Professional Learning Framework

GOLearn

High Quality Professional Learning offered through various learning designs results in educator and student success.

Our GOLearn PL Framework lists all the various learning experiences to be offered so that members can easily identify the opportunities that address their personalized needs.

The Framework will be updated as new events are planned. When registration opens for an event, it will be listed on the PL Events web page, app, highlighted in GONews, and shared on social media. We use the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning when designing our experiences to ensure that we provide professional learning that leads to high-quality leading, teaching, and learning for students and educators.

High Quality Professional Learning offered through various learning designs results in educator and student success

Why this Framework?

As the GOCSD PL Advisory team reviewed the results of the needs survey, we took a systematic approach to show how all the offerings fit together while allowing individuals and districts the opportunity to personalize the work and learning to their needs.

  • What offerings might align to your CSIP Plan?

  • What offerings might meet the needs of the varied experience of your teachers?

  • How can PL be viewed as on-going and living vs a one-shot experience?

We considered other systems you might be working to align with, such as the MSIP 6 indicators. You might be exploring the HRS framework and involved in the SRSN, or might be launching or revisiting the foundations of PLC.

From all the varied responses we received, the topics fell within one of three strands:

  • Systems Thinking

  • Safe & Collaborative Culture

  • Highly Effective Teaching & Leading

These strands are all interconnected and support each other in creating what works best in our schools. But we also know that depending on where your district is at any one time, on-going learning within all three areas is vital.

Using this Framework to Personalize PL

District leaders should consider using this framework to identify the personalized learning needs for each of their educators. GOCSD’s plan is to support continuous improvement with this systems approach.

This framework should be a resource to consider as districts analyze current CSIP goals, professional learning needs assessment data, classroom observation data and student learning evidence. A synthesis of this information should help district leaders identify the learning opportunities needed by their educators.

This framework clarifies all of the various learning experiences to be offered so that leaders and teachers can easily select the opportunities that fit their personalized needs.

Be sure principals and teachers are aware of and understand this framework and continuous improvement process. Be reminded to utilize our PL Events web page to register for events as they become available.

Framework

Our GOLearn PL Framework lists all the various learning experiences to be offered so that members can easily identify the opportunities that address their personalized needs. The Framework will be updated as new events are planned. When registration opens for an event, it will be listed on the PL Events web page, app, highlighted in GONews, and shared on social media. We use the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning when designing our experiences to ensure that we provide professional learning that leads to high-quality leading, teaching, and learning for students and educators.

Learning Designs

We offer Professional Learning in various formats. To overcome barriers of time and space we offer sessions in a variety of modalities including: seated, virtual, blended, and on-demand.

Format

Description

Community

A series of sessions to provide follow-up conversations to guest expert programs, providing ongoing support and collaboration

Conference

Large seated event with keynotes and breakout sessions

Field Trip

Travel to a site for learning, experiences, collaboration, and observation

Leadership Meeting

Meeting format with professional learning

Guest Expert Session

A guest expert facilitates a single session

Guest Expert Program

Guest experts facilitate multiple sessions or days

Member or Vendor Showcase

A member hosts a session to share a successful program or strategy that they are using and how others might choose to replicate it

Member Hosted Event

A member is hosting a PL event for their organization and opens up registration to GOCSD members

Networks

Regularly scheduled sessions for people with similar job responsibilities or endeavors

Virtual Fair

A schedule of breakout sessions held virtually

View all the events currently open for registration.

Browse our catalog of self-paced, on-demand content. The catalog includes recordings of webinars, toolkits, resources for our networks, and in-depth learning experiences.

See our events web page for a complete listing of all our meetings, events open for registration, and scheduled events that will opening for registration in the near future.

Questions?

Contact Debbie Yonke, Professional Learning Director