Our team recognizes the importance of professional learning defined broadly as the individual and collective opportunities for professional learning that take place in a variety of settings and contexts. We acknowledge the importance of creating professional learning for leaders and school staff that is embedded into their daily lives and becomes self-reinforcing as they continue to develop their own effective practices and engage in opportunities to reflect on how they continually reach optimal levels of performance. Adhering to research-based standards of professional learning (Learning Forward, 2012), we also recognize the additional benefits of professional learning systems that support student learning goals from multiple levels (local, district, and state), and other educational partners, such as universities and community based partners. Professional learning opportunities are developed to maximize leadership and staff self-direction, acknowledge their backgrounds and expertise, and reflect their roles as practicing educational leaders and professionals.
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