Design Professional Learning Plans

Published: 10/5/2017 9:32 AM
Principals of effective PL include: clear focus, emphasis on change, small changes guided by vision, ongoing and embedded


When planning professional learning, whether an individual growth plan or a district-wide PD plan, these seven steps from the Kentucky Professional Learning Standards Guidance (2014) can help as you plan, implement, and evaluate professional needs.


Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes. Consider modes of learning besides the traditional “sit-and-get” training. No matter the model, the professional learning should meet the criteria of “Kentucky’s Exemplary Professional Learning Rubric.”


Exemplary Professional Learning includes the evaluation and monitoring of the PD Plan and its impact on student growth and educator practice. The Guide for Evaluating the Impact of Professional Learning provides adaptable documents and tools for the evaluation and planning of professional learning. In-depth evaluation,  informs the dynamic and intentional process of professional learning for educators.  

Christine Meisberger
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Next Generation Professionals
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1479
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