Watch this video example to see how one teacher and instructional leader engage other school leaders in a culture of learning.

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After viewing the video, think about the following questions.

  • How does Sarah “shift the cognitive load to the learner” — whether it’s the students in her classroom or administrators and fellow teachers in her professional learning session?
  • How does the collaborative learning Sarah employs in professional learning support educators’ understandings and ability to use these same practices?

Optional: Record your thoughts in the Reflection Journal and/or discuss them with your colleagues, either face-to-face or in an online community of practice.


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Join your district or county's online community of practice, or join other educators working with English learners to share ideas and resources in the California ELD Community Group.

Note: If you need a review for how to engage in online communities of practice, review the Community of Practice tutorial.