The Seven Principles of Highly Effective Professional Learning
The seven principles are designed to underpin the delivery of high quality professional learning to improve student outcomes and apply to all levels of the system – school, district and state.
Principle 1: Professional learning is focused on student outcomes (not just individual teacher needs).
Principle 2: Professional learning is focused on and embedded in teacher practice (not disconnected from school).
Principle 3: Professional learning is informed by the best available research on effective learning and teaching (not just limited to what they currently know).
Principle 4: Professional learning is collaborative, involving reflection and feedback (not just individual inquiry).
Principle 5: Professional learning is evidence based and data driven (not anecdotal) to guide improvement and to measure impact.
Principle 6: Professional learning is ongoing, supported and fully integrated into the culture and operations of the system – school, district and state (not episodic and fragmented).
Principle 7: Professional learning is an individual and collective responsibility at all levels of the system (not just the school level) and it is not optional.