These fours units are designed to give principals and teacher leaders professional learning resources and develop their ability to facilitate job-embedded, school-based professional learning. Complete with background information, tools, slides, and handouts, the four modules cover key topics in leading professional learning tied to implementing the CCSS: managing change, facilitating learning teams, and learning designs, and standards for professional learning.
The title of this resource could be a bit misleading. The product and related tools provide valuable resources and guidance for implementing any new initiative within a school. Helping staff implement new ideas and practices is only successful when thoughtful professional development helps guide change and ultimate lead to sustained implementation of new programs. These four modules provide little specific content relative to the common core; however, their use should help staff commit to the process of changing expectations relative to new curricula expectations and instructional practices.