ERIC Number: ED489160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Improving Instruction through Professional Learning Teams: A Guide for Facilitators. Teachers Learning Together
Abel, Jerian; Raphael, Jacqueline; Sather, Susan
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)
This document is a resource developed for educators trained in the Professional Learning Team (PLT) process by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL). The PLT process is a research-based model for effective schoolwide professional development that results in teachers changing their instructional practices. This publication provides guidance and resources to facilitators as they help school staff plan and implement PLTs. In the PLT process, teachers examine student data and current instructional practices and identify and implement research-based instructional practices most likely to increase student learning. The process occurs during one to two years of inquiry facilitated through eight sessions that are conducted during professional development days and additional reserved work time for teachers.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Educational Change, Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration, Research Utilization, Program Development, Program Implementation, Guides, Inquiry
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 503-275-9515; Web site: http://www.nwrel.org/nwedu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A