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Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities

How do you empower teacher teams to develop collaborative expertise?

Cultivate a culture of collaborative inquiry for asset-based, continuous improvement.

Advance learner ownership and agency by ensuring clarity for all.

Develop an equitable-viable-coherent curriculum that describes what and how people learn.

Empower absolutely every learner to make decisions about their learning.

What are your Professional Learning Community goals?

Build a culture of efficacy through asset-based continuous improvement cycles.

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Strengthen culturally responsive-sustaining core instruction and refine personalized tiers of support

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Quality, Customized Professional Learning That Works

Our professional learning pathways all have the same goal, to advance learner ownership, efficacy, and agency. We partner with your system to assess your needs and co-construct an action plan anchored in implementation science. We are ready to help and support you at any stage of your learning journey.

Our Approach

Our Learning Progression

Foundational Learning

Build a shared language of learning anchored in co-constructed goals and success criteria aligned to your mission and vision.

Job-Embedded Coaching

Empower educators using the gradual release of responsibility to model, coach, monitor, and analyze progress towards shared goals.

Sustainable Systems

Advance teacher agency to ensure risk-taking, innovation, and collective efficacy through quality implementation.

Impact Teams-PLCs

How do you ensure that your teams are making a collective impact? The Impact Team model provides teams of educators with the structures and practices needed to solve puzzles of practice through asset-based continuous improvement cycles.

Launching Impact Teams with instructional leadership teams (ILTs)

How does your school advance collaborative leadership?

  • Define ILT team role to create a culture of collaborative inquiry
  • Explore conditions for building a culture of belonging and efficacy
  • Leverage shared decision making for continuous improvement
  • Co-construct criteria for a quality communication plan
  • Establish a plan to create a guiding coalition
  • Design an asset-based continuous improvement plan
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Leading Impact Teams: Building a Culture of Efficacy

Dr. Paul Bloomberg and Barb Pitchford

Impact Team Foundations

How do your teams develop collaborative expertise?

  • Develop a formative mindset to grow self-efficacy
  • Cultivate collaborative inquiry to strengthen collective efficacy
  • Design a blueprint for collaborative inquiry to advance agency
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Leading Impact Teams Coaching Handbook
Leading Impact Teams Coaching Handbook

Paul J. Bloomberg Ed.D. and Barb Pitchford

Building Capacity with the “Model Team” Approach

How do you ensure quality PLCs?

  • Engage in inquiry to expand student ownership of learning
  • Model and practice protocols to support collaborative inquiry
  • Implement core formative practices to advance learner agency
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Leading Impact Teams Coaching Handbook
Leading Impact Teams Coaching Handbook

Paul J. Bloomberg Ed.D. and Barb Pitchford

Advancing Impact Teams for Sustainability

How do you ensure the efficacy of your PLCs?

  • Refine collaborative inquiry cycles and formative practices
  • Ensure quality implementation
  • Expand the IT framework throughout the school community (counseling, SEL, parent engagement, etc.)
  • Plan and engage in student-led evidence walks
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Amplify Learner Voice Through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment
Amplify Learner Voice Through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment

Paul J. Bloomberg, Ed.D., Kara Vandas, Ingrid Twyman, C. Isaiah McGee, Vivett Dukes, Rachel Carrillo Fairchild, Connie Hamilton and Isaac Wells

Impact Teams Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

The Impact Team MTSS model is the only MTSS framework that empowers learners to make decisions about the learning support they need. Strengthen culturally responsive-sustaining core instruction and refine personalized tiers of support to build academic, social and emotional capacity in our learners.

MTSS Comprehensive Needs Assessment
  • Determine strengths across the system
  • Determine needs across MTSS 5-core components
  • Prioritize components that will have the most impact
  • Articulate next steps, resources needed, and timelines
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Impact Teams MTSS Framework

Paul J. Bloomberg, EdD

Advancing Impact Teams Core Components for Continuous Improvement

Based on the comprehensive needs assessment, Impact Teams advance the critical components necessary for quality core instruction and refine evidence-based tiers of support through:

  • Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching
  • Balanced Assessment Framework
  • Personalized High-Impact Instruction
  • Restorative Practices and Relational Literacy
  • Community-Based Partnerships
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Impact Teams MTSS Framework

Paul J. Bloomberg, EdD

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