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ERIC Number: EJ978919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
841 Square Miles of Commitment: Districtwide Plan Makes Professional Learning a Priority
Slabine, Nancy Ames
Journal of Staff Development, v33 n1 p22-27 Feb 2012
Without adequate time and resources, it is impossible for school districts and schools to support professional learning that leads to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results. That's why one of the seven new standards in Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning focuses specifically on resources. The Resources standard states: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learning. For the last eight years, Duval County (Florida) Public Schools has focused its school improvement efforts on enhancing professional learning. Although its annual budget has grown by only 9% since 2003-2004, the amount of funding for professional development has nearly doubled during that same period. As a result, teacher practice and student achievement have both improved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Florida