Bellingham School District (Washington) is developing a new professional learning system for teachers, based on research evidence and the practices of high-performing nations. Superintendent Greg Baker and Deputy Superintendent Mike Copland invited Center for Teaching Quality CEO Barnett Berry to visit on Monday, January 12 to inform the district's approach to supporting all teachers to refine and spread their expertise. The effort supports the Bellingham Promise, a collective commitment to K-12 education that has been developed by school staff, board members, students, parents, association leaders, and community members.
The Center for Teaching Quality offers consultative services for districts focused on improving professional learning systems.Contact us to learn more.
Check out recent posts by Barnett on professional learning:
- "If teachers know best about professional learning… let's follow their lead" (Dec. 11, 2014)
- "Déjà vu in American éducation: The woeful state of professional development" (Nov. 17, 2014)
- "Creating the conditions for teachers to be effective" (July 1, 2014)
- "CTQ-Global teachers tackle professional learning systems" (May 23, 2014)
- "Scaling up innovative professional learning systems for teachers" (April 30, 2014)