PD to Practice

The PD to Practice System is designed to work with our professional development library to ensure that teachers apply what they learn in our online courses to their classroom instruction, improving student learning and growing better teachers.

PD to Practice is included in the PD Library and the Gifted bundles.

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Fast Facts

100% of administrators using our online PD reported increased visibility on what their teachers are learning and applying in the classroom.

94% of teachers gave our online PD 4 or 5 stars.

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

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.

How the PD to Practice System Works

The PD to Practice System is designed to work with our professional development library to ensure that teachers apply what they learn in our online courses to their classroom instruction, improving student learning and growing better teachers.

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.

PD to Practice helps administrators connect professional development and classroom practice by ensuring that teachers apply what they learn in PD in their classrooms, without adding more to administrator’s already-heavy workloads.

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.

The PD to Practice System Implementation Series

This step-by-step video series walks you through the PD to Practice System in easy-to-understand stages. Included in our online professional development library, the PD to Practice system helps administrators ensure teachers are applying what they learn in our online courses to their classroom instruction and that student learning is improved.

THE PD TO PRACTICE SYSTEM ISIS INCLUDED WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE PD LIBRARY OR THE GIFTED BUNDLES.

Phase I: Required and Compliance Courses

In this video you’ll learn how to get your teachers started with PD to Practice by helping them register in the online system, enroll in compliance courses, and meet a course completion deadline.

Phase 2: Getting Started with PD to Practice

In this video you’ll learn how to develop your on-campus teacher leaders by guiding them through the PD to Practice Process and helping them develop the skills they need to facilitate PD2P on their own.

Phase 3: Full Campus Implementation

In this video you’ll learn how to guide your teacher-leaders through facilitating their first full PD2P cycle for other teachers on your campus, while administrators take a step back.

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Phase 4:
Introducing Choice

In this video you’ll learn how to expand your online course library to introduce choice in your teachers’ PD2P experience.

Phase 5: Expanding Teacher Leader Capacity

In this video you’ll learn how to develop your on-campus teacher leaders by guiding them through the PD to Practice Process and helping them develop the skills they need to facilitate PD2P on their own.

Phase 6:
Turbo Charging PD

In this video you’ll learn how to turbo charge your campus’ professional development by expanding the number of courses teachers have access to and guiding teacher leaders through facilitating PD2P for the other teachers on your campus.

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.

Pricing | PD to Practice System

The PD to Practice System is designed to work with our professional development library to ensure that teachers apply what they learn in our online courses to their classroom instruction, improving student learning and growing better teachers.

PD TO PRACTICE IS INCLUDED WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE PD LIBRARY OR THE GIFTED 6-HOUR UPDATE

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