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ERIC Number: ED540157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 85
Abstractor: ERIC
Professional Learning Policy Review: A Workbook for States and Districts
Killion, Joellen
Learning Forward (NJ)
Educators face significant changes today that affect their daily work lives. Chief among those changes is the national expectation that every student will graduate from high school, college and career ready. Common core state standards adopted in 46 states, as well as college- and career-ready standards established in other states, define what students are expected to know and be able to do to enter and to succeed in 21st century postsecondary education or in careers. Changes such as new educator effectiveness systems, student assessments, and accountability for student success are also underway in education systems. Such changes affect what educators do daily. Now, with the demand for more effective professional learning to prepare and support educators to meet new expectations, state and school systems leaders can seize ideal opportunities for reevaluating their current policies and practices related to professional learning. By strengthening policies and practices, education leaders increase the leverage effective professional learning exerts on the achievement of higher standards for student and educator performance. This workbook provides states and local school districts with guidance to conduct a review of existing policies related to professional learning. The review process includes discovery, analysis, recommendations for possible policy revision, and follow-up. Appendices include: (1) Initiation Phase Tools; (2) Discovery Phase Tools; (3) Analysis Phase Tools; (4) Recommendations Phase Tools; (5) Reporting Phase Tools; and (6) Follow-Up Phase Tools.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Sandler Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; MetLife Foundation
Authoring Institution: Learning Forward