ERIC Number: ED518613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 21
Nurture Growth: Professional Development Rooted in Evidence Supports Teaching and Learning. NCREL's Learning Point. Volume 6, Number 4, Spring 2004
Fitzpatrick, Michele, Ed.
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
This issue focuses attention on research-based tools and professional development, illustrating how they come together in ways that support better teaching and improved learning. In the feature article, "Bringing the Picture of Classroom Instruction into Focus," author Jessica Johnson introduces a new classroom survey tool developed in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This tool, the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC), is based on extensive research conducted by Dr. Andrew Porter, now with Vanderbilt University. SEC can be used to analyze how the curriculum that is taught compares to state-specific standards and assessment. Johnson demonstrates how the tool is being used successfully by teachers at a Florida middle school and how other states, districts, and schools are putting this resource to work for deeper understanding of the impact of curriculum, instruction, and assessment on student learning. Other articles in this issue include: (1) Nurture Growth (Claudette Rasmussen, Susan Hopkins, and Michele Fitzpatrick); (2) For a Good Cause: Finding the Funding to Fuel Improvement; (3) Developing Solutions to Meet Regional Needs; (4) Building Multifaceted Relationships to Improve Student Learning (Asta Svedkauskaite); (5) From Struggle to Success: One High School's Journey to Literacy Achievement (Peggy Grant); and (6) Cornerstone of Trust Supports Authentic Professional Development (Michele Fitzpatrick).
Descriptors: Evidence, State Schools, Academic Achievement, Professional Development, Teaching Methods, Learning, Educational Research, Curriculum Development, Middle Schools, High Schools
Learning Point Associates/North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. 1120 East Diehl Road Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60563-1486. Tel: 800-356-2735; Fax: 630-649-6722; Web site: http://www.ncrel.org/
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Learning Point Associates; North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
Identifiers - Location: Florida