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ERIC Number: EJ1124752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Goals: Coherence and Relevance: 3 Districts Focus on Quality of Professional Learning
Jacobson, Linda
Journal of Staff Development, v37 n6 p16-17, 21 Dec 2016
For more than a century, teachers in Tennessee's Loudon County School District have come together before the start of the school year for a professional development day. For the first time this year, professional learning in the district will be based at each individual school -- a result of the district's use of a new rubric, which states that professional learning should relate to the goals of learning communities, be supported by an administrator, and be useful to teachers in their classrooms. Principals were introduced to the rubric during an administrator academy over the summer. This article describes how Loudon County and Shelby County school districts in Tennessee and Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut worked to build a professional learning system that is coherent and relevant to teachers, meaning that the learning is useful, timely, and related to their practice in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee; Connecticut
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