Finding and managing professional learning partners The Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG) evaluation process Resources about high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) Resources about high-quality professional learning (HQPL) Finding and managing professional learning partners Steps to Selecting a Great Professional Learning Partner Use this quick guide to plan the professional learning partner selection process. Professional Learning Partner Interview Guide Use this guide to prepare questions for an interview with a professional learning partner to determine if they are the right fit for a school or district. Guide to Managing Multiple Professional Learning Partners Use this guide to ensure alignment between a district’s instructional priorities and multiple professional learning partners. The Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG) evaluation process PLPG Scoring and Evidence Guide Review the criteria that Rivet uses to evaluate professional learning partners. PLPG Application Overview Read about the Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG) application process and upcoming review cycle. Framework for High-Quality Curriculum-Aligned Professional Learning Review the framework that defines the characteristics, types, and structures of high-quality, curriculum-aligned professional learning reflected in the PLPG’s scoring and evidence guide. Resources about high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) The Opportunity Myth TNTP Study underscoring the need for providing all students with grade-level work every day The Promise of Curriculum: Recent Research on Louisiana’s Instructional Reforms Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy A look at how Louisiana’s focus on high-quality instructional materials led to an increase in teacher practice What We Teach Matters: How Quality Curriculum Improves Student Outcomes Learning First and Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy Report defining quality curriculum and its impact on student learning Failing by design: How we Make Teaching Too Hard for Mere Mortals Fordham Article highlighting how high-quality instructional materials allows teachers to focus on what matters most: meeting students’ needs EdReports Nonprofit that reviews and publishes ratings of ELA, math, and science curricula Curriculum Support Guide Instruction Partners Step-by-step process for implementing high-quality instructional materials Resources about high-quality professional learning (HQPL) The Elements: Transforming Teaching Through Curriculum-Based Professional Learning Carnegie Corporation Paper defining the “elements” of effective, curriculum-based professional learning Don't Give Up on Curriculum Reform Just Yet: What the Research Does (and Doesn't) Say about Curriculum Education Week Article looking at the benefits of combining strong curricula and better instruction Practice What You Teach: Connecting Curriculum and Professional Learning in Schools Aspen Institute Education & Society Program Report highlighting the need to to integrate curriculum into professional learning How Instructional Materials Are Used and Supported in U.S. K–12 Classrooms Rand Corporation Report underscoring the importance of providing teachers with professional learning on their curriculum in order to ensure it is used and used well Want to dive deeper? Effective Teacher Professional Development Learning Policy Institute This literature review of 35 studies highlights conclusions about what constitutes effective teacher professional development. Teacher Perspectives on Literacy and Mathematics Professional Development Issues In Teacher Education This study gleans the most impactful elements of teacher professional development from a survey of elementary and middle school teachers. What We Teach: K-12 Educators’ Perceptions of Curriculum Quality Bay View Analytics This study delves into the relationship between professional learning and teachers’ views on the quality of their curricula. Principles for High-Quality, Standards Aligned Professional Learning Student Achievement Partners This guide proposes three guiding principles for high-quality professional development based on existing research supplemented by interviews with diverse stakeholders. The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About our Quest for Teacher Development TNTP This multi-year study examines and identifies what it takes to help teachers improve their practice, and demystifies some common misconceptions about teacher professional development.