You've just found your new comprehensive guide to designing powerful professional learning! - Maybe you've run out of fresh ideas to help teachers improve their instructional practice. Maybe you need some help to feel as though your PLCs, coaching and workshops are making an impact. You've picked up the right book! Isabel Sawyer and Marisa Ramirez-Stukey have studied the research on effective professional learning from the past 25 years and distilled these findings into this practical guide for the numerous roles of educators charged with supporting teachers. Readers will learn to construct a multi-year implementation framework and also: 1. Facilitative techniques that support powerful professional learning; 2. Planning tools to shift instruction at the school and district level; 3. Functional characteristics of a successful facilitator able to combine content and context of learning. Full of protocols, strategies, and case studies, this book dissects the key components of professional learning, like coherence, connections, and content, and examines each through an evidence-based lens.