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Lieberman, Ann; Miller, Lynne – Journal of Staff Development, 2016
As they write about the Learning Communities standard in "Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Communities," authors Ann Lieberman and Lynne Miller consider why communities have gained widespread attention and support and summarize the established research base about them. They also describe three contexts in…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Professional Continuing Education, Educational Practices
Mindich, Dan; Lieberman, Ann – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2012
Teacher professional development is one of the most powerful influences on student achievement, and professional learning communities can be an excellent vehicle for high-quality PD. Mindich and Lieberman examine ways to implement effective PLCs. Education research has found that collegial work is connected to teachers' professional growth and…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Collegiality, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change
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Lieberman, Ann; Pointer Mace, Desiree – Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
We propose that the advent and ubiquity of new media tools and social networking resources provide a means for professional, networked learning to "scale up." We preface our discussion with a review of research that has led us to argue for professional learning communities, document the policies and practices of professional development…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Social Networks, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Lieberman, Ann; Mace, Desiree H. Pointer – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
This paper describes the signature role played by accomplished, experienced teachers in professional learning communities, and the importance that these practitioners make their teaching public and shared. In so doing, the authors describe how accomplished practices can be shared between classrooms and between practitioners with varying levels of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Communities of Practice, Teacher Leadership