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Professional Learning

Does your district need support with the implementation of high-quality instructional materials? The Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG) is an online, vetted list of organizations that provide effective professional learning (PL) services aligned to high-quality instructional materials in ELA, Math, and Science.

After selecting a curriculum, districts can use the PLPG to select PL partners who have curriculum-specific expertise to support MA educators as they launch and implement high-quality instructional materials. The PLPG currently features over thirty professional learning partners who provide curriculum-aligned PL services to MA schools and districts, servicing nearly 70% of CURATE-rated and reviewed materials. The PLPG can be found at Professional Learning Partner Guide.

For current grants and opportunities around Professional Learning, see Current Grants and Opportunities section above.

Why Does High Quality Professional Learning Matter?

High-quality instructional materials have an increased positive impact on student learning when paired with curriculum-specific, ongoing professional learning. The Professional Learning Partner Guide, published by Rivet Education, is a valuable resource that supports the informed implementation of high-quality, curriculum-aligned PL.

For additional information about DESE's partnership with Rivet Education and the PLPG, please reach out to .

Last Updated: January 12, 2022

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