Using Systems Thinking to Build a Collaborative Culture

Focus Area: Collaborative Professional Learning

Instructional Coaches, Leaders

Phase: Targeted Support

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Instructional leaders are responsible for ensuring that teacher PD is meaningful, aligned, and actionable. Using systems thinking to plan for PLCs can ensure the support is situated within the larger context of campus and district level goals and initiatives for optimal impact.


I apply systems-thinking to support professional learning.

Learning Experience

In coaching or a Virtual Workshop, participants will:

  • Define the concept of systems thinking and its use in planning
  • Explore strategies for aligning PD to support campus and/or district initiatives
  • Build and get peer feedback on a plan for consistently integrating a systems thinking approach to PD