The Office of Academic Supports is committed to the continuous growth of all District teachers through ongoing professional development and coaching to ensure that students have access to an excellent public education. When we engage in well-constructed, engaging, and relevant professional learning, we refine our practice and we amplify our impact in the organization. The School District of Philadelphia is a learning organization; therefore, ongoing learning is our professional responsibility. Learning is an active process, it is not done to you. It is the intersection of giving and receiving. Professional learning can be in-person, synchronous, or asynchronous.
The Office of Teaching & Learning actively seeks to increase the effectiveness of the School District of Philadelphia’s professional learning by providing resources, grounded in adult learning theory, to aid in session design and facilitation. The intent is that individuals who create and facilitate professional learning will incorporate these best practices and seek feedback in order to support participant learning, teacher effectiveness, and increased student learning and achievement.