NSSED Cooperative Wide Professional Learning System

  • VISION STATEMENT

    Empower diverse learners* to collaborate in order to develop equitable and inclusive learning environments, which leads to actions that impact student growth and potential.

    *A Learner is everyone/anyone


    DEFINITION

    Professional learning is designed to refine and expand knowledge, skills, attitudes, and practices in order to impact student growth through intentional, continuous, and collaborative engagement.


    BELIEFS

    High Expectations: Ambitious goals lead to powerful actions and outcomes.

    Diversity: Diversity and inclusivity strengthen an organization and improve its decisions and outcomes.

    Impact: Evaluation and reflection strengthen performance and results.

    Collaboration: An organization’s culture and climate build shared responsibility for learning that encourages student growth.

    Shared Leadership/ Expertise: As a cooperative wide community we can solve our most complex problems by tapping internal expertise and knowing when to utilize outside resources.

    Empowerment: Learners develop personalized plans that are relevant and meaningful to support their continuous improvement.


    PROFESSIONAL LEARNING STANDARDS *

    Learning Communities: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment.

    Leadership: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning.

    Resources: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learning.

    Data: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning.

    Learning Designs: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes.

    Implementation: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students applies research on change and sustains support for implementation of professional learning for long-term change.

    Outcomes: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students aligns its outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards.

    *Adopted from Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning