SDE: Professional Learning - Talent Office

Professional Learning - Talent Office

Developing a High-quality Professional Learning System

Connecticut's Definition of Professional Learning: High-quality professional learning is a process that ensures all educators* have equitable access throughout their career continuum to relevant, individual and collaborative opportunities to enhance their practice so that all students advance towards positive academic and non-academic outcomes.

* Applies to all certified employees and can extend to all school and district staff.

2012 Statutory Elimination of CEU Requirement for Professional Certificate Holders »

Connecticut Standards for Professional Learning adopted May 6, 2015 »

Connecticut Guidance for a Professional Learning System, November 2015 »

Elements of a High-Quality Professional Learning System »

Professional Learning System Foundations Tool Kit »

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Support for Professional Development and Evaluation Committees

Guidance for an Effective PDEC

Connecticut General Statutes for PDECs and Professional Learning

Professional Development Task Force

Professional Learning Spotlight

The Gilder Lehrman Insititute of American History »

Repurposing the Faculty Meeting - Accountable Talk Discussion »

Research & Policy Library

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Learning Forward is dedicated exclusively to professional learning for all educators to advance educator and student growth. The resources provide extensive tools and discussions on professional learning and integrating successful professional learning systems within districts, schools, and classrooms.

Visit the Learning Forward site »

Comprehensive Professional Learning System: A Workbook for States and Districts »

Additional Tools for Professional Learning Systems and Plans »

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Connecticut Core Standards is a CSDE resource that provides professional development opportunities, on-demand professional learning and a library of professional learning materials.

Visit the CT Core Standards site »

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The Teacher Education and Mentoring Program (TEAM) provides differentiated professional learning for beginning teachers as they reflect on applied instructional strategies and analyze student data and outcomes.

Visit the TEAM site »


To view a list of upcoming evaluation and support trainings and events, please visit the Connecticut Educator Evaluation and Support website »

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kimberly Audet 
Associate Education Consultant
Bureau of Educator Effectiveness - Talent Office
Connecticut State Department of Education
Phone: (860) 713-6829

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