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Connected Professional Learning

Igniting the Learning Engine

ERS studied four school systems that are rising to the challenge and seeing growth in student achievement, even as they work with large populations of high-need students through Connected Professional Learning.

In many school systems today, teacher PD remains disconnected from everyday instructional work —disconnected from the material being taught, from the collaborative work of teacher planning time, and from observations by peers, mentors, and school leaders.

In contrast, professional learning in the systems they studied is profoundly connected—really, embedded—into the teaching job, and teachers learn and grow through the daily work of improving instruction.

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