ERIC Number: EJ915881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Using Supportive Team Building to Promote Improved Instruction, Student Achievement, and Collaboration in an Urban Professional Development School
Beaty-O'Ferrall, Mary Ellen; Johnson, Francine W.
School-University Partnerships, v4 n1 p56-64 Spr 2010
In this article, we provide a description of a unique model of teaching and learning, developed at an urban professional development school. We focus on an intensive collaboration between members of a high school mathematics department and one university faculty member, who collaborated to raise student test scores and build solidarity as a team. We describe the steady and committed manner in which all members worked to ensure improved student learning and create rich models for teaching, learning, and collaboration, identified as the heart of an effective professional development school.
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Team Training, Urban Schools, Teamwork, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Achievement Gains, Mathematics Achievement, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs, Program Development, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Supplementary Education
National Association for Professional Development Schools. College of Education University of South Carolina, Wardlaw 252, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-1515; Fax: 803-777-3035; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.napds.org/school_university_partnerships.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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