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  • The STLE grant abstract has been added to the site.  Click HERE to read all about it.
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  • Staff and students from Dr. Walter Cooper Academy are featured in a video about Close Reading and Expeditionary Learning.
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 The Office of Professional Learning
Thursday, October 08, 2015
The Office of Professional Learning is dedicated to the development of educators so that they may gain the skills and knowledge necessary to provide high quality educational experiences for all students of the Rochester City School District.  We strive to develop meaningful learning opportunities through collaborative learning experiences and embedded professional growth opportunities.  Educators can then engage students in rigorous instructional activities evident in increased student understanding and achievement.

Our work is aligned with the New York State Professional Development Standards and those of Learning Forward.  This alignment ensures that we stay current with the latest research on professional learning and work collaboratively with leaders in the profession to improve our service.

As the Office of Professional Learning moves from control over professional development into a role of consultation, monitoring and providing additional support to school-based efforts for improving the academic performance of all Rochester students, we will use the framework for professional learning to guide our work.