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DeLong, Douglas J. – Principal Leadership, 2008
Having professional learning communities in place enables teachers and staff members to provide targeted assistance to students who need it. This article discusses Chardon (Ohio) High School's professional learning community program which provides time and support for students and teachers. Through the program, the teachers meet every week during…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Collaboration, Resource Allocation, Educational Strategies
Turner, Maryalice B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This observational study explored the connections between collaborative teacher learning communities as related to teacher efficacy in the largest high schools in Ohio. These communities are typically called Small Learning Communities and Professional Learning Communities. Small Learning Communities are usually created with academic content area…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
Hewitt, Kimberly Kappler; Weckstein, Daniel K. – School Administrator, 2012
One of the biggest obstacles to overcome in creating and sustaining an administrative professional learning community (PLC) is time. Administrators are constantly deluged by the tyranny of the urgent. It is a Herculean task to carve out time for PLCs, but it is imperative to do so. In this article, the authors describe how an administrative PLC…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Problem Solving, Communities of Practice, Brainstorming
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Asher, Asha; Nichols, Joy D. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2016
The article uses a case study to illustrate transdisciplinary perspectives on facilitating emergent literacy skills of Elsa, a primary grade student with autism. The study demonstrates how a professional learning community implemented motor, sensory, and speech/language components to generate a classroom model supporting emergent literacy skills.…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Occupational Therapy, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach
Bachman, Karen S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation is the result of research which examined the implementation of professional learning communities in a primary school. Professional learning communities or PLCs are groups of educators coming together collaboratively in a process of inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. While there were…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teaching Methods, Scientific Research, Action Research
Giles-Weeks, Veda – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Age related demographic changes, within public school organizations are resulting in leadership challenges in leveraging organizational knowledge across four unique generational cohorts. Competitive success within schools has linkages to organizational cohesiveness and knowledge management (KM). Generational cohorts maintain values affecting…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Leadership Styles, Communities of Practice, Knowledge Management
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D'Alessandro, John; Sorenson, Tim; Homoelle, Bradley; Hodun, Tony – Science Teacher, 2014
Reading is critical for scientific thinking. It is a foundation for many of the skills in which scientists and engineers must be proficient, such as conducting research, developing informed conjectures, and engaging in reasoned argument (NRC 2012). Yet, students frequently find science reading difficult, time-consuming, and frustrating. Strategies…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods, Scientific Research
Grashel, Mark A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this single case study was to examine a grant-funded program of professional development (PD) at a small rural high school in Ohio. Evidence has shown that the current model of technology professional development in-service sessions has had little impact on classroom technology integration. This PD program focused on 21st Century…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Technology Integration, Case Studies, Educational Technology
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2007
This paper is a response to a request asking for information on professional learning communities (PLCs) and their effect on teachers, students, and school culture. In order to respond to the request, a search for articles related to the subject was conducted using combinations of words such as "professional learning communities,"…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Research, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
Argento-Smith, Constance A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The specific focus of this action research study was to improve the institutional process for preservice teacher candidates in diversity awareness. A diversity workshop intervention was designed to help prepare nonminority teacher candidates to work with demographically diverse populations in P-12 classrooms. The study was conducted at a private,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Diversity (Institutional), Workshops
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
Paulmann, Greg – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Job embedded professional development in the K-12 education setting has long been discussed and debated. This study builds on standards of critical reflection and thinking using the National Institute for Excellence in Education's Teacher Advancement Program's master teacher model as a conduit between theory and practice. A study of professional…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Tozer, Steven; Horsley, Heather – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
In this chapter, the authors discuss how the previous chapters has provided so much insight into the ongoing research on professional development of physical education teachers. They further discuss that the introduction of new professional development resources, provided in collaboration with a research university, has allowed teachers to form…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Faculty Development
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McIntosh, Julie; White, Sandra H. – American Secondary Education, 2006
A pivotal point for students is the transition from middle school to high school. Students will decide during the first few weeks of their freshman year if they intend to continue their high school education (Hertzog & Morgan, 1999). This article provides the reader with the research surrounding this transition year, programs and practices…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Freshmen, Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness
Higgs-Horwell, Melissa; Schwelik, Jennifer – Library Media Connection, 2007
As librarians work to prepare themselves and their colleagues to function in the rapidly growing world of information they often find themselves feeling alone and overwhelmed. One group of Ohio school librarians took on the daunting challenge of keeping up with the continually changing world of information technology and together developed an…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Librarians, School Libraries, Interactive Video