High quality professional learning that spans the continuum of an educator’s career is essential to increase an educator’s knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs so that they may enable all students to learn at high levels.
The Professional Learning Network (VT-PLN) is a statewide system to address the need for a coordinated, cohesive, and consistent approach to professional learning across the state with an emphasis on geographic equity and comparable quality articulate in one specific scope of work.
The current contract (August 2016 onward) is focused on key aspects of the implementation of the Education Quality Standards, specifically Proficiency-Based Learning through:
- Instructional Practices
- Flexible Pathways
- Local Comprehensive Assessment Systems
Our contractor for the work is the Center for Collaborative Education, a Boston-based non-profit organization founded in 1994 with a mission of transforming schools to ensure that all students graduate college-and career-ready, and are prepared to become compassionate, contributing global citizens in the new century.
The organization has a staff with extensive experience working with educators in New England, comprised of a team of former principals, administrators, and practitioners. CCE works closely with partners to develop strategies, processes, and tools that are specific to the needs of educators based on the careful collection of data to ascertain local priorities.