Episode 82 | Professional Learning at AIMS

Chris is joined in studio by AIMS Director of Professional Learning, Debbie Porcarelli. They discuss the evolving culture surrounding teachers’ professional lives, she casts a vision for planning with districts and individual schools that are completed, this is in response to what she has observed where districts begin down a path of professional support only to be side-tracked by test scores. Debbie makes a call for taking a long view for changing teaching practice which requires and provides the opportunities for teachers to cycle through a process of personal change. She discusses a project at AIMS with an organization known as “Learning Forward,” wherein the Center is addressing a problem of practice that we have identified.


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