PLP Insider for October 2019

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Office of Public Instruction

PLP Insider for October 2019

Big Idea #1 - Your Voice is Important!

As professional learning providers and education leaders, you understand the professional learning needs of the educators you serve. We want to continue to support the work you are doing each day.

What courses do you think should exist on the Teacher Learning Hub? Do you receive professional learning requests on certain topics that you think we can address?  

The Teacher Learning Hub Needs Survey is available now for your feedback.

Needs Survey

Big Idea #2 - Best Practices in Professional Learning


The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) hosted a free webinar titled "Learn and Share: Best Practices for Professional Learning" for professional learning providers. Mary Ann Wolf, Ph.D., of the Friday Institute at North Carolina State University, discussed effective professional learning models that focused on two key questions:

Does the professional learning change practice and make a difference in student learning?

Is the professional learning personalized for educators?

View the Webinar

Big Idea #3 - Please Update Your PLP Network Collaborative Calendar Reminders

We recently updated our virtual conferencing provider and the old Professional Learning Provider (PLP) Network Collaborative calendar reminders are no longer operational.  Please update your calendar reminders using the information below:

You can also connect using the Zoom link or by calling 1-720-707-2699 and entering in access code 454 817 432 when prompted.

The next PLP Network Collaborative is scheduled for 10/15/19 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We would love for you to join us for a conversation about professional development planning challenges and solutions (e.g., lack of substitutes, funding, time, scheduling concerns, attendance).    

This message was sent by Carli Cockrell, Professional Learning Coordinator.  You can reach Carli by email at or by calling (406) 444-0769.  More information about Professional Learning can be found on the Professional Learning webpage.  

The OPI is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, require an alternate format, or have questions concerning accessibility, contact the OPI ADA Coordinator, 406-444-3161,, TTY 406-444-0235.