Imagine you had a map that provides the tools and resources necessary to implement best practices
Professional Learning Maps engages educators through a variety of relevant and meaningful learning experiences — each crafted to support immediate application in the classroom.
Testimonial Videos follow individual educators on their journeys through implementing a variety of new skills and practices. Each testimonial details a distinct challenge and offers strategies to turn struggle into success.
After gaining an understanding of the theory behind an instructional practice, Case Studies offer a depiction of how the practice comes to life in the classroom. Each Case Study includes a text- or video-based classroom scenario and a corresponding list of the best practices illustrated in the study.
Educators are challenged to identify ways to implement new and sharpened skills into teaching practices and then reflect on the outcomes.
Interactives provide a setting for educators to practice their understanding of several key concepts by applying knowledge in controlled theoretical scenarios.
Educators explore and create lesson plans to apply their professional learning in the classroom. Each lesson plan includes either an example that demonstrates the skill or a podcast that guides development of a skill-based lesson plan.
Direct-to-Students & Parents
Direct-to-Parent resources are also provided and include materials such as frequently asked questions, surveys, planning tools, and multimedia presentations.
After completing professional development for a particular skill, learners take a short online assessment. Meeting the assessment criteria for competency allows learners to claim badges.
Session Guides for Leaders & Facilitators
These guides provide everything leaders and facilitators need to support educators, including research-based descriptions of concepts and skills, exemplars of practice, and activities. Additional focused tools provide the framework leaders need to plan, support, advocate, implement, reflect, and evaluate professional learning.