ERIC Number: EJ726630
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Publication Date: 2005-Oct
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Building a Learning Community of Senior Staff
Schnitzer, Denise K.
School Administrator, v62 n9 p46 Oct 2005
One of the current education "buzz phrases" speaks to the creation of professional learning communities to build the capacity of staff. Learning organizations are described as "where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together." Now more commonly known in K-12 education as professional learning communities, these groups are characterized as teachers and administrators who continuously seek and share learning and then act on what they learn. This article discusses the professional development activities engaged by the Norfolk, Va., Public Schools' Leadership Learning Team towards moving the work of the district forward.
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, School Districts, Public Schools, Brainstorming, Discourse Communities, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Reading Materials
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia