The Alabama Best Practices Center's (ABPC) network-based framework for professional learning includes modeling important, flexible key practices for districts to put in action in their own schools to improve student achievement:
Professional Learning: Our networks provide ongoing professional learning that districts can use immediately. Session facilitators model effective teaching practice so participants leave with expanded knowledge and instructional strategies.
Networking: Networking and community building is one of our network members' favorite practices. Connections made in our networks result in districts & schools sharing best practices, resulting in better teaching and learning.
Collaborative Planning: Network members are encouraged to work collaboratively with each other and with those in their schools. Planning, sharing leadership, and learning together provides a lateral accountability that stretches members and exposes them to effective practices of others.
Coaching and Partnering: Our networks provide instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and administrators with coaching skills that enable them to partner with teachers to improve instruction.
Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies: Our networks consistently provide best practices and strategies to improve teaching and learning.