Whereas past professional development programs have often relied on seminars and lectures, the intent of professional learning is to make educators active participants in their career development. Professional learning is also a more collaborative experience, allowing educators to learn from one another and work together to create a more cohesive school community. In this way, professional learning helps develop school systems in which teachers can constantly develop strategies for increasing student achievement. Essentially, professional learning reflects many of the practices being implemented in blended classrooms—the same learning strategies that work for students can work for educators.
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