PLP Insider for December 2019

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Office of Public Instruction

PLP Insider for December 2019

Big Idea #1 - We Have a New Professional Learning Website!

We are happy to announce our new Professional Learning website.  Watch the brief video tour below to learn more.


Video Tour of Professional Learning Website

Video Tour of the Professional Learning Website

Visit the Website

Big Idea #2 - A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Clearinghouse Database

Have you been visiting multiple databases to locate evidence related to the programs you are considering?  The Results First Clearinghouse Database combines research and evidence from nine national clearinghouses! This is an excellent resource for any educational leader.

Search the Database

Big Idea #3 - Teachers Know Best: Teachers’ Views on Professional Development

In 2015, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation published a study titled “Teachers Know Best: Teachers’ Views on Professional Development.” Many of the considerations and ideas discussed in this monthly newsletter are aligned with the viewpoints shared in this publication. 

If you have ever wondered what teachers want from professional development, this is worth the read.

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Reminder: The next Professional Learning Provider Network Collaborative is on December 17th at 3:30 p.m. The calendar information is on the Providers Professional Learning website. We will be conducting an open Question and Answer session. Any and all questions related to professional learning are welcome, so come with a question in mind!

For more information, please contact:

Carli Cockrell, Professional Learning Coordinator, (406) 444-0769 or

This message is sent to County Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, District Superintendents, and the Professional Development Network.  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.