4 Cornerstones of Professional Learning

| February 13, 2019

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Learning Forward's latest whitepaper, 4 Cornerstones of Professional Learning, highlights four critical elements for educators to emphasize to ensure professional learning achieves.

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Spear is one of the most respected companies in continuing education for dentists, leading the way with an exceptional curriculum, inspired faculty and on-demand learning.Every year thousands of dentists from all over the world come to Spear’s Scottsdale, Ariz. campus to attend workshops and seminars and master new skills. Spear Online makes our education available on any Internet-enabled device, with new content added every week. Our Patient Education platform helps patients understand conditions and procedures with non-intimidating, high-definition animations proven to boost case acceptance. On the exclusive-to-doctors Spear TALK online discussion forum, clinicians post questions, share best practices, tips and tactics for professional growth. Spear also offers turnkey-style Study Clubs for peer-to-peer learning in a dentist’s own community. Finally, our exclusive Faculty Club is a community of like-minded dentists dedicated to continued learning, professional growth and providing th

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