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ERIC Number: EJ965103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
A State for Excellence: New Jersey Boosts Learning Power with Online Video Resources
Duff, Victoria; Sauer, Wendy; Gleason, Sonia Caus
Journal of Staff Development, v32 n5 p30-33 Oct 2011
The New Jersey Department of Education supports all districts with a tool kit of valuable resources for planning and creating collaborative learning structures that focus on getting results for all students. This tool kit was the basis for the creation of Learning Forward's "Becoming a Learning School" (2009). The tool kit helps tremendously with the department's charge to support all schools in developing collaborative structures--even with limited capacity and shrinking budgets. But a tool kit can only go so far. Educators clamor for pictures of leadership teams engaging in curriculum and assessment work and videos of teachers using effective instructional practices to invite higher levels of learning. Success at the Core, which launched in July 2010, seemed to be a perfect complement to the tool kit. Success at the Core's draw lies in its video library of effective classroom practices and leadership teams that impact achievement. The videos aim to help educators create a new mental model--a way of picturing how practices can look in schools that have improved achievement over time, with at least one-third Title I eligible students. The videos tell a story of how effective practices evolve and how students, teachers, and administrators together enliven those practices. Success at the Core marries the benefits of technology and Learning Forward's definition of professional development.
Learning Forward. 504 South Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056. Tel: 513-523-6029; Fax: 513-523-0638; e-mail: NSDCoffice@nsdc.org; Web site: http://www.learningforward.org/news/jsd/index.cfm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey