21CLD Professional Conversation Guide


The Microsoft 21st Century Professional Learning Conversation Guide is intended to bridge the gap between the work of teachers as learning designers and the work of instructional leaders.

The Guide is based on an Appreciative Inquiry approach, which intentionally seeks to uncover the strengths and successes within a teacher's practice, helping to make teaching profoundly personalized -- and amplified by the appropriate use of technology.

Features of the guide

  • Semi- structured conversations built around the 21st Century Learning Design dimensions of problem solving, knowledge construction, collaboration, skilled use of ICT and communication.
  • The 21st Century Learning Design rubrics, ITL Research and the ITL Diagnostic tool (PILSR).
  • Inspiration library with examples of 'best' and 'next practice' in leveraging digital.
  • An organized space for leaders to created media-rich pages for conversation notes and evidence of impact.


OneNote Microsoft 21st Century Professional Learning Conversation Guide