Professional Learning

Quality professional development has the power to increase educators’ knowledge of academic content and teaching skills while changing what educators believe about student learning and how they interact with students. Professional development can transform schools into places in which everyone is deeply engaged in learning.

An Aligned Approach

By aligning standards and processes for school/educator quality and increasing access to high-quality professional learning, Vermont offers a statewide system to improve educator quality and increase student learning.

Professional Learning

High-quality professional learning that spans the continuum of an educator’s career is essential to increase an educator’s knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs so that they may enable all students to learn at high levels. The Professional Learning Network (VT-PLN) is a statewide system to address the need for a coordinated, cohesive, and consistent approach to professional learning across the state with an emphasis on geographic equity and comparable quality articulate in one specific scope of work.

The current contract (August 2016 onward) is focused on key aspects of the implementation of the Education Quality Standards, specifically Proficiency-Based Learning through:

  • Instructional Practices
  • Flexible Pathways
  • Local Comprehensive Assessment Systems

Our contractor for the work is the Center for Collaborative Education, a Boston-based non-profit organization founded in 1994 with a mission of transforming schools to ensure that all students graduate college-and-career-ready, and are prepared to become compassionate, contributing global citizens in the new century. The organization has a staff with extensive experience working with educators in New England, comprised of a team of former principals, administrators, and practitioners. CCE works closely with partners to develop strategies, processes, and tools that are specific to the needs of educators based on the careful collection of data to ascertain local priorities.

Collaborative Learning Groups

Join the Collaborative Learning Groups (CLG), bringing together principals, curriculum coordinators and instructional coaches in job-alike groups – providing focused opportunities for practitioners to work collaboratively in addressing the key components of EQS including:

  • Proficiency-Based Learning
  • Instructional Practices
  • Flexible Pathways
  • Local Comprehensive Assessment Systems




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Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Daniel M. French
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

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