NJPA is pleased to announce a program for districts committed to implementing professional learning standards to increase principal and teacher effectiveness. This transforming initiative is possible through the work of NJPA Education Solutions partnerships within and beyond our region with service cooperatives. By using a cycle of continuous improvement in teams facilitated by well-prepared principals, mentors, coaches, and teacher leaders, we intend to advance models of learning that will Transform Education!
Progressive Strategic Planning for Success will be developed with three areas of Focused Professional Development and Support:
Focus 1: Build systemic and sustainable capacity to dramatically improve teaching and learning within a Multi-Tiered System of Support.
Focus 2: Build the capacity of instructional leadership teams to successfully guide the process of continuous improvement planning.
Focus 3: Provide collaborative support to develop a needs assessment framework for analyzing data, identifying underlying root causes/needs, and scaling up best instructional practices to ensure the academic achievement of all students.
In preparation for adoption of 21st-century standards for teacher professional development in your school,
Progressive Strategic Planning for Success will focus on these prerequisites for district leaders of Transform Education:
(1) Educators must commit to ensuring that all students succeed.
(2) Educators must be ready to learn continually.
(3) School district leaders must understand that professional learning involves collaborative inquiry and learning.
(4) School district leaders must understand that educators learn in different ways and at different rates.