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ERIC Number: EJ832398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Ambassadors of Learning: Teachers' Enthusiasm Builds Momentum for District's Long-Running Program
von Frank, Valerie
Journal of Staff Development, v30 n2 p24-26, 28, 30 Spr 2009
This article describes how a long-term commitment to job-embedded professional development creates a culture of continuous learning in one Michigan district. In Holt Public Schools, every Wednesday is time for teachers' professional development, and that means the students' day is shorter by two hours to allow it. Through two decades and three superintendents, Holt has stuck with a system of job-embedded professional learning time that many individual schools, never mind districts, find hard to get started. What has sustained the system is a culture in which teachers have claimed their time and created the support they needed both in the community and within a state with a tradition of strong teachers unions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan