Brian Kingsley, Janise Lane, and Robin McClellan were spotlighted in a recent report by the Carnegie Corporation of New York on high-quality professional learning, and we think it makes an excellent conversation-starter!
Our teams describe the professional learning aspect of our curriculum work as incredibly empowering and enlightening. Elements of Curriculum-Based Professional Learning explains How and Why this is the case.
It invites readers to consider a model for “inquiry-based teaching” that has teachers examine their craft in the same way students are asked to tackle new academic standards – by challenging prior ways of doing things, actively embracing new instructional practices, and deepening content knowledge.
Our PLN regularly touches on these Elements – curriculum, equity, beliefs, leadership, coherence, collective participation – in our blogs and events. We look forward to a conversation with the broader community about how this approach enables better teaching & learning – in real and lasting ways.
We held an open conversation on December 9th; you can watch the recording below.
Carnegie’s website has some nice overviews and even an animation, for additional reading.