Introducing the Leadership Guide for K-12 Teacher Professional Learning

on Mar 4, 2019
As we at the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership continue to visit classrooms this year and celebrate the  gains we are seeing, we encourage educators to also celebrate and then think about their next steps for improving outcomes for students.

In this spirit, we are pleased to announce a new resource we have developed, the Leadership Guide for K-12 Teacher Professional Learning.

We know that our field’s traditional investments in teacher professional development have not consistently yielded results for students. Creating  transformative schools and classrooms where all students develop agency and efficacy requires a new approach to how teachers help them learn and engage.

The Leadership Guide for K-12 Teacher Professional Learning is for leaders in classrooms, schools and school systems who want coherent, authentic, sustainable, and effective teacher learning aimed at improving outcomes for students.

This multipart guide provides practical guidance for leaders, whether they are making the case for transforming teacher learning in their setting, implementing a sustainable approach, or seeking support for scaling and extending effective practices.

Initial resources in the guide include:

  • A teacher professional learning insights survey.
  • Guidance on making the case for transforming teacher professional learning.
  • Guidance on how to structure ongoing, sustainable and effective professional learning. (Coming soon)
  • A partnership prospectus describing how CEL can support your teacher learning efforts. (Coming soon)

View all available resources in the Leadership Guide for Teacher Professional Learning.

About the author

At the Center for Educational Leadership we partner with courageous leaders in classrooms, schools and the systems that support them to eliminate educational inequities by creating cultures of rigorous teaching, learning and leading. Our vision is transformed schools empowering all students regardless of background to create limitless futures for themselves, their families, their communities, and the world.
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