Improving professional learning cultures and systems among teachers is a long-term, sustainable approach to addressing persistent challenges of student learning.
CEL's approach to professional learning, which develops teacher collective efficacy, stands in contrast to traditional investments in teacher professional development that have not consistently yielded results for students. Our methodology ensures that your investment will be aligned with ESSA’s requirement for professional learning activities that are sustained, intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven and classroom-focused.
CEL will work with you to develop the leadership skills necessary to create and sustain effective school-based professional learning cultures focused on (1) problem-solving, (2) collaboration and (3) getting better. These three micro-cultures exist and interact in schools where there is collective efficacy and improvement in teaching practice.
Your investment in developing collective efficacy will transform teacher professional learning in your school setting so that it can become part of the fabric of the daily life of educators and transform learning for students.
CEL is looking for up to two partners who are eager to collaborate intensively as they engage in this transformative work. As a Leading for Teacher Professional Learning Collaborator, you will be engaged in a discounted 3-year partnership with CEL in which you develop new skills and competencies as a Leader for Professional Learning. Review the partnership prospectus for more details.
The Leadership Guide for K-12 Teacher Professional Learning 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.