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Mundschenk, Nancy A.; Fuchs, Wendy W. – SRATE Journal, 2016
Models of response to intervention (RtI) are being widely implemented in schools across the country in order to increase effective teaching and remove barriers to student learning. The implementation of RtI is greatly facilitated when teachers and staff see themselves as a professional learning community (PLC). This article begins with an…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Success, Sustainability, Response to Intervention
Custable, Wendy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research study examines how Illinois public high school Career and Technical Education educational leaders employ best practices in providing all students rigorous, relevant, and equitable learning experiences within a professional learning community structure. This study utilized a mixed method two-tier case study methodology. Tier one…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Career Education, Technical Education, Public Schools
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Many, Tom; King, Dennis – Journal of Staff Development, 2008
How do some school districts not only attain excellence but sustain it over time in the face of remarkable challenges? Two districts--Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kansas, and Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois--have managed to do just that by functioning as professional…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement
Story, Zenobia N. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of the study was to assess the impact that professional learning communities (PLCs) have on student achievement. Through this study, the statewide performance results of a school district that implemented PLCs were examined. This study of an Illinois school district's statewide assessment results served as a foundation for further…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence
Hamos, James E.; Bergin, Kathleen B.; Maki, Daniel P.; Perez, Lance C.; Prival, Joan T.; Rainey, Daphne Y.; Rowell, Ginger H.; VanderPutten, Elizabeth – Science Educator, 2009
This article looks at how professional learning communities (PLCs) have become an operational approach for professional development with potential to de-isolate the teaching experience in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The authors offer a short synopsis of the intellectual origins of PLCs, provide multiple…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Communities of Practice, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Harnisch, Delwyn L.; Comstock, Sharon L.; Bruce, Bertram C. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
The development of critical scientific literacy in primary and secondary school classrooms requires authentic inquiry with a basis in the real world. Pairing scientists with educators and employing informatics and visualization tools are two successful ways to achieve this. This article is based on rich data collected over eight years from middle…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Science, Middle Schools
Parsi, Ace – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2015
Education is a $600 billion-a-year enterprise, but the investments states make in education will not benefit students unless they are physically and mentally present in the classroom. Too many students are not. In this report, the National Association of State Boards of Education asks policymakers to promote student engagement through a suite of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Role, Parent Role, Community Role
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Servais, Kristine; Derrington, Mary Lynne; Sanders, Kellie – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
The Professional Learning Community (PLC) model has moved to the forefront in the field of education as one of the most effective frameworks to improve student achievement and overall school success. The research conducted for this paper provides evidence for systemic and action based improvement using the PLC model in four diverse venues:…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Communities of Practice, Principals, Instructional Leadership
Honawar, Vaishali – Education Week, 2008
Teacher collaboration is hailed as one of the most effective ways to improve student learning, and one high school in Illinois is often credited with perfecting the concept. This article features Adlai E. Stevenson High School which was one of the first in the U.S. to embrace what are known as professional learning communities. The professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Cooperation, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness
Thomas, Steven James – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 has created a system, which potentially labeled 82% of US school as "failing" in 2011. Consequences for failing schools go beyond public ostracism to the release of numerous staff and school leaders or the closing of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Communities of Practice, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Hodes, Carol L.; Foster, John C.; Pritz, Sandra G.; Kelley, Patricia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
As part of a multiyear research study on the preparation of educators to use assessment data for instructional improvement, the present study is a pilot test of a research-based professional development intervention for career-technical teachers. Forty-eight educators at nine sites in five states participated in a 1-day workshop followed by…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Mentors, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Workshops
Sloan, Kay; Pereira-Leon, Maura; Honeyford, Michelle – New Leaders for New Schools (NJ1), 2010
In 2009-10, New Leaders for New Schools partnered with the Perspectives Charter School Network in Chicago to pilot an innovative leadership development program for principals. The program is part of the Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) initiative, which was created by New Leaders in 2006 to identify, reward, and share effective…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Principals, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
Pettet, Kent Lloyd – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the educator's perception of the optimal professional development experience. Research studies have concluded that the biggest indicator to predict student achievement is teacher effectiveness (Aaronson, Barrow, & Sander, 2007; Marzano, 2003; Sanders & Horn, 1998; Wong 2001). Guskey…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Teacher Surveys
Rourke, James; Boone, Elizabeth – Principal Leadership, 2009
Inspiring students to become teachers and community leaders is a goal of Douglas Taylor School's leadership team. A feeling of continuity and connection are important to the school, which opened in the 19th century. Housed in a beautiful old school building in Chicago's South Side, Douglas Taylor School contains grades preK-8. To maintain the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, School Buildings, School Safety, Discipline
Baccellieri, Patrick H. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This case study offers an in-depth look at how one school achieved change in its culture and in its approach to curriculum and instruction. The unit of analysis for this single case study is South Loop Elementary School (SLES) and the time period is from August 2002 to June of 2007, during which SLES students demonstrated sharply improved…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Achievement Tests
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