Finding and managing professional learning partners The Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG) evaluation process Resources about high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) Resources about high-quality professional learning (HQPL) Finding and managing professional learning partners Professional Learning Partner Guidebook A comprehensive resource to support and prepare you for success. The Steps to Selecting a High-Quality Professional Learning Partner Guide helps you prepare and plan for the professional learning partner selection process. The Professional Learning Partner Interview Guide prepares you to ask key questions during an interview with a potential professional learning partner. The Guide to Managing Multiple Professional Learning Partners aids you in managing multiple professional learning partners. The Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG) evaluation process PLPG Scoring and Evidence Guide Review the criteria that Rivet evaluates professional learning partners against in order to be featured in the guide. PLPG Application Overview Quick overview of the Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG) application process and upcoming review cycle. Resources about high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) Instructional Materials & Professional Learning in Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Overview of the connection of standards, instructional materials, and professional learning for Wisconsin educators The Opportunity Myth TNTP Study underscoring the need for providing all students with grade-level work every day What We Teach Matters: How Quality Curriculum Improves Student Outcomes Learning First and Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy Report defining quality curriculum and its impact on student learning Failing by design: How we Make Teaching Too Hard for Mere Mortals Fordham Article highlighting how high-quality instructional materials allow teachers to focus on what matters most: meeting students’ needs EdReports Nonprofit that reviews and publishes ratings of ELA, math, and science curricula Understanding ELA Reviews EdReports Webinar describing the differences between the reviews conducted for ELA and ELA foundational skills materials Curriculum Support Guide Instruction Partners Step-by-step process for implementing high-quality instructional materials Resources about high-quality professional learning (HQPL) Professional Learning for Wisconsin Educators Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction DPI’s professional learning homepage including definitions and resources for professional learning in Wisconsin The Elements: Transforming Teaching Through Curriculum-Based Professional Learning Carnegie Corporation This paper outlines the “elements” of effective, curriculum-based professional learning and its impact of instruction. Don't Give Up on Curriculum Reform Just Yet: What the Research Does (and Doesn't) Say about Curriculum Education Week This article, co-authored by David Steiner and Thomas Kane looks at the benefits of combining strong curricula and better instruction to enable the effective teaching of high-quality materials. Practice What You Teach: Connecting Curriculum and Professional Learning in Schools Aspen Institute Education & Society Program This report highlights why school system leaders need to integrate curriculum into professional learning so teachers can focus on delivering excellent instruction. How Instructional Materials Are Used and Supported in U.S. K–12 Classrooms Rand Corporation Report underscoring the importance of providing teachers with professional learning on their curriculum in order to ensure it is used and used well Want to dive deeper? Effective Teacher Professional Development Learning Policy Institute This literature review of 35 studies highlights conclusions about what constitutes effective teacher professional development. Teacher Perspectives on Literacy and Mathematics Professional Development Issues In Teacher Education This study gleans the most impactful elements of teacher professional development from a survey of elementary and middle school teachers. What We Teach: K-12 Educators’ Perceptions of Curriculum Quality Bay View Analytics This study delves into the relationship between professional learning and teachers’ views on the quality of their curricula. Principles for High-Quality, Standards Aligned Professional Learning Student Achievement Partners This guide proposes three guiding principles for high-quality professional development based on existing research supplemented by interviews with diverse stakeholders. The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About our Quest for Teacher Development TNTP This multi-year study examines and identifies what it takes to help teachers improve their practice, and demystifies some common misconceptions about teacher professional development.