Professional Learning Resource Library

These resources were created by the Professional Learning Team to support high quality and impactful professional learning for all educators.

Data Culture Resources

Data-Driven Instruction (DDI) and Assessment Practices

This tool is used to assess the present state of data-driven instruction and assessment in a school. The tool specifically targets use of grade-level, rigorous, standards-aligned, interim and formative assessments as key drivers in implementing DDI and leading to increased student achievement.

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Design and Facilitation Resources

Learning Cycle

This learning cycle, aligned to the LEAP timeline, ensures teachers have opportunities to continue to grow their teaching practice in ways that are timely, personalized and related to their personal goals as well as to school and district goals.

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Framework for Effective Professional Learning (FEPL)

This framework details best practices for Professional Learning experiences taking place face to face and online. We are currently working to expand the framework to include best practices for blended learning and self-paced online opportunities as well.

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Framework for Effective Online Professional Learning (FEOPL)

This framework details best practices for Professional Learning experiences taking place ONLINE.

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Framework for Effective Professional Learning (FEPL) Course Offerings

Enhance your professional learning skills by booking a session for your team today. Topics include: Differentiation 101, First Impressions, Lose the Bullets, Reading the Room, and Survey Says

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PL Planning Template with Example

This template is aligned to the FEPL to support best practices in planning in-person PL sessions of the highest quality. An example is available for further reference.

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Differentiating Professional Learning Sessions for Teachers, Teacher Leaders, and School Leaders

This resource is meant to support designers and facilitators in differentiating PL content for the various roles their learners hold. This is simply a starting point to think about how to differentiate the for various needs effectively.

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Denver Public Schools Learning Lab Guide

This resource is meant to support designers and facilitators in using learning labs as a professional learning structure for teachers and/or leaders. The document leads you through an overview of the different types of learning labs that can be leveraged for specific learning outcomes and provides specific information and resources that can be used to support facilitation of each type of learning lab.

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Professional Learning Measurement Resources

Educational leaders and researchers are in unanimous agreement that we must learn to critically assess the effectiveness of our professional learning initiatives. These tools and resources are intended to help those who design professional learning to systematically measure the quality and impact that professional learning has on changing educator practice and student achievement. Gathering and analyzing data through these collection tools and protocols will enable PL designers to engage in a cycle of continuous improvement, that can result in positive changes and increase outcomes for educators and students.

Guskey’s 5 Levels of Measurement

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PL Feedback Survey Questions

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