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LINCspring

LINCSPRING transformative professional development

Ongoing Learning and Coaching

LINCspring

LINCspring is an easy-to-use, online professional learning solution that brings educators together and guides them through reflection and hands-on practice in facilitating 21st-century learning. Loaded with over 100 hours of learning experiences for teachers and leaders and dozens of strategies from real classroom teachers, LINCspring delivers an engine of generativity for your school.

Conventional online learning systems are designed for content delivery, not transformation. As a result, they have generated little to no shift in mindset and practice among educators. LINCspring has been designed from the ground up around transformative adult learning, rooted in self-reflection, embedded practice, and ongoing coaching and collaboration. This approach is rooted in over 15 years of research from Stanford University on highly effective professional learning.

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The Magic of LINCspring

LINCspring echoes our research-based approach to teacher transformation: Reflect, Tinker, and Grow. LINCspring learning modules, called Cycles(R), reflect this approach which quickly enables teachers to learn new skills and immediately transfer those to new classroom practices. The complete list of LINCspring Cycles is located here.

Features

  • Reflect

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    LINCspring Cycles guide educators in critical contemplation of their current practices and envisioned paths. This is achieved through Pre- and Post-Cycle Reflections, which are the foundations of our platform.

  • Tinker

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    LINCspring Templates provide suggested Lesson Flows and Multimedia Resources to mix and match for job-embedded development of new teaching practices. Teachers tinker with something new, try it out, and then reflect on their experience.

  • Grow

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    LINCspring Playlists allow users to personalize their professional growth path. LINCspring Community provides a space for users to talk with other educators. It will become your inspired destination to share resources, organize PLC work, and get support.

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A Robust Toolkit of Supports

A Robust Toolkit of Supports

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    Make-and-Take Cycles

    Use a planning template and resources to try a new strategy.

  • Live Coaching

    Get help from a coach right when you need it via live chat and call features.

  • PLC Groups

    Organize PLCs through groups and differentiated playlists.

  • Community

    Discuss cycles and share resources with peers to empower community.

  • Personalized Playlists

    Choose your cycles to customize your professional learning pathways.

  • Goals & Badges

    Set individual and group goals to earn badges and certifications.

  • Customizability

    Create your own cycles for all your organization’s PD needs.

  • Interoperability

    Easy sign-on and file management through platform integration.

  • Dashboard

    Reports and user data are shared through a simple dashboard to support users.

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Recognition & Awards

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From the ISTE Findings Report:
LINCspring is an exemplary professional development platform for school communities looking to implement a blended learning environment and integrate 21st Century skills and strategies into classroom practice. The hybrid model of face-to-face, synchronous online support, asynchronous activities, combined with powerful collaboration tools facilitates not only the adoption of new teaching practice, but the creation of a sustainable professional learning community. The consistent organization of ‘cycles’ models best practices in professional development with content that is research-based presented in a supportive, inclusive, nonthreatening structure that promotes the ‘trying out’ of new ideas.The ISTE Standards for Educators and related indicators are both explicitly demonstrated in the activities and tasks, but also in the wording and presentation of content. There is a thread of the ISTE Standards for Educators woven throughout the platform, modeling the indicators while also providing practice in implementing the standards in the participants’ classrooms.

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States approve LINCspring for Continuing Professional Education Credits
LINCspring is now an approved provider of continuing professional development in New York, Maryland, and Texas! If you are an educator or leader in those states, you can now earn credits toward your licensure requirements with LINCspring. Our LINC team is available to answer all of your questions! Please feel free to reach out to us at info@linclearning.com.

The Learning Alliance and EdSurge released a report on Learning Management Systems, supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. It explores the essential components of adult learning platforms. Click on the “Explore” links to dive into where LINCspring is highlighted in each area of the report. LINCspring is featured prominently in Active Learning, Connection, and Personalization.