One of the most important components in the transformation to digital learning is ensuring that educators have adequate training to effectively use digital tools and applications. Sustainable professional learning models, geared specifically to support teachers in student centered, digital learning environments can positively impact the teaching and learning experiences. Increased digital learning opportunities for students and educators demands a systemic approach to professional learning that supports teachers throughout their careers. Professional learning that takes place as an ongoing process, based on relevant research is the key to  ensuring high-quality, relevant, college and career ready learning experiences for students. In addition to providing professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators, districts and schools should prepare a professional learning plan for non-instructional staff. All staff members will need to utilize the digital tools and resources  in some capacity and should be adequately trained.

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Facilitator Guide

Professional DevelopmentThe Facilitator Guide – Professional Learning provides education leaders with the information and resources they need to conduct a professional learning session. Participants will:
  • Learn more about professional learning strategies.
  • Complete the professional learning readiness assessment.
  • Discuss the results of the assessment with your peers and strategize ways to improve professional learning in your school/district.
  • Learn best practices from your colleagues.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other district and state leaders.

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