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Professional Learning


Professional Learning: We Believe:

“A Professional Learning Community is a collaboration of Teachers, administrators, parents, and students who work together to seek out best practices, test them in the classroom, continuously improve processes, and focus on results.”

Richard DuFour, 2002

Throughout our KESD learning community, we believe that All teachers should have quality professional learning opportunities…

  • Teachers want—and benefit the most from—job-embedded professional learning that happens within their school day.
  • Teachers reap tremendous benefits from working with teams of colleagues—especially those who teach the same grade or subject—to plan and share effective practices.
  • Professional learning should be anchored in a strong instructional system that includes coherent and relevant materials, tools, and curricula that are aligned to high standards. 

“When a school or district functions as a PLC, educators within the organization embrace high levels of learning for all students as both the reason the organization exists and the fundamental responsibility of those who work within it.”

                 Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, Thomas W. Many, and Mike Mattos