Unified Professional Learning Facilitator Page

Welcome to the Brooklyn South NYC DOE Borough Office UP Learning Site

Brooklyn South NYC DOE Borough Office, the Office of Field Support, and the other NYCDOE Borough Offices are proud to launch the Unified Professional Learning system (UP Learning). UP Learning allows any member of the Borough / Citywide Office (B/CO) community to create, publish, manage, and report on professional learning opportunities for school and field staff. Click for more information on the UP Learning system roll-out.

Types of Support Offered

Off-Site Informational Sessions (No 'Turn-Key' Expectations)

The purpose of this support is to educate about new or revised policies, procedures, curricula, and guidance from Central divisions for school personnel. There is no expectation for participants to turnkey the skills or content learned within their respective schools.

Turn-Key Professional Learning (Pull-Out Event or Series)

Turn-key professional learning focuses on the development of content, skills and best practices on a given subject over the course of one or multiple sessions. Participants receive the resources and support to effectively turn-key these ideas, practices and skills back in their schools.

School-based Informational Sessions

Similar to off-site informational sessions, the purpose of this support is to educate about new or revised policies, procedures, curricula, and guidance from Central divisions for school personnel. The most common application of this support is for B/CO-facilitated professional learning events that occur during a school's dedicated weekly PD time.

School-based Targeted Coaching or Support

This support is intended to build capacity within a single school through intensive support for administrators and/or teachers that involves several touch-points over a number of weeks. These job-embedded supports are focused around specific problems of practice.

Inter-school Support

Inter-school support provide an opportunity to highlight strong practices or allow for support around a problem of practice through inter-school visits, instructional rounds, and/or other types of partnering between schools. The intention of these supports is to share practices that further schools’ capacity to implement best practices in a particular area.

One-to-one Support

OFDC and B/CO staff also offer one-on-one, individualized support both electronically and in-person to individually discuss clarifying guidance, policy, strategies, and process.