Create a comprehensive professional learning plan that gives educators the job-embedded support they need to enact meaningful changes for students.
Effective professional learning isn’t a one-day event; it’s strategically planned, ongoing, and works towards measurable outcomes in the classroom. Districts can support both teachers and leaders with a research-backed professional learning program that’s built from layered learning experiences throughout the school year to create real impact for students.
We work with districts to create a tailored one to three year professional learning plan that supports educators at all levels to work towards specific outcomes. Every personalized plan is split into four distinct phases to support initiatives from launch to completion.
The BL Lab is the central hub of professional learning for both teachers and leaders. Teachers can use the BL Lab to explore lesson plans and resources, work with their coach, and track their progress towards their chosen outcomes.
Leaders can access a full library of bite-sized BL Connect courses to support PLCs and other specific cohorts with research-backed learning anytime and anywhere. With our platform dashboards, leaders have a bird’s eye view of the ongoing successes of their professional learning program as well as the progress of specific cohorts of educators.
Bring teachers and leaders together at a collaborative in-person launch experience. Educators will work together to understand the outcomes they’ll be working towards, begin to explore new practices, and develop a plan for actionable next steps.
Educators are paired with a specially matched BetterLesson instructional coach who they’ll work with biweekly to try new strategies, measure the impact on student learning, and create an actionable plan for continuous improvement.
Leaders engage in Learning Walks, a non-evaluative, collaborative learning experience that allows leaders to observe classrooms, identify trends in teacher practice, and make data-informed decisions about the next steps they can take to support teachers with their professional learning plan.
Educators work together at interactive Virtual Workshops to study practices, set measurable goals, and create plans to take actionable next steps to implement and reflect on new changes in practice.
Your professional learning plan begins by identifying the challenges you’d like to solve within your district. We’ll help you achieve those goals with a professional learning plan that works towards one or more of the focus areas that are key for building student-centered classrooms. Every learning experience that educators engage with throughout the school year is framed around specific outcomes within the chosen focus area to give educators actionable goals and clear ways to measure progress.
Improve instruction and learning for teachers and students by building your skills as an instructional leader.
Build an equitable learning community where all students can be supported, celebrated, and successful.
Find unique ways for all students to learn, communicate, and solve meaningful problems.
Use learning tools and curriculum to create a student-centered classroom.
Professional learning is most effective when it’s intentionally paced to build upon past successes. A connected professional learning approach uses multiple kinds of learning experiences to differentiate learning across an entire district for teachers, leaders, and administrators and create sustainable changes in practice.
The central hub of your professional learning experience. The BL Lab features data and tracking tools for administrators and a full library of self-directed BL Connect courses filled with research-backed strategies, tools, and resources.
In-person or virtual collaborative sessions for educators to learn new practices, develop actionable next steps, and create a plan to measure the efficacy of new practices in the classroom.
Virtual 1:1 support from expert instructional coaches who help build and sustain new practices through the Try-Measure-Learn method.
Non-evaluative classroom observations for leaders to analyze trends in teacher practice and create a plan to support all educators with continued professional learning.
Instructional leaders and administrators deserve professional learning that’s tailored to their specific needs to help launch new initiatives and create sustainable changes for educators and students. Every professional learning plan is designed to address the needs of both teachers and leaders with learning experiences designed specifically for leaders to collaborate, brainstorm solutions with experienced thought partners, and create plans to achieve the goals in their district’s strategic plan.
Rural educators face unique challenges but often find themselves in an isolated position without the support they need. BetterLesson and Teach for America’s Rural School Leadership Academy have worked together for over four years to help prepare rural teacher leaders and administrators to meet difficult challenges, develop the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in leadership roles, and connect to a strong network of aspiring school leaders in rural communities.
In a recent survey, 96% of rural educators receiving BetterLesson coaching reported that they’d grown from moderately to a great deal in their chosen focus area after working with their instructional coach throughout the school year.
BetterLesson is ready to help develop personalized solutions to reach your school or district’s goals. Reach out to our team to start building your professional learning plan.
Accelerate growth in your schools and stay ahead of the curve.