Professional Learning

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Fidelity of Professional Learning is associated with an ongoing investment in practitioners and their development of the research to practice skills necessary to achieve more effective implementation over time, including a collective and deeper understanding of the conceptual underpinnings of a multi-tiered system of support. The establishment of professional learning structures are critical for maintaining and sustaining an investment in practitioners toward fidelity of implementation of effective practices.


“Professional Learning” Team Discussion Items

  1. Describe the extent to which professional learning is ongoing and job-embedded and supports educators in getting better at the implementation of effective instructional practices.

  2. Describe one professional learning activity that had a visible impact on student learning as a function of changes that were uniformly made to instruction (evidenced across classrooms).

  3. Describe structures that support access to professional learning and accountability for applying what has been learned to classroom practices with increasing fidelity.

  4. Describe how timely and supportive feedback is provided to educators relative to implementation efforts.

  5. Describe how data were used to target professional learning and for whom (please be sure the staff member is not identified by name and do not include the actual training materials.



MTSS: Bridging the Implementation Gap Through PLCs

What does it Take to Implement MTSS? Finding Professional Development Resources to Support Implementation

How Can Schools Support Staff with DBI Implementation?


Professional Learning Tools & Resources

Institute of Educational Sciences



Resources to Support Coaching

Effective Coaching Brief: Improving Teacher Practice and Outcomes for All Learners

International Dyslexia Association Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading


Instructional Coaching Group


Empirical-Research/Peer-Reviewed Journal Exemplars

Annals of Dyslexia----Journal of Research in Reading---Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal---Scientific Studies of Reading---Written Language and Literacy---Dyslexia---Journal of Literacy Research---Literacy Research and Instruction---Reading Psychology---Reading Research Psychology---American Educational Research Journal---Applied Psycholinguistics---Assessment for Effective Intervention---Journal of Educational Psychology---Journal of Learning Disabilities---Learning and Instruction---Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness---Cognitive Psychology---Learning Disabilities Quarterly---Learning Disabilities: Research and Practice