Standard 5: Learning Designs
Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes.
Core Elements of this Standard
Tools for Understanding
Elaboration of the Standard:
Learning Forward, our parent organization, has taken the time to elaborate or expand this standard on their website. To access this, click on this link:
Innovation Configuration (IC) Maps: Innovation Configuration (IC) maps describe in behavioral terms what each standard looks like in practice. These tools facilitate and accelerate implementation of each standard by identifying what actions key education stakeholders take in support of each standard. The IC Maps are available for purchase through the Learning Forward Bookstore at