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No matter how many years you’ve taught or the subject you teach, sometimes you need to learn new strategies, or seek guidance you can trust to better manage instruction or meet immediate classroom challenges.
These are the times for TeachingPartners Learning Progressions.
Our Learning Progressions are teacher-led trainings that deliver on-demand virtual learning and coaching. They are co-designed with teachers so that you can be sure they align your work to the skills, knowledge, and dispositions you need to be effective. And they deliver practical, evidence-based learning in each of the most common classroom challenges.
Each Learning Progression is:
Because Learning Progressions are co-designed by teachers, they present exactly the information you need in the ways you learn best.
You can make use of Learning Progressions within grade bands; and within content areas; 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. You can explore the individual skills, knowledge, and dispositions 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 Learning Progression presents real-life classroom teachers offering their solutions to genuine classroom challenges. Learning Progressions integrate text, illustrations, and video, and 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.
You can work through each progression independently, but 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. Access to peers who share your both your classroom experience and professional learning aims has never been more important—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, and you can decide if you wish to participate to earn PD credit, a micro-credential and/or some other valued incentive for completion. To earn 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, 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, focused on:
In the meantime, we invite you to review the Learning Progressions available here, as part of our Summer Beta.
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