For 20 years, CDL has been a trusted source of specialized professional learning services for educators – teachers, principals, teacher leaders, related specialists, paraprofessionals, and parents. CDL professional learning is aligned with Learning Forward’s Standards for Staff Development.
The goal of CDL’s professional learning services is to help educators develop and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that their students learn to higher levels. Using an on-the-ground, in-the-trenches approach, we advance teacher effectiveness by providing educators with professional learning that is specific and relevant to students’ and teachers’ needs in the following core areas.
The professional learning uses varied formats and media, focuses on teaching and learning of specific content, applies research on change, connects to practice, sustains support, and builds strong working relationships among staff to solve student learning issues. We work with individual educators, small groups of educators, entire school faculties, and with district-wide capacity-building initiatives.
CDL’s professional learning follows a student-driven ongoing process. The Professional Learning Cycle of Continuous Improvement summarizes CDL’s professional growth actions that yield increased student learning.
CDL’s professional learning is implemented by a cadre of local, national, and international experts, including literacy specialists, math specialists, early childhood specialists, leadership specialists, learning interventionists, psychologists, and speech and language pathologists.