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Professional Learning Connected

Go beyond PD day with personalized professional learning that works. 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 a Connected Learning Culture Across Your District

Research has shown that the best lever we can pull to help students succeed is to provide well-prepared, confident, and supported teachers.

In an increasingly complex world, teachers need comprehensive support to create meaningful learning experiences that meet the needs of all students. 

That’s where we come in.

On-Demand Courses to Support Actionable Changes in Practice

BL Connect is a self-directed learning platform that provides every educator a curated library of just-in-time learning across topics such as student-centered math and literacy and core curriculum implementation as well as critical skill development in areas such as social-emotional learning and new teacher or paraprofessional support.

Each research-backed course is tied directly to an outcome and packed with practical strategies from our instructional coaches, videos of real classrooms, and downloadable resources to build skills that can be implemented in the classroom immediately.

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Research-Backed Professional Development

Achieve lifelong learning goals with research-backed pedagogy that supports growth in curriculum instruction and student-centered teaching practices. 

Professional Development for Educators

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Ongoing Learning Experiences to Help You (and Your Students) Succeed

Reconnect educators to their passion for helping all learners succeed with guidance from a relevant expert, building new skills through intentional learning engagements paced throughout the school year.

Flexible Learning Experiences

Professional Learning Centered on Targeted Outcomes

With clearly defined learning pathways developed to drive intentional outcomes, we guide teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders through their professional development journey with job-embedded tools, evidence-based training, and professional support to make learning actionable.

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BL Connect

An on-demand library of professional learning courses filled with research-backed strategies, tools, and resources to achieve targeted outcomes and build awareness in selected topics.

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Workshops

Collaborative and interactive deep-dive sessions into a curriculum or targeted initiatives aligned with school and educator needs.

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1:1 Virtual Coaching

Personalized, growth-oriented, and individualized support from expert coaches who help build and sustain skills through the Try-Measure-Learn method.

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Learning Walks

Evidence-based classroom observations to analyze trends in teacher practice and create a plan to support them.

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A Focus on Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

Student-centered teaching and learning require intentionality and focus in order to achieve measurable results. We focus learning on four elements that support academic achievement and help students build critical skills like resilience, independence, creativity and collaboration.

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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
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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
Meaningful Tech Integration: Leverage technology in the classroom to maximize student learning and growth. Learn More
Hybrid and Virtual Learning: Deliver equitable, engaging, and student-centered instruction and create supportive learning communities in a remote or hybrid model. Learn More
Project-Based Learning: Engage students with real-world, inquiry-based tasks. 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
OUR K-5 / IM K-5 Math: Integrate the instructional routines and resources embedded in the OUR K-5 / IM K-5 Math curriculum. Learn More
OUR 6-8 / IM 6-12 Math: Strategically implement the OUR 6-8 / IM 6-12 Math curriculum. Learn More
EL Education: Strategically implement the EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum to support student-centered literacy instruction. Learn More
Newsela: Supercharge reading engagement and infuse literacy skills across content areas using Newsela. Learn More
OpenSciEd: Help students make sense of scientific phenomena by harnessing the full power of the OpenSciEd platform. 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

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
Meaningful Tech Integration: Leverage technology in the classroom to maximize student learning and growth. Learn More
Hybrid and Virtual Learning: Deliver equitable, engaging, and student-centered instruction and create supportive learning communities in a remote or hybrid model. Learn More
Project-Based Learning: Engage students with real-world, inquiry-based tasks. 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
OUR K-5 / IM K-5 Math: Integrate the instructional routines and resources embedded in the OUR K-5 / IM K-5 Math curriculum. Learn More
OUR 6-8 / IM 6-12 Math: Strategically implement the OUR 6-8 / IM 6-12 Math curriculum. Learn More
EL Education: Strategically implement the EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum to support student-centered literacy instruction. Learn More
Newsela: Supercharge reading engagement and infuse literacy skills across content areas using Newsela. Learn More
OpenSciEd: Help students make sense of scientific phenomena by harnessing the full power of the OpenSciEd platform. Learn More
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Your Partners in Learning

Flexible and intentional professional learning is not a one-day event; it’s a purposeful year-long journey. Working with you from beginning to end, our team will help you identify district learning goals, craft research-based solutions, and track teacher and student outcomes. BetterLesson provides the actionable, learn-by-doing support educators and leaders need to prepare students for the future.

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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 biweekly, one-to-one, job-embedded, virtual coaching with BetterLesson’s expert educators.

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Real Professionals Teaching Real Professionals

Our coaches make the difference. BetterLesson 1:1 Coaching is personalized to support the individual needs of each educator. All our coaches are master educators with expertise in adult learning who are trained and ready to help you overcome challenges, create effective systems, and apply new strategies to drive positive change in the classroom and beyond.

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Inspired to Help All Students Succeed

An excellent education for all is the cornerstone of an equitable society. We are committed to supporting educators in creating equitable learning environments that help all students succeed.

Our Impact
99% of teachers are satisfied with the support they received from their BL coach
3,000+ teachers supported
1.4 million+ registered members use our lesson plans
70,000+ students impacted
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