Bring PD into Classroom Learning

PD to Practice is a system within our online professional development library that helps administrators ensure teachers are applying what they learn in our online courses to their classroom instruction and that student learning is improved.

The complete teacher training system that saves time and money, while improving student learning.

PD to Practice is included in the T-TESS Cube Library and the T-TESS Cube 6-Hour GT Update.

PD to Practice is the complete teacher training system that saves time and money, while improving student learning.

PD to Practice System, Step by Step

PD to Practice is a system within our online professional development library that helps administrators ensure teachers are applying what they learn in our online courses to their classroom instruction and that student learning is improved.

How the PD to Practice System Works

Step 1 – Take the Online Course:  

Teachers complete an online course that they chose or that was assigned to them. Completion of the course is a prerequisite to Follow-Up Meeting 1.

Step 2 – Follow-Up Meeting 1

In a faculty meeting, department meeting, or PLC, teachers will:

  • Use the PD to Practice Leader’s Guide to discuss the strategies, tools, and techniques presented in the PD.
  • Discuss what they learned in the PD.
  • Develop action plans to use the strategies, tools, and techniques presented in the PD, including expected student outcomes and evaluation strategies.

Step 3 – Application

After Follow-Up Meeting 1, teachers will:

  • Create/modify lessons to include the strategies, tools, and techniques discussed during the first follow-up session.  
  • Apply the new learning strategies/tools/techniques to their classroom instruction.
  • Keep notes on what worked and what didn’t for Follow-Up Meeting 2.

Step 4 – Follow-Up Meeting 2

In the second session, teachers will:

  • Share their experiences using the strategies, tools, and techniques.  
  • Discuss which elements of the PD strategy worked and which elements didn’t work for them.
  • Share changes/modifications to the strategy that would make it more effective.

Note: The follow-up meeting can be led by an administrator, instructional specialist, or teacher leader.

Key Benefits for Administrators

  • Time and Effort: Doesn’t require additional time or effort from administrators.
  • Putting PD into Practice: Makes sure your teachers are using the strategies they learn in training to improve student outcomes.
  • Answers Key Questions about PD: Did teachers implement new strategies? Did the strategies work? How did teachers adapt those strategies?
  • Creates a Culture of Continual Growth and Learning: Every teacher is involved in a collaborative effort to grow and improve through analyzing, testing, and problem solving.

Key Benefits for Teachers

  • Improve Student Outcomes: Helps teachers develop and collect student outcome data to demonstrate instruction effectiveness.
  • Culture of Collaboration: Teachers are constantly engaged in productive conversations with one another and their administration team to improve instruction and student learning.
  • Actionable Steps: Gives teachers the opportunity to take actionable steps to improve their classroom instruction.
  • Critical Feedback: Every teacher receives prompt feedback, support, and real-life experience, encouraging them to use their PD in practice.

This video shows how administrators and teacher leaders will use PD to Practice Manager to set up two critical follow-up sessions, where teachers will collaborate to create an action plan to apply what they learned in the online courses into their classroom instruction.

This video shows how administrators and teacher leaders will use PD to Practice Manager to set up two critical follow-up sessions, where teachers will collaborate to create an action plan to apply what they learned in the online courses into their classroom instruction.

PD to Practice System Pilot FAQ

Does the PD to Practice Pilot require me to make a commitment to T-TESS Cube?

  • No! The PD to Practice Pilot is completely free. The Pilot’s purpose is to make sure that T-TESS Cube is an effective professional development solution for your campus and doesn’t require you to make any commitments.

What kind of courses can I choose from?

  • You can choose any course from our handpicked PD to Practice Pilot Course list.

How long does the pilot take to complete?

  • The PD to Practice Pilot takes about a month from request date to completion date, but can be adjusted to fit your teachers’ needs.

Who will help me with my pilot?

  • One of our Training Specialists will be available to help you every step of the way. All of our Training Specialists are former administrators who are intimately familiar with the challenges of providing teachers with impactful PD that improves student outcomes.

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