K-12 Professional Development
As a school leader or someone who supports teacher professional learning, you know the importance of finding a learning solution that provides a careful blending of big ideas and classroom-tested, practical strategies. In these times, a focus on instruction and assessment that is informed by current context, along with understanding today’s students, contributes to everyone’s success!
At connect2learning, we seek to prepare every learner for their future. The resources, strategies, and tools we share are based on decades of working alongside teachers and leaders in schools and classrooms across North America and around the globe. We know that our ideas work, because we have tried them ourselves...not just researched or read about them.
Make a Difference
So, our experience can help you to curate a learning journey that is as unique as you and your colleagues are. Whether you are wanting to learn more about instruction in face-to-face or remote/blended environments, assessment that engages each and every student, strategies to authentically bring parents and guardians into the learning conversation, teaching that amplifies student agency, or leadership at the school level that ignites efficacy, connect2learning has the resources that can made a difference.
Our strength lies in our ability to personalize learning experiences and, so, you can choose from:
- comprehensive K-12, leader, and parent courses that include classroom footage, practical strategies, and readings,
- webinar series, live Q&A sessions, virtual facilitated workshops that specifically meet your outcomes and objectives,
- custom coaching to address your team’s questions of practice and inquiry, and
- over 25 books, in either print or e-book format.
Let us help you increase student success and teacher efficacy. As Rampal Singh, a School Renewal Specialist in the state of Hawaii stated, "When working connect2learning, we have been able to learn how to utilize practical tools and examples of processes that engage students as co-owners of their learning. The resources and training have enabled us to focus on providing professional development that helps teachers and school administrators know how to engage students in the learning process effectively. We continue to use connect2learning as a key component in our efforts to support our schools and their success."
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K-12 Professional Development
319.000.IN - Engagement and Ownership
This course focuses on assessment that leads to engagement and ownership. If students are not engaged in learning, learning is unlikely to occur - no matter how hard teachers work.
320.000.IN - Beginning With the End in Mind - Secondary
This course focuses on beginning with the end in mind – processes to unpack the learning outcomes, standards, and/or competencies for which you are responsible. A key concept in this course is to find ways to express what needs to be learned, along with what quality and proficiency look like, in clear, learner-friendly language.
321.000.IN - Using Samples for Quality and Success
Understanding success is essential for learners. This course focuses on ways to use samples to help students to deeply understand what quality looks like.
322.000.IN - Planning for Reliable and Valid Evidence
This course focuses on how teachers can plan to gather reliable and valid evidence of student learning. This process is called triangulation.
323.000.IN - Co-constructing Criteria for Success
This course focuses on ways to co-construct and use criteria with learners, so that a shared and common understanding of quality emerges.
324.000.IN - Success Through Powerful Feedback
What constitutes powerful feedback that supports learning? What does it look like? Who gives it? When? This course focuses on ways to give specific and descriptive feedback without marks or grades, while still providing the kind of information students (and their parents) need to move their learning forward.
325.000.IN - Instructional Rubrics for Learning
This course focuses on using rubrics in ways that positively impact learning – both for instructional and evaluative purposes.
326.000.IN - Self- and Peer Assessment
When we involve students in examining samples and co-constructing criteria, they come to better understand quality and expectations. This course focuses on ways to engage learners in self and peer assessment - how to use their understanding of quality to consider where they are headed, where they currently are, and what they need to do to close the gap.
327.000.IN - Goal Setting that Energizes Learning
When goal setting is viewed as one of the 7 Actions of Assessment for Learning, rather than an isolated event, we can go beyond good intentions and hopes of improvement. When we know where we’re going, what success looks like, and receive feedback in relation to that success criteria, we can set goals and self-monitor our way to success. This module focuses on goal setting that is realistic, practical and possible for K-12 Teachers and Leaders.
328.000.IN - Collecting Evidence of Learning
When teachers involve students in collecting evidence of their own learning over time, it not only increases the validity of the evidence of learning, it also provides multiple opportunities for students to differentiate their own learning. Deepen your knowledge about ways to involve students in collecting evidence of learning as well as ways you might want to consider collecting evidence of their learning in all grade levels.
329.000.IN - Communicating Evidence of Learning
Designed for you and your colleagues, there are videos, readings, classroom video footage and more to assist you as you deepen your knowledge about ways to involve students in collecting evidence of learning, as well as ways you might want to consider collecting evidence of their learning. Have students communicate evidence of their learning to teachers, to peers, to families, and more.
330.000.IN Evaluation and Reporting
It is important to thoughtfully plan the evaluation process that will be used before the reporting period. We evaluate what we value; and we value what we evaluate. In this course, six principles of evaluation will be shared, along with practical examples of ways that teachers and leaders are evaluating and reporting the learning of others.
- Comprehensive learning experience that provides examination of the course topic
- Combines theoretical perspectives and proven, practical strategies that can be
- Immediately implemented in all learning environments
- Information, materials, and explanations are clearly presented
- Ideas are accessible and easily understood
- User-friendly and easy to follow
- High quality classroom footage brings the ideas to life
- System alignment can be achieved when teacher and leader sections are considered together
- Appeals to different adult learning styles, with opportunities to read, view, listen, and take action
- Clear suggestions for processing the learning are included
- Self-paced and easily differentiated or personalized by the learner
331.000.IN - 12 Quick Fixes: Teaching and Assessment in These Times
The 12 areas of focus in this course allow you to re-examine teaching and assessment practices in hybrid/blended, remote/online or in person learning environments... and still ignite student learning.
432.000.IN - 12 Quick Fixes: Leading Teaching and Assessment in These Times
The 12 areas of focus in this course, 12 Quick Fixes: Leading Teaching and Assessment in These Times, allow you to re-examine the ways that instructional and leadership practices can still ignite learning.
533.000.IN - Parents: Understanding Teaching and Assessment in These Times
The purpose of this course is to help parents understand the teaching and assessment practices being used across the globe to increase student achievement. Parents might want to take this course to find more ways to support their child(ren)’s learning, ways to complement the teacher’s work, or to completely direct the learning themselves. All of these purposes are supported by the learning we’ve built into this course.
Webinar Series - Teaching, Instruction, Assessment, and Evaluation in Online and Blended Learning Environments: A Focus on Elementary School
Over the past several months, we very quickly shifted our teaching instruction, assessment, and evaluation to an online or blended learning environment. This five-part web conference series will explore not only the realities, but the opportunities that present themselves when we move from school buildings to hybrid or remote platforms.
C2L Insider - Membership
Whether individuals, schools, or entire systems, you’ll find practical ideas, teaching tools, templates, assessment plans, short courses, and a growing community of other educators who are connecting to powerful learning.
“Connect2learning’s course was valuable in having teachers focus on the strategies that would help students move forward in their learning.”
- Rita Campitelli, Coordinator of Secondary Programs, York Catholic District School Board, Ontario, Canada
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