Mission Statement

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.

Resources for Effective Professional Learning Session Design

Click HERE for a stepper on zoom PD meeting settings.
Click HERE to access a video on how PD zoom facilitator settings.
Click HERE to access a slide deck on how to access zoom reports

Click HERE for the Central Office Professional Learning Series recordings
Click HERE for the Central Office Professional Learning Series Slides
Click HERE for the Central Office Professional Learning Series  One-Stop Document



Exemplar Sessions

Exemplar Sessions can be found HERE


Articles can be found HERE