In education, research indicates teaching quality and school leadership are two of the most important factors in raising student achievement. For teachers and school district leaders to be as effective as possible, continuous professional learning geared to increase and expand content knowledge and enhance instructional skills is imperative to implement best educational practices. Educators’ commitment to continuous professional learning is monumental when it comes to student achievement. Superintendents, school administrators, directors, teacher leaders, and teachers share responsibility in professional development strategies and attainment proven to strengthen educators’ performance levels. LearningForward.org is an international association of educational leaders committed to the K-12
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Why Professional Development Matters.
Transitional Mathematics Professional Learning Opportunities
To assist in the implementation of Transitional Mathematics, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is creating the following opportunities for professional learning.
An updated library of informational webinars will be available in January 2020. The webinars will be approximately 10-20 minutes in length covering specific topics within Transitional Math such as overview, the pathways, advising, resources, and portability. The webinars will be available on the state’s Transitional Math website located at
In addition to the webinar series, ISBE will offer a series of transitional math professional learning modules on-line for instructors, administrators, and counselors. Professional development hours are available per request upon completion.
ISBE is also available to provide in-person professional learning upon request with districts, teacher and curriculum leaders, community college partners, regional offices of education, and other groups such as education for employment (EFE) systems interested in learning about transitional math instruction and implementation.
All professional learning opportunities and resources offered through ISBE are
of charge. For additional information or to request a professional learning experience from ISBE, please e-mail
Classrooms in Action is a small team of content specialists who develop K-12 resources for classroom teachers on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. On this page you will be informed of resources in the various areas including the content areas, learning supports, technology, family engagement and more. Illinois has thousands of classroom teachers who work incredibly hard to educate our students in communities statewide. Their goal is to ensure all teachers have multiple ways to access resources.