Professional Learning for DPS Educators
Welcome to the Professional Learning opportunities page! This site is a one-stop-shop for all professional learning needs and opportunities for Durham Public Schools teachers. Our goal is to empower teachers to transform classrooms, grow as educators, learn new teaching strategies, and build professional learning communities for collaboration.
Professional Learning Core Beliefs: Professional Learning, informed by research and data, creates a community of highly effective educators who collaborate and reflect on their practice, use high quality instructional materials and implement high leverage strategies that yield increased instructional performance and equitable outcomes for all DPS students.
Our Vision: “Igniting Effective Teaching & Learning Everyday for Every Child.”
Resources for PLCs: Deep Dive Planning Templates
Accelerated Learning is an approach that gives students laser-focused instruction on the specific skills and content that they need in order to learn the new grade-level material at hand. (from Carnegie Learning)
STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT ACCELERATED LEARNING
Ensure student social emotional well-being and sense of belonging
Scaffold students UP towards full access to the most complex part of the standards