ERIC Number: EJ1124681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Neighbors Make Great Learning Partners: 4 Texas Districts Work Together to Build Strong Professional Learning Systems
Psencik, Kay; Ebell, Steven; McCulley, Lisa V.
Journal of Staff Development, v37 n6 p22-27 Dec 2016
When school district leaders attend instructional sessions about professional learning, they might take away a few ideas and strategies they want to try. But when experts provide those districts with ongoing coaching, the educators are more likely to gain the ability to create strong professional learning systems that benefit all educators. That is the shift taking place in four south-east Texas school districts working as part of a three-year initiative to improve professional learning in their districts. Clear Creek Independent School District, Friendswood Independent School District, Santa Fe Independent School District, and Galveston Independent School District--all in Galveston County--became part of Galveston County Learning Leaders in spring 2015 when Learning Forward launched the project with a grant from the Houston Endowment. This article introduces how four southeast Texas school districts are working together as part of a three-year initiative to improve professional learning in their districts. The community is based on the concept that districts benefit when they can share knowledge with each other.
Descriptors: School Districts, Professional Education, Faculty Development, Educational Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Educational Improvement, Educational Benefits, Information Dissemination, Shared Resources and Services, Communities of Practice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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