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Great teachers sharing the essential classroom strategies, dispositions, and expertise
that count for them and for their districts.
Co-designed with teachers to align your work to the skills, knowledge, and dispositions you need to be most effective, Learning Progressions deliver practical, evidence-based learning in each of the most common classroom challenges teachers face.
No matter how many years you have taught or the subject you’re teaching, there are times when you need to learn new strategies or seek guidance to manage instruction or to meet immediate classroom challenges.
Those are the right times for TeachingPartners Learning Progressions.
TeachingPartners Learning Progressions are teacher-led trainings that deliver on-demand virtual learning and coaching. Co-designed with teachers to align your work to the skills, knowledge, and dispositions you need to be effective, they deliver practical, evidence-based learning in each of the most common classroom challenges teachers face.
Each Learning Progression is:
Because TeachingPartners Learning Progressions have been co-designed by teachers, they present the information teachers need most in the ways that teachers learn best.
You can make use of specific Learning Progressions within grade bands; within content areas (i.e., ELA, Math, Science and/or Social Studies); and—once you’ve selected a Learning Progression you wish to explore—over the course of weeks or months depending on the complexity of the skills or knowledge you wish to develop.
No matter the topic you choose, you can move at your own pace from novice to expert. You can explore the individual skills, knowledge, and dispositions that comprise a Learning Progression at any point, personalizing your professional learning based on your prior knowledge or in response to specific feedback you’ve received about your current capabilities. And, you can make decisions on your own about how you progress within a specific Learning Progression along a continuum of learning—one in which you develop and demonstrate deeper, broader, and more sophisticated expertise over time.
A typical progression presents real-life classroom teachers offering their solutions to genuine classroom challenges in ways that integrate text, illustrations, and video, and that make use of online chats and group discussions. Each progression begins with an introductory overview followed by sections that provide immediate “how to” guidance that empowers you to take specific, effective action in your classroom.
Though you can work through each progression independently, you’re never learning alone—except when you want to be. You always have access to a network of experienced teachers and peers, so you can ask questions and get advice from other teachers. And access to peers who share your both your classroom experience and professional learning aims has never been more important—it’s even more essential now, in a time when on-site coaching budgets are being cut, and especially if you are a new teacher or are assigned to a new subject, grade, or school.
Learning Progressions are also designed to meet your own personal learning aims. You can access any Learning Progression whenever you wish, or you can participate to earn PD credit, a micro-credential and/or some other valued incentive for completion. If you are earning credit for your efforts, you complete a series of self-paced tasks and a final product—these might include a reflection, for example, together with a video of your implementation of an instructional strategy or lesson. These final products provide evidence of both your understanding and your ability to implement the strategy, and they are scored by mentor teachers with constructive feedback to help you improve your practice.
This summer as part of our public Beta, we’re sharing the first set of TeachingPartners Learning Progressions—resources focused on key academic approaches in K-3 classrooms.
Beginning this fall, we’ll introduce more and more Learning Progressions in two broad categories, each category serving a number of academic subjects and a variety of grade-level strands.
This broader collection of Learning Progressions will focus on:
In the meantime, we invite you to review the Learning Progressions available here, as part of our Summer Beta.
Have an idea for a specific learning progression you think would be helpful to you, or to other teachers? Please drop us a line at email@example.com; or join the TeachingPartners Group, TeachingPartners: Learning That Counts, to share your ideas and meet other teachers with similar experiences and interests.
TeachingPartners membership is always free.
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