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Professional Learning

Professional Learning

Published: 5/5/2020 3:15 PM

In pursuit of our core educational values - equity, achievement, integrity - the Kentucky Department of Education promotes a coherent and comprehensive professional learning system that advances educator effectiveness and student success. “Research shows that no in-school factors matter more than teaching and leadership, and educators, like students, need continual opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills to enable all students to reach [transition] readiness.” (Learning Forward & Education Counsel. 2017. A new vision for professional learning.)  

Please visit the COVID-19 Professional Learning Resources webpage for more information.


Professional Learning Bulletin Board

Along with the increase in online learning for students due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the need for online professional learning opportunities for educators has also increased.  The Professional Learning Bulletin Board (PLBB) is a great resource for exploring options for professional learning. Currently, over 70 professional learning offerings are posted on the PLBB, including sessions for administrators, counselors, certified and classified staff. A wide variety of topics are available in both virtual and on-demand formats, many of which include EILA credit, and the site is regularly updated.


Kentucky's Definition of Professional Learning

According to 704 KAR 3:035, "Professional development" means professional learning that:
  • Aligns with standards and goals
  • Focuses on content and pedagogy
  • Occurs collaboratively
  • Is facilitated by educators
  • Focuses on continuous improvement
  • Is on-going

 

​Kris Jarboe
Office of Teaching and Learning
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 892-6545



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​Resources

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Click the above PLBB logo to explore available learning opportunities.

 

Statutes and Regulations

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