- Finding and managing professional learning partners
- The Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG) evaluation process
- Resources about high-quality instructional materials (HQIM)
- Resources about high-quality professional learning (HQPL)
Finding and managing professional learning partners
Steps to Selecting a Great Professional Learning Partner
Use this quick guide to plan your professional learning partner selection process.
Professional Learning Partner Interview Guide
Ask these key questions in an interview with a potential professional learning partner.
Guide to Managing Multiple Professional Learning Partners
Use this guide to manage multiple professional learning partners.
Professional Learning Partners Guidebook
Get all three guides in a comprehensive resource to support and prepare you for success.
The Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG) evaluation process
PLPG Scoring and Evidence Guide
Review the criteria that Rivet uses to evaluate professional learning partners.
Read about the Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG) application process and upcoming review cycle.
Framework for High-Quality Curriculum-Aligned Professional Learning
Review the framework that defines the characteristics, types, and structures of high-quality, curriculum-aligned professional learning reflected in the PLPG’s scoring and evidence guide.
Resources about high-quality instructional materials (HQIM)
Study underscoring the need for providing all students with grade-level work every day
The Promise of Curriculum: Recent Research on Louisiana’s Instructional Reforms
Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy
A look at how Louisiana’s focus on high-quality instructional materials led to an increase in teacher practice
What We Teach Matters: How Quality Curriculum Improves Student Outcomes
Learning First and Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy
Report defining quality curriculum and its impact on student learning
Failing by design: How we Make Teaching Too Hard for Mere Mortals
Article highlighting how high-quality instructional materials allows teachers to focus on what matters most: meeting students’ needs
Nonprofit that reviews and publishes ratings of ELA, math, and science curricula
Step-by-step process for implementing high-quality instructional materials
Resources about high-quality professional learning (HQPL)
The Elements: Transforming Teaching Through Curriculum-Based Professional Learning
Paper defining the “elements” of effective, curriculum-based professional learning
Don't Give Up on Curriculum Reform Just Yet: What the Research Does (and Doesn't) Say about Curriculum
Article looking at the benefits of combining strong curricula and better instruction
Practice What You Teach: Connecting Curriculum and Professional Learning in Schools
Aspen Institute Education & Society Program
Report highlighting the need to to integrate curriculum into professional learning
How Instructional Materials Are Used and Supported in U.S. K–12 Classrooms
Report underscoring the importance of providing teachers with professional learning on their curriculum in order to ensure it is used and used well
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Effective Teacher Professional Development
Learning Policy Institute
This literature review of 35 studies highlights conclusions about what constitutes effective teacher professional development.
Teacher Perspectives on Literacy and Mathematics Professional Development
Issues In Teacher Education
This study gleans the most impactful elements of teacher professional development from a survey of elementary and middle school teachers.
What We Teach: K-12 Educators’ Perceptions of Curriculum Quality
Bay View Analytics
This study delves into the relationship between professional learning and teachers’ views on the quality of their curricula.
Principles for High-Quality, Standards Aligned Professional Learning
Student Achievement Partners
This guide proposes three guiding principles for high-quality professional development based on existing research supplemented by interviews with diverse stakeholders.
The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About our Quest for Teacher Development
This multi-year study examines and identifies what it takes to help teachers improve their practice, and demystifies some common misconceptions about teacher professional development.