Course Catalog

Professional Learning Communities: Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project (STEP)

About this Training

Effective professional development that equips teachers with new skills and knowledge and utilizes coaching to assist teachers with application results in a 95% mastery of those skills and knowledge (Joyce & Showers, 2002). Through a four-step continuous improvement process, STEP leads educators through each phase in following a natural learning progression towards improvement. It provides a structured yet nimble way to conduct PLCs that attends to the technical and social aspects of improvement and ultimately helps answer the central question: How do we know when a change is an improvement?

“STEP presents an innovative approach to solving critical challenges in education” (Insight Education Group, 2019).

Skills Gained

  • Identify common student or teacher challenges
  • Discover successful practices within your school or district
  • Confirm the promise of these practices through trial and measurement
  • Share results

Intended Audiences

  • Instructional coaches
  • School leadership teams
  • Teacher leaders

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