ERIC Number: ED489161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Improving Instruction Through Professional Learning Teams: A Guide for School Leaders
Sather, Susan E.
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)
This guide is intended as a resource for school administrators, school leadership teams, and other teacher leaders as they learn about implementing professional learning teams (PLTs) in their schools. PLTs are teams of four to six teachers who come together to help each other improve student learning by changing classroom instruction. This guide will assist school leaders in understanding and supporting the work of PLTs during the planning phase, as well as during implementation of the process. Each chapter begins with questions that serve as an organizer to inform the reader about what's covered in the chapter. Each chapter ends with a brief summary of key points, questions to guide a leadership team discussion, space for notes, recommended reading, and other resources. The appendices contain both supplementary information and tools.
Descriptors: Administrators, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Faculty Development, Program Development, Program Implementation
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 - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.