PLP Insider for November 2019

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Office of Public Instruction

PLP Insider for November 2019

Big Idea #1 - A Framework for Creating Professional Learning Plans

Effective professional learning for educators impacts student outcomes. But, how do professional learning providers get started in developing plans? Learning Forward, a professional association for educator professional development, created a meaningful framework that takes you step-by-step through the process of developing a comprehensive professional learning plan for schools and districts. If you plan professional learning for educators, you won’t want to miss this resource!

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Big Idea #2 - Grounded in Evidence

A primary component of the Every Student Succeeds Act is utilizing evidence-based programs and practices. The Title II, A: Supporting Effective Instruction website has listed links to various websites that can help educators and professional learning providers choose curriculum, programs, and practices that are grounded in evidence.

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Big Idea #3 - Let's Discuss Professional Learning Designs

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Join Carli Cockrell, Professional Learning Coordinator, and other professional learning providers for a conversation on professional learning designs. It doesn’t always have to be a conference or a workshop! Learn about Action Research, Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning, Digital Teacher Portfolios, and more!

The Professional Learning Provider (PLP) Network Collaborative meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The following links contain calendar invites that provide the information on how to log-in to the conference call.

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.

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.