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Professional Circles
The Professional Circles program provides teachers with structured time for reflection on their classroom practices. The program empowers teachers to take responsibility for identifying and satisfying their needs for professional growth, and establishes a formal support process for sharing expertise and for problem-solving through group processes.

Advantages of Professional Circles

Professional Circles provide a time for teachers to plan, share and engage in collaborative problem solving, thereby reducing teacher isolation and improving instruction.

Features of Professional Circles

They are purposeful and connected to standards and assessments for both teachers and students. Each group identifies and describes the types of changes that might be accomplished. Participants collect and share information that will help them identify activities most beneficial to meeting identified outcomes.

Active participation is expected of all participants.