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ERIC Number: EJ915130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
The Light Bulb Clicks on: Consultants Help Teachers, Administrators, and Coaches See the Value of Learning Teams
Tobia, Ed; Chauvin, Ramona; Lewis, Dale; Hammel, Patti
Journal of Staff Development, v32 n1 p22-25, 29 Feb 2011
Sometimes partners find one another when they're not looking. In South Carolina, education leaders at Georgetown County School District were seeking only information when they attended a workshop sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Education. The two-day learning experience, provided by SEDL, a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, guided participants through a structured approach that clearly defines the work of professional learning teams. Patti Hammel, the district's executive director for student performance and federal programs, and Michael Caviris, a middle school principal, grew increasingly excited as they listened. The approach was exactly what their district had been seeking: a way to capitalize on efforts already under way to help teachers work more collaboratively. This article describes how educators in South Carolina found what they didn't know they were looking for through a partnership focused on collaborative professional learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina