The Standards: Domain 3:

Promoting Professional Learning for Continuous Improvement

The teacher leader understands that the processes of teaching and learning are constantly evolving. The teacher leader designs and facilitates job-embedded professional development opportunities that are aligned with school improvement goals.

Functions

The teacher leader:

a) Collaborates with colleagues and school administrators to plan professional learning that is team-based, job-embedded, sustained over time, aligned with content standards, and linked to school/district improvement goals;

b) Uses information about adult learning to respond to the diverse learning needs of colleagues by identifying, promoting, and facilitating varied and differentiated professional learning;

c) Facilitates professional learning among colleagues;

d) Identifies and uses appropriate technologies to promote collaborative and differentiated professional learning;

e) Works with colleagues to collect, analyze, and disseminate data related to the quality of professional learning and its effect on teaching and student learning;

f) Advocates for sufficient preparation, time, and support for colleagues to work in teams to engage in job-embedded professional learning;

g) Provides constructive feedback to colleagues to strengthen teaching practice and improve student learning; and

h) Uses information about emerging education, economic, and social trends in planning and facilitating professional learning.

To learn more about Domain 3 in action, view all Domain 3 exemplars.