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ERIC Number: EJ1107598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Establish Time for Learning: Finding Time to Collaborate Takes Creativity and Commitment
Killion, Joellen
Journal of Staff Development, v37 n3 p26-31 Jun 2016
The major challenge with time is finding it. Current school-day schedules and school-year calendars are leaner than ever because of budget reductions. States and districts have implemented furlough days to balance lean-and-mean budgets that show no sign of improving. Few are willing to take the leap toward reducing instructional time to improve learning because of the illogical nature of that proposition. Yet across the nation and around the globe, instances exist where increasing time for educator collaborative professional learning that incorporates developing and analyzing assessment data, instructional planning, designing and implementing interventions, giving and receiving feedback, and reflecting on practice has positively influenced student achievement. The logic is simple: Better instruction leads to better learning. This article offers the "Learning Forward" workbook to guide districts and schools as they develop, vet, and implement recommendations for increasing collaborative learning time for educators, and then evaluate the effectiveness of the change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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