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ERIC Number: EJ1043698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Partners "in" Achievement: Synergy Fuels Growth in Literacy and Student Engagement
James, Wendy; Derksen, Dave; Alcorn, Kerry
Journal of Staff Development, v35 n5 p36-39, 49 Oct 2014
Saskatoon Public Schools made the decision 10 years ago to undertake major changes in how it supports professional learning. The district began with two major priorities: increasing literacy in elementary schools and transforming high schools to increase student engagement. The district appointed a facilitator for each priority in central office, and thus began a process of building new structures and processes for professional learning. To bring tighter focus to improving student learning, the district undertook two key strategies to enhance instructional leadership. The first was to construct the Leadership for Learning framework. The second was to revise existing practices for assessing teachers, moving to a somewhat localized version of Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching, known in the district as Assessment for Teaching. The end goal of both strategies is to improve student achievement and engagement through developing instructional leadership across the district. Related changes soon followed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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