"Show Me What It Looks Like": Building Accelerated Classrooms with a Professional Learning Cohort

While all teachers in South Carolina's Chesterfield County School District will experience professional learning on their new RISE instructional model this year, a small group of teachers will take part in something extra. Chesterfield has launched its RISE Teacher Leader cohort with two goals in mind: to grow "resident experts" on the instructional model in each of their 16 schools, and to quickly get a group of "accelerated classrooms" up and running in order to show the rest of the district what RISE looks like in action. The RISE Teacher Leaders will meet monthly to extend what they've learned in Modern Teacher PL modules and share strategies.

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Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Wendy Folsom kicks off a meeting of the RISE Teacher Leaders.