Professional Learning Groups

Our Professional Groups (PLGs) increase the capacity of teachers and leaders to integrate more real-world learning into their schools. Over the course of a year, a cohort of educators gathers regularly to engage in inquiry and improvement cycles to reflect on their practices, test interventions, and make data-informed adjustments. STC staff provides additional coaching, resources, and trainings as appropriate. All of our STC cities run a Real-World Learning PLG that uses our Rubric as a tool for reflection and improvement. Several cities also run supplemental PLGs based on relevant needs indicated by the local network. 

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“This process has been so helpful to our learning process for how to implement new and engaging learning opportunities for our students.”

Shakira W., High School for Excellence & Innovation, NYC

“The new tools this year – Dream See Do and regular coaching – really helped us be strategic and stay on track when other issues in the school intruded.”

Justin, BRICK Academy, Newark

“I have felt inspired. I have felt motivated with my students and work.”

Mercedes A., Namaste Charter School, Chicago


Learn more about PLGs by contacting our team.


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