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Professional Learning Connected

Go beyond PD day with comprehensive professional learning programs that work. Connected professional learning supports every educator, every day with the tools and resources they need to help all students succeed.

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Create Student-Centered Classrooms with High-Quality Professional Learning

We know that students don’t all learn the same way or on the same day, so why do we expect educators to? Support both teachers and leaders with a personalized professional learning program that’s built from differentiated learning experiences throughout the school year to create meaningful changes for students in every classroom.

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Layered Experiences to Support Continuous Learning 

Creating district-wide change requires buy-in from all stakeholders, differentiated support for educators, and a clear plan to continuously build upon pedagogical knowledge and practice.

Layering distinct phases into your professional learning plan provides educators with continued support throughout the school year. Educators will engage in in-person, virtual, group, and individual learning experiences that are all designed to help them make the jump from theory to ongoing changes in practice.

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Achieve Meaningful Outcomes With Research-Backed PD

Professional learning experiences should end with clear next steps for educators to take. Every BetterLesson learning experience is tied to a measurable outcome that gives educators actionable goals and a clear way to measure progress. Educators will work towards their chosen outcomes throughout the school year as they continually try new strategies, measure the results for students, and use that data to build the next stage of their plan.

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Work Towards the Goals of Your District’s Strategic Plan

Begin building your new professional learning program by identifying what challenges you’d like to solve in your district. We’ll work with you to craft a personalized professional learning plan that’s built from the focus areas that align with your district’s goals and are key for creating student-centered classrooms.

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Instructional Leadership Focus Areas

Improve instruction and learning for teachers and students by building your skills as an instructional leader.

Leading Through Change Lead the improvement of teaching, learning, and overall school climate to enhance student achievement and success. Learn More
Instructional Coaching Provide teachers with personalized coaching cycles that support them growing and developing their teaching practice. Learn More
Collaborative Professional Learning Develop a collaborative professional culture to support student-centered teaching and learning. Learn More
Feedback and Observation Create an authentic, replicable observation and feedback cycle that promotes alignment of student-centered goals and non-evaluative conversation. Learn More
Principalship Equip new leaders to meet the specific demands that come with the first three years of serving as a building principal. Learn More
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Inclusive and Responsive Practices Focus Areas

Build an equitable learning community where all students can be supported, celebrated, and successful.

Social-Emotional Learning Prepare students with the self-awareness, relational, and decision-making skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Learn More
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Develop learning communities that honor diverse student backgrounds and experiences. Learn More
Trauma-Informed Practices Approach learning with an understanding of the impacts of trauma and adversity on students. Learn More
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Create inclusive educational ecosystems by examining structures, systems, and beliefs informed by race and identity. Learn More
English Learners Support all English Learners to grow and thrive in their learning environments. Learn More
Students with Disabilities Support students with disabilities to learn and grow in their learning environments. Learn More
Social-Emotional Learning with Kikori Utilize the Kikori platform to develop social and emotional intelligence in both students and teachers to build a student-centered classroom learning community. Learn More
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Flexible Instructional Models Focus Areas

Find unique ways for all students to learn, communicate, and solve meaningful problems.

Accelerating Growth Accelerate student growth and provide differentiated support for all learners. Learn More
Formative Assessment and Differentiation Provide students with multiple opportunities to demonstrate their understanding, track their progress, and guide their future learning. Learn More
Blended Learning Create effective and efficient blended learning systems that sustainably drive student learning. Learn More
Competency-Based Learning Create personalized learning paths that allow students to progress toward goals and demonstrate competency in flexible formats. Learn More
Teachership Empower new teachers to become high-quality educators through professional learning, mentorship, and leadership support. Learn More
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Curriculum and Academic Content Focus Areas

Use learning tools and curriculum to create a student-centered classroom.

Student-Centered Math Create transformative mathematics classrooms where students engage in problem-solving, discourse, application, and critical thinking. Learn More
Student-Centered Literacy Develop students’ literacy skills by supporting student ownership of evidence-based reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Learn More
IM K-12 Math Integrate the instructional routines and resources embedded in the IM K-12 Math curriculum. Learn More
OUR K-8 Math Strategically implement the OUR K-8 Math curriculum. Learn More
EL Education Strategically implement the EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum to support student-centered literacy instruction. Learn More
Odell Education Understand and implement the Odell Education curriculum to equip students with essential literacy skills. Learn More
OpenSciEd Help students make sense of scientific phenomena by harnessing the full power of the OpenSciEd platform. Learn More
Kiddom Support educators to use Kiddom to effectively launch and utilize student-centered curricula in every classroom. Learn More

Instructional Leadership Focus Areas

Improve instruction and learning for teachers and students by building your skills as an instructional leader.

Leading Through Change Lead the improvement of teaching, learning, and overall school climate to enhance student achievement and success. Learn More
Instructional Coaching Provide teachers with personalized coaching cycles that support them growing and developing their teaching practice. Learn More
Collaborative Professional Learning Develop a collaborative professional culture to support student-centered teaching and learning. Learn More
Feedback and Observation Create an authentic, replicable observation and feedback cycle that promotes alignment of student-centered goals and non-evaluative conversation. Learn More
Principalship Equip new leaders to meet the specific demands that come with the first three years of serving as a building principal. Learn More

Inclusive and Responsive Practices Focus Areas

Build an equitable learning community where all students can be supported, celebrated, and successful.

Social-Emotional Learning Prepare students with the self-awareness, relational, and decision-making skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Learn More
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Develop learning communities that honor diverse student backgrounds and experiences. Learn More
Trauma-Informed Practices Approach learning with an understanding of the impacts of trauma and adversity on students. Learn More
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Create inclusive educational ecosystems by examining structures, systems, and beliefs informed by race and identity. Learn More
English Learners Support all English Learners to grow and thrive in their learning environments. Learn More
Students with Disabilities Support students with disabilities to learn and grow in their learning environments. Learn More
Social-Emotional Learning with Kikori Utilize the Kikori platform to develop social and emotional intelligence in both students and teachers to build a student-centered classroom learning community. Learn More

Flexible Instructional Models Focus Areas

Find unique ways for all students to learn, communicate, and solve meaningful problems.

Accelerating Growth Accelerate student growth and provide differentiated support for all learners. Learn More
Formative Assessment and Differentiation Provide students with multiple opportunities to demonstrate their understanding, track their progress, and guide their future learning. Learn More
Blended Learning Create effective and efficient blended learning systems that sustainably drive student learning. Learn More
Competency-Based Learning Create personalized learning paths that allow students to progress toward goals and demonstrate competency in flexible formats. Learn More
Teachership Empower new teachers to become high-quality educators through professional learning, mentorship, and leadership support. Learn More

Curriculum and Academic Content Focus Areas

Use learning tools and curriculum to create a student-centered classroom.

Student-Centered Math Create transformative mathematics classrooms where students engage in problem-solving, discourse, application, and critical thinking. Learn More
Student-Centered Literacy Develop students’ literacy skills by supporting student ownership of evidence-based reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Learn More
IM K-12 Math Integrate the instructional routines and resources embedded in the IM K-12 Math curriculum. Learn More
OUR K-8 Math Strategically implement the OUR K-8 Math curriculum. Learn More
EL Education Strategically implement the EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum to support student-centered literacy instruction. Learn More
Odell Education Understand and implement the Odell Education curriculum to equip students with essential literacy skills. Learn More
OpenSciEd Help students make sense of scientific phenomena by harnessing the full power of the OpenSciEd platform. Learn More
Kiddom Support educators to use Kiddom to effectively launch and utilize student-centered curricula in every classroom. Learn More
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Access Learning Opportunities When They’re Needed the Most

Empower educators to achieve meaningful student outcomes in concrete, practical ways by offering job-embedded learning experiences that are paced throughout the school year and can be applied in the classroom the next day. Combining in-person, virtual, collaborative, and self-directed learning opportunities, we seamlessly personalize our learning session to meet the needs of each teacher, instructional specialist, and district leader. This immersive approach to professional development leads to sustainable change in practice that accelerates outcomes, turning district goals into student growth.

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The BL Lab Platform

The BL Lab is at the center of your professional learning program. When all your high-quality learning resources are centralized in one easy to access platform for educators, leaders, and administrators, you close the implementation gap and ensure that district-level innovation truly translates to changes in teacher practice and results for learners. 

Educators access learning, engage with their coach, track progress toward their outcomes, and measure their confidence to enact those outcomes in the classroom. Administrators have a complete view of their professional learning programs and dashboards to examine learning progress across individual groups of educators.

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Personalized PD to Support Student-Centered Special Education

In the 2019–2020 school year, the Watervliet City School District identified special education as an area of focus. Special education teachers had shared that general education professional development wasn’t meeting their specific needs and did not feel actionable. The district partnered with BetterLesson to develop and implement personalized professional development for all special education teachers through a full year of 1:1, job-embedded, virtual Coaching with BetterLesson’s expert educators.

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Inspired to Help All Students Succeed

Create the next generation of resourceful, compassionate, and resilient learners. All professional learning programs should give educators the training, tools, and resources they need to create a culture of student-centered learning in their district so that every child has the chance to succeed.

Our Impact
99% of teachers are satisfied with the support they received from their BL coach
54,000+ teachers supported
1.4 million+ registered members use our lesson plans
2.17 million+ students impacted
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