Professional Learning Teams

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Professional Development Opinion 'A Professional Learning Community Is Not a Faculty, Grade Level, or Department Meeting'
Three educators wrap-up a four-part series on professional learning communities.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 27, 2021
11 min read
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Professional Development Opinion Promoting PLCs to Face the 'Twin Epidemics' of COVID-19 and Systemic Racism
Four educators discuss the practical aspects of professional learning communities.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 26, 2021
10 min read
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Professional Development Opinion Professional Learning Communities Can 'Unleash the Learning!'
Five educators share what has made professional learning communities work for them and their colleagues.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 25, 2021
15 min read
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Professional Development Opinion 10 Strategies for Building a Professional Learning Community
Four educators share suggestions for how teachers can build online and in-person professional learning communities.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 21, 2021
14 min read
Professional Development Opinion Intentional Learning Goals Create the Potential for Transformational Change
Learning Forward's team learning approach addresses teachers' knowledge, attitudes, skills, aspirations, and behaviors.
Learning Forward, Stephanie Hirsh & Tracy Crow, June 14, 2018
4 min read
Professional Development Opinion Network Connects 15 Districts Focused on College and Career Readiness
Members of the Student Success Learning Network share challenges, solutions, and one goal: student success.
Learning Forward & Michelle Bowman, June 7, 2018
4 min read
Professional Development Opinion Leverage Research on Curriculum and Professional Learning to Fulfill the Vision of PLCs
Deliberate and intentional attention to a curriculum-driven agenda contributes to an aligned and coherent professional learning system.
Learning Forward & Stephanie Hirsh, April 30, 2018
4 min read
Professional Development Opinion Whatever Name You Give It, the PLC Plays an Important Role
Collaborative learning teams are the most important opportunity we have for fulfilling a vision of excellent teaching and learning for every student every day.
Learning Forward & Stephanie Hirsh, March 29, 2018
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Professional Development Opinion Focus Professional Learning Communities on Curriculum
Well-structured professional learning communities focused on implementing high-quality curriculum can help advance equity for all students.
Learning Forward & Stephanie Hirsh, January 18, 2018
6 min read
Curriculum This PD Program Pays Teachers to Solve Real-World Problems in Class
With microcredentials, technology, and cross-curricular collaboration, this professional-learning program seeks to boost teacher engagement.
Alix Mammina, December 19, 2017
4 min read
Professional Development Opinion Implementing Learning Teams? You Have Options
An educator's question sparks a lively discussion about how best to introduce and implement a collaborative learning process to teachers.
Learning Forward, Tracy Crow & Stephanie Hirsh, September 28, 2017
4 min read
Professional Development Opinion The Real Power of Collaboration
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Texas educators learn the value of community.
Learning Forward, September 14, 2017
4 min read
Professional Development Opinion Guilford County's New Rubric Allows 'Everyone to Own Equity as a Priority'
With diversity in mind, Guilford County Schools in North Carolina is expanding professional learning options for teachers and ensuring that teachers have opportunities to go deeper in their learning.
Learning Forward, Linda Jacobson & Michelle Bowman King, July 27, 2017
4 min read
Professional Development Opinion Aspire Expands Learning Options for Noninstructional Staff
Aspire Public Schools creates professional learning to help noninstructional staff learn strategies to support students outside the classroom.
Learning Forward, Linda Jacobson & Michelle Bowman King, July 6, 2017
4 min read