Designed to provide school leaders with the skills they need to positively impact academic success for their students, the cultural climate of their schools, and the professional learning and retention of their teachers.

Focus Area

Collaborative Professional Learning

The Phases of Successful Implementation

Pave the way for your leaders to support collaborative professional learning practices throughout your district by providing executive training through strategic phases of implementation. Plan for success by aligning leaders to district goals, track progress with meaningful data, and establish effective professional learning communities (PLCs). Together, we can support this change across your district.

Build Your Foundation with the BL Lab

Manage all your professional learning experiences in one place. Inside the BL Lab, teachers access courses and strategies, engage with their coach, and track progress toward goals. 

Instructional leaders can assign self-directed courses for ongoing professional learning and activate PLCs with research-backed strategies and lesson plans to provide differentiated support throughout the year. 

Administrators have a complete view of their professional learning programs and easy access to learning progress across multiple cohorts, all in one place.

See How the BL Lab Works

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The Phases of Collaborative Professional Learning

Launch & Planning

Leaders match with an experienced leadership coach for continued support and advice throughout the school year to set goals and create a plan for the changes needed to create a more collaborative professional learning program.

Executive Coaching | Virtual
Leaders work towards their goals throughout the school year with support and advice from a personalized executive coach.

Targeted Support

Understand metrics to measure success in your schools, cultivate a supportive culture for teachers to achieve target outcomes, and build your ongoing learning plan for continuous improvement. Together, we’ll identify what Collaborative Professional Learning looks like in your district. 

Reimagining Professional Learning Communities | Virtual
I use research-based best practices to establish and support PLCs.

Using Systems Thinking to Build a Collaborative Culture | Virtual
I apply systems-thinking to support professional learning.

Data Backed Professional Learning | Virtual
I make use of meaningful data to plan and facilitate professional learning.

Build a Comprehensive Learning Plan, Tailored to your District’s Needs

The typical arc to implement a change in practice can be one to three years, depending on your district’s area of focus and size. Our comprehensive learning plans incorporate in-person, virtual, group, and self-directed learning experiences throughout the full school year, creating scaffolds of support aligned with how adult learners actually learn. Our team will create a learning plan that is tailored to your district’s strategic plan, and includes a mix of learning experiences backed by research and focused on target outcomes.

Focus on Achievable Outcomes

Measurable outcomes connect each BetterLesson learning experience. Each outcome makes changes in practice tangible and impactful for leaders. For the Collaborative Professional Learning focus area, we focus on helping educational leaders achieve the below outcomes.

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Establishing Results-Driven Professional Learning Communities

Outcome: I use research-based best practices to establish and support PLCs.

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Using Systems Thinking to Plan for Professional Learning

Outcome: I apply systems-thinking to support professional learning.

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Data-Backed Professional Learning

Outcome: I make use of meaningful data to plan and facilitate professional learning.

“Well organized, informative, and useful! The material was relevant and allowed for individual reflection, group collaboration, and new learning experiences."

"BetterLesson's rich Lab and high-quality coaching provided me with so many useful tools and got me thinking about pedagogy in ways that I could not imagine happening without BetterLesson."

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Learning Strategies From Our Library

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Try-Measure-Learn: The Heart of Continuous Improvement

Learn strategies for using objective classroom data to identify the impact of a teacher’s actions on student learning.

Try the Strategy

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Create a Define-Explore-Build Workshop

Practice three steps that support instructional leaders to create more personalized and purposeful workshops for their teachers.

Build Your Workshop

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Building a Professional Learning Community

Identify, engage, and empower key faculty members and define the goals of a Professional Learning Community.

Launch a PLC


The Learning Curve

Accelerate growth in your schools and stay ahead of the curve.