ERIC Number: ED485208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
A Facilitator's Guide to Professional Learning Teams Creating On-the-Job Opportunities for Teachers to Learn and Grow.
US Department of Education
Professional development research suggests that teachers learn best from and with each other in ongoing, job-embedded activities. "A Facilitator's Guide to Professional Learning Teams" provides a way of engaging school faculties in sustained, onsite professional development that builds capacity and collegiality, improves teaching quality, and focuses on student achievement. This practical "how-to" guide will provide facilitators with field-tested tools and procedures for establishing and maintaining professional learning teams in schools. Among the suggestions and resources the reader will find are ideas and activities for organizing Professional Learning Teams, analyzing data, setting goals, guiding teams through successful meetings, sustaining team momentum, and monitoring team progress and effectiveness.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration, Data Analysis, Collegiality, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, Greensboro, NC.