If we believe:

If we believe:

…in trusting and supporting teachers and school leaders to make the decisions that will be in the best interest of our students

… that the skill needed to make these decisions well is best developed in peer-to-peer learning communities focused on reflective practice; teachers reflecting on planning, instruction, and assessment; leaders reflecting on enabling conditions for student learning

…that an individual’s professional development should be explicitly aligned to the outcomes to which that individual is held accountable

…that to the greatest extent possible, the focus of professional development should be determined by the learner, with his/her manager when necessary

…that teachers’ and school leaders’ efficacy for their students increases substantially if they are supported by an effective community

…that district-wide information dissemination, culture-building and celebration are fundamental but different from deep learning, and therefore will require work outside of professional development

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