Five Mental Shifts for More Effective Professional Learning

When: Wednesday, October 5 from 3-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time


How educators learn has become as important as how students learn.

Current research on adult learners shows that to be effective, professional learning is job-embedded, collaborative, dynamic, and inquiry-based.

If you support educators or participate in this practice-grounded approach to professional learning, it’s important to understand the process itself and to appreciate the skills it demands from those who participate in it.

Join MaryEllen Vogt, co-author of Professional Learning in Action: An Inquiry Approach for Teachers of Literacy, for a webinar that will give you valuable insights into this innovative model of professional learning. MaryEllen will share specific examples of how adult learners use inquiry-based professional learning to drive results in the classroom.

Free Registration!

Webinar Topics:

  • Current research on adult learners and common misconceptions about professional learning
  • Traditional vs. new models of collaborative, inquiry-based professional learning
  • The four characteristics of authentic professional learning
  • Creating a professional learning plan
  • The six types of collaborative groups
  • How to make the mental shifts to learning through collaboration and inquiry

About the Speaker:

MaryEllen Vogt, Ed.D. is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Education at California State University, Long Beach. MaryEllen has served as a reading and special education specialist, district reading resource teacher, and university teacher. She is the co-author of 17 books,co-creator of the acclaimed SIOP model for teaching English Language-Arts to English Learners and past president of the International Literacy Association.

MaryEllen received her Doctorate in Language and Literacy from the University of California, Berkeley and has worked as a consultant in reading/language arts for school districts and reading associations in the US and internationally..