Division of Professional Learning
The Division of Professional Learning includes the Offices of Culturally Responsive Instruction, Educational Technology, Instructional Facilitators, Leadership Development, and Professional Learning. The Division of Professional Learning strives to build the capacity of staff in growing their knowledge, skills, and expertise in order to impact student learning, student experience, and student engagement. We facilitate alignment between division priorities and classroom practices. Our focus is on deeper learning, culturally responsive instruction, the Profile of a Graduate and 5 Cs, leadership development, and instructional technology practices. We believe and engage in a culture of coaching in order to develop high levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility, and interdependence.
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Culturally Responsive Instruction
The Culturally Responsive Instruction Office collaborates to provide LCPS staff professional learning, guidance to ensure a Welcoming, Inclusive & Affirming Environment, Inclusive Curriculum & Assessment and Engagement & Challenge Through Deeper Learning for all LCPS students. These are the components of the LCPS Culturally Responsive Framework, a guiding document for our work. Our collaborative approach with LCPS educators develops staff capacity to promote equitable and culturally responsive environments that positively impact every student.
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The Educational Technology office provides support to district initiatives that improve teaching and learning through the meaningful integration of instructional technologies. The Educational Technology Team, along with the Instructional Facilitators of Technology (IFTs) in each school, provide professional development to ensure that teachers have the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage the technologies available in their classroom. For more information click here.
Instructional Facilitator ProgramThe Instructional Facilitator Program in Loudoun County Public Schools supports teachers and teams in all elementary and middle schools to enhance teacher practice and student learning. For more information click here.
Work with new administrators through orientation events, professional learning, new principal cohorts, mentoring, and support services academies. This includes on-site visits with administrators to assist in their transition to the principalship. Support for the principal pipeline through partnerships with The College of William & Mary for a Master Cohort in Educational Leadership, GMU for a LCPS Education Leadership Master’s Cohort and GW for a LCPS Post-Master’s Administrative Certificate, and Future Leaders Program. In addition, the office of Leadership Development provides current LCPS leaders professional development through a variety of offerings.
Mentoring & Coaching
The mission of the Mentoring and Coaching Program is to support, empower, and retain teachers who positively impact student learning and development.
The LCPS Mentoring and Coaching Program supports every novice teacher across all grade levels and content areas by providing a mentor and an instructional coach.
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Professional LearningThe LCPS professional learning program aligns an individual staff member's personal and professional growth with student learning needs and the district Mission and Goals. The policies, programs, and practices support formal and informal opportunities to build a culture of lifelong learning to ensure a climate for success. For more information click here.