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ERIC Number: EJ1026815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: N/A
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Checks and Balances: Built-In Data Routines Monitor the Impact of Boston's Teacher Leader Program
Berg, Jill Harrison; Bosch, Christina A.; Lessin-Joseph, Nina; Souvanna, Phomdaen
Journal of Staff Development, v34 n5 p24-29 Oct 2013
This article describes the Boston Teacher Leadership Certificate program created to expand teachers' capacity for teacher leadership roles. The professional learning was designed to strengthen teachers' leadership skills while also paying attention to whether and under what conditions they were more successful in their roles. To monitor the program's impact, the Boston Teacher Leadership Certificate program used four data routines: comparing pre-and post-course surveys, analyzing exit slips, reviewing online discussions, and looking together at student work. These routines supported collaborative inquiry, shared ownership for the quality of the work, and learning at all levels. At the end of the professional learning, 95% of course participants indicated that the course would improve their ability to have a positive impact on others' teaching practice, and 91% felt that the course would have a positive impact on their own teaching practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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