The Cycle

Where education leaders can join a candid discussion about how schools are taking fresh approaches to providing relevant, inspiring, and effective professional learning

We need to treat our teachers like we expect them to treat their students”, states Lisa Highfill, Instructional Technology Coach at Pleasanton Unified School District.  Lisa reflects on how she designed and facilitated personalized professional learning based on her teachers’ individual needs, abilities, and interests.  This personalized approach characterized by trust invested teachers in their growth and development.  Listen here or read the transcript below: more

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We interviewed Lisa Highfill, Instructional Technology Coach at Pleasanton Unified School District about the steps she and her colleagues have taken to provide differentiated and active professional learning for their teachers.  She discusses the importance of building trust with teachers by truly listening to their needs and creating learning opportunities that feel relevant and meaningful. Listen here or read the transcript below. more

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As educators who are passionate about improving our practice, we left the classroom in order to help schools better support teachers. We found that recent dialogue has questioned the mere existence of professional development, and much of the conversation has focused on what’s not working in the field. For that reason, we created The Cycle, where education leaders can join a candid discussion about how schools are taking fresh approaches to providing relevant, inspiring, and effective professional learning. We’re excited and honored to facilitate this dialogue. more

How do we know whether professional learning is actually working — which supports are making an impact on teachers and students, and which might we want to walk away from? In this podcast with Daniel Bauer, KickUp CEO Jeremy Rogoff explores the common challenges that school leaders face while making critical decisions about how to most effectively allocate their professional learning resources.  Jeremy discusses the power of using data to create a common language among stakeholders. Listen here or read the transcript below. more

We know that high quality support for teachers is game-changing for our students, yet it can be hard to make a priority.  In this podcast, KickUp CEO Jeremy Rogoff reflects on his own experience as a teacher, noting that while educators and administrators would like to devote significant time, thought, and energy to professional development, the daily realities that take place in a school can often prevent that from happening. Listen here or read the transcript below:  more