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Eight ways to impact collaborative learning with
Global PD Teams

District leaders, school principals, classroom teachers—everyone plays a role, and everyone benefits when you make Global PD Teams a daily part of schoolwide or districtwide professional practice. Read on to discover eight ways this digital resource can be used by a variety of school and district leaders and community members.

  1. 1

    The entire school community can create equity among teachers with Global PD Teams, regardless of their experience. From first-year to veteran educators, all staff can be on the same page with their learning and understanding of how to improve education—from the classroom level to the school as a whole.

  2. 2

    District leadership can use Global PD Teams to reinforce specific portions of the district’s improvement plan. For example, district leaders can quickly access videos to support goals related to mission, vision, and values that are written into their strategic plans.

  3. 3

    The district guiding coalition can use Global PD Teams to help keep their work focused on the foundations of a professional learning community (PLC). The guiding coalition can easily provide specific content that is critical to the work of the district. They can also use the tool to build knowledge about work that is in progress but still lacks understanding from others. Consistent reference to the videos, reproducibles, and books available ensures ongoing efforts are appropriately aligned with the PLC process.

  4. 4

    Professional development coordinators can use Global PD Teams to help extend learning for individuals and groups in the district. When the district focuses on one aspect of PLC at Work® and strives to get better in that area, the PD coordinator can support skill building with resources from one of the eight essential competencies.

  5. 5

    The building principal can easily use videos, reproducibles, books, playlists, and mini-courses to meet a variety of staff professional development needs. The task of putting together building PD could be as easy as assigning pages to read, providing reproducibles to reflect on and complete, and using videos to reinforce a point and spark conversation among faculty.

  6. 6

    The building guiding coalition can use Global PD Teams to support and promote district and building needs. They can also use the tool strategically throughout the school year to reconnect with and emphasize content that is usually discussed at the beginning of the year, such as mission, vision, and norms. As the year progresses, Global PD Teams resources can help focus discussions on assessments, intervention, and enrichment. When the time comes to think about hiring new staff for the next year, use the tool to inform what you’re looking for in future team players in your PLC.

  7. 7

    Global PD Teams can be used by teacher team leaders as they work to provide a cohesive vision for the team, which revolves around their actual collaborative work and structures that need to be in place to support every team member.

  8. 8

    Teacher teams can use Global PD Teams resources to help with a variety of tasks, like scheduling, instruction, intervention, assessment, and mathematics. In each and every online resource within this tool, teams will find valuable information on how to collaborate, resolve problems, and grow together.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a current Global PD subscriber. How do I switch to Global PD Teams?
There is no action required. Your account will be automatically converted to Global PD Teams on July 1, 2022.

How is Global PD Teams different from Global PD?
Global PD Teams is everything you love about Global PD, but even better. With this newly redesigned tool, you’ll be able to access pathways of learning to guide you and your team to your goals. Easy navigation of the tool plus clear learning objectives make it simple to plan a step-by-step process that ensures collaborative teams learn together and demonstrate competency.

Will there be an additional cost once Global PD converts to Global PD Teams?
Your account will be converted to Global PD Teams at no additional cost until your renewal date. To learn more about your renewal options, please schedule a time with your client success manager.

Can I still purchase a mini-course or a playlist?
Individual mini-courses and playlists are no longer available for purchase. Instead, you can access our entire catalog of mini-courses and playlists with a subscription to Global PD Teams. Plus, you will have access to all of the new mini-courses and playlists that will be released throughout the year.

I don’t need 10 subscriptions. What are my options?
You may be interested in our new learning platform for individual teachers, Avanti.

Can I still purchase online coaching sessions?
Online coaching sessions are no longer available for purchase.

Want a plan for your school's specific needs? We've got you covered.

We're here to walk with you as you implement Global PD Teams at your school. Contact our client success manager for one-on-one guidance in making the most of your Global PD Teams subscription.

Schedule a meeting

Eight ways to impact collaborative learning with
Global PD Teams

District leaders, school principals, classroom teachers—everyone plays a role, and everyone benefits when you make Global PD Teams a daily part of schoolwide or districtwide professional practice. Read on to discover eight ways this digital resource can be used by a variety of school and district leaders and community members.

  1. 1

    The entire school community can create equity among teachers with Global PD Teams, regardless of their experience. From first-year to veteran educators, all staff can be on the same page with their learning and understanding of how to improve education—from the classroom level to the school as a whole.

  2. 2

    District leadership can use Global PD Teams to reinforce specific portions of the district’s improvement plan. For example, district leaders can quickly access videos to support goals related to mission, vision, and values that are written into their strategic plans.

  3. 3

    The district guiding coalition can use Global PD Teams to help keep their work focused on the foundations of a professional learning community (PLC). The guiding coalition can easily provide specific content that is critical to the work of the district. They can also use the tool to build knowledge about work that is in progress but still lacks understanding from others. Consistent reference to the videos, reproducibles, and books available ensures ongoing efforts are appropriately aligned with the PLC process.

  4. 4

    Professional development coordinators can use Global PD Teams to help extend learning for individuals and groups in the district. When the district focuses on one aspect of PLC at Work® and strives to get better in that area, the PD coordinator can support skill building with resources from one of the eight essential competencies.

  5. 5

    The building principal can easily use videos, reproducibles, books, playlists, and mini-courses to meet a variety of staff professional development needs. The task of putting together building PD could be as easy as assigning pages to read, providing reproducibles to reflect on and complete, and using videos to reinforce a point and spark conversation among faculty.

  6. 6

    The building guiding coalition can use Global PD Teams to support and promote district and building needs. They can also use the tool strategically throughout the school year to reconnect with and emphasize content that is usually discussed at the beginning of the year, such as mission, vision, and norms. As the year progresses, Global PD Teams resources can help focus discussions on assessments, intervention, and enrichment. When the time comes to think about hiring new staff for the next year, use the tool to inform what you’re looking for in future team players in your PLC.

  7. 7

    Global PD Teams can be used by teacher team leaders as they work to provide a cohesive vision for the team, which revolves around their actual collaborative work and structures that need to be in place to support every team member.

  8. 8

    Teacher teams can use Global PD Teams resources to help with a variety of tasks, like scheduling, instruction, intervention, assessment, and mathematics. In each and every online resource within this tool, teams will find valuable information on how to collaborate, resolve problems, and grow together.

Want a plan for your school's specific needs? We've got you covered.

We're here to walk with you as you implement Global PD Teams at your school. Contact our client success manager for one-on-one guidance in making the most of your Global PD Teams subscription.

Schedule a meeting

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a current Global PD subscriber. How do I switch to Global PD Teams?
There is no action required. Your account will be automatically converted to Global PD Teams on July 1, 2022.

How is Global PD Teams different from Global PD?
Global PD Teams is everything you love about Global PD, but even better. With this newly redesigned tool, you’ll be able to access pathways of learning to guide you and your team to your goals. Easy navigation of the tool plus clear learning objectives make it simple to plan a step-by-step process that ensures collaborative teams learn together and demonstrate competency.

Will there be an additional cost once Global PD converts to Global PD Teams?
Your account will be converted to Global PD Teams at no additional cost until your renewal date. To learn more about your renewal options, please schedule a time with your client success manager.

Can I still purchase a mini-course or a playlist?
Individual mini-courses and playlists are no longer available for purchase. Instead, you can access our entire catalog of mini-courses and playlists with a subscription to Global PD Teams. Plus, you will have access to all of the new mini-courses and playlists that will be released throughout the year.

I don’t need 10 subscriptions. What are my options?
You may be interested in our new learning platform for individual teachers, Avanti.

Can I still purchase online coaching sessions?
Online coaching sessions are no longer available for purchase.