Curriculum-based professional learning: An essential ingredient for strong classroom instruction

Increasingly schools are using high-quality instructional materials in their classrooms. However, to most effectively use those materials with their students, teachers need targeted professional learning. The field of curriculum-based professional learning is a young but growing field that, with some systemic changes, could ensure more teachers get the support they need, write CPRL Executive Director Elizabeth Chu and researchers Grace McCarty and Molly Gurny in the latest issue of Learning Forward's The Learning Professional journal.