Tips and Tools for Professional Learning

Tips and Tools Overarching Learning Intention

Apply facilitators' capacity (knowledge, skills, dispositions, and practices) to serve as professional learning leaders in districts to increase student success through effective instruction, collective responsibility, personal and professional efficacy, and continuous improvement.

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Participants in Tips and Tools sessions:

  • Explore processes for working with adult learners.

  • Assess their own strengths and opportunities for growth based on effective course design for adult learners.

  • Deepen their facilitation skills associated with highly engaging professional learning. 

  • Acquire and apply essential components of productive professional learning settings.

  • Develop skills to lead high-achieving professional learning. 

Intended Audiences

Professional Learning Facilitators

Mentors and Coaches

Administrators who Lead Learning​​

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Day 1 

Examine the attributes of results-driven, professional learning while practicing tips and tools for engaging the adult learner. 

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Participants will:​

  • Examine the attributes of standards-based professional learning.​

  • Study the characteristics of adult learners and adult socialization.​

  • Learn a framework for designing and delivering powerful professional learning.

 

Tips and Tools for Professional Learning, Day 1 - The Foundation Module, a prerequisite for Tips and Tools Days 2 and 3.

Day 2 

An effective facilitator of professional learning represents more than one who can train others on a number of topics or deliver a program with the stated goal of “filling time”. This module is a follow-up to Tips and Tools for Professional Learning, Day 1.

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Participants will:​​​

  • Participate in processes that model effective professional learning.​

  • Investigate a powerful resource for facilitating adult learning.

  • Experience a variety of purposeful engagement strategies.

Tips and Tools for Professional Learning, Day 1 - The Foundation Module, a prerequisite for Tips and Tools Days 2 and 3.

Day 3

The purpose of Tips and Tools for Professional Learning, Day 3, is for participants to become more skilled at leading adults in their learning. This module is a one-day follow-up to Tips and Tools for Professional Learning, Day 1 and 2. 


Participants will:​

  • Reframe and identify strategies for transforming negativity.​

  • Learn techniques to field questions.​

  • Apply prior learning and the Nested Process to planning.

Tips and Tools for Professional Learning, Day 1 - The Foundation Module, a prerequisite for Tips and Tools Days 2 and 3.