ERIC Number: EJ1096822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
A Learning Community of Colleagues Enhancing Practice
Visone, Jeremy D.
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v52 n2 p66-70 2016
This article shares a promising practice: collegial visits. During collegial visits, educators watch a colleague teach a lesson about a predetermined focus as a form of professional development. Educators, including the host teacher, debrief after the lesson. These visits are part of a cycle of learning that moves from theory to practice, and the model is grounded in the research about professional learning communities. Collegial visits help foster a culture of sharing and collective ownership, while empowering teacher leadership.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Collegiality, Faculty Development, Observational Learning, Training Methods
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