Learning Focused Schools
    • Need Based Strategies (i.e. Ruby Payne, Differentiation, Balanced Assessment)
  • Mentoring Program in collaboration with Human Resources
  • Level Areas of Focus
  • Department Needs
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