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ERIC Number: ED451044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Inquiry: Effective Practices That Support Teaching and Learning in Mathematics and Science, 2000.
Stepanek, Jennifer, Ed.
This topical series is produced twice yearly and is intended to help keep school and district administrators abreast of critical issues in mathematics and science teaching and learning. Readers will find examples of and suggestions on how to support teachers as they strive to improve classroom practices and encourage student learning. This issue contains information on the characteristics of a learning community, leading a professional learning community, and establishing a professional learning community. Within the category of establishing a professional community are descriptions for developing a common focus, ensuring effective collaboration, engaging in discourse, addressing conflict, sharing professional knowledge, lesson studies, creating time for collaboration, and a resource list. (SAH)
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Mathematics and Science Education Center, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 503-275-0651; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab, Portland, OR. Mathematics and Science Education Center.