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Transforming Professional Learning

Transforming Professional Learning (WA-TPL) engages a network of partners working on sustainable approaches to professional learning. With grant support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF), OSPI has teamed up with Learning Forward Washington, the Association of Educational Service Districts, and other partners to facilitate the project. The grant period runs through October 2016.

The WA-TPL project focuses on enhancing capacity for standards-based professional learning. School district teams are combining efforts to build and support comprehensive professional learning systems.  Lab districts agree to more transparency in their work, critical friends benefit by offering feedback and support to lab teams.

Despite everything we know about effective professional learning, and despite a growing consensus about the importance of professional learning as a school improvement strategy, education stakeholders remain challenged to implement and sustain effective professional learning.
— Learning Forward, Professional Learning News

In WA-TPL state, regional, school district, and building leaders are working to deepen their knowledge and skills around effective professional learning. This will lead to stronger foundations for sustained, standards-based results across the state.

WA-TPL is a roadmap for careful visioning, planning, and implementation of district-wide efforts to systematically identify and replicate the most successful teaching practices across a school district.  
— WA-TPL Participant Marty McLaren, former Board of Directors member, Seattle Public Schools

WA-TPL Lab and Critical Friend Districts, by ESD region:

ESD 101Lab: Medical Lake CF: Open
ESD 105Lab: Sunnyside CF: Mabton
ESD 112Lab: Camas, Woodland CF: Hockinson
ESD 113Lab: Eatonville* CF: Mary M. Knight, Rainier, Oakville
ESD 114Lab: North Kitsap CF: Everett**
ESD 121Labs: Highline, Seattle, Steilacoom CF: Riverview
ESD 123Lab: Walla Walla CF: Open
ESD 171Lab: Wenatchee CF: Warden
ESD 189Lab: Granite Falls CF: Burlington-Edison, Stanwood-Camano, Sedro-Woolley

* Eatonville is situated in the PSESD 121 region
** Everett is situated in the NWESD 189 region

Overview | Project Goals and Scope | For Grantees | Partner Sharing | TPL Videos


Questions? Contact
Dan Bissonnette, Program Manager
dan.bissonnette@k12.wa.us
(360) 725-6352


What's New

WA-TPL Project Extension iGrant Meeting
August 25, 2016
Webinar Recording

Participating Districts - click to view

   Updated 9/1/2016

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