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Shasteen, James L., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the extent to which teachers in one high performing Southwestern Pennsylvania Middle School view the model and use of Professional Learning Community teams in their school with an existing survey instrument. Twenty-three of twenty-four teachers participated in this voluntary mail survey. The researcher used…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, High Achievement, Middle School Students, Communities of Practice
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Research has shown that certain ways of teaching can make a difference in whether students learn standards-based content. Many strategies have proven to be effective in teaching literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. These strategies have facilitated blending academic and career/technical subjects to make learning more meaningful for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Reading Instruction
Wiestling, Troy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This quantitative study investigated self-perception of elementary school principals' leadership practices and the impact of these practices on developing and fostering a professional learning community within their schools. Fifty-nine elementary school principals, from school districts located in south central Pennsylvania, participated in this…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Transformational Leadership, Leadership, Principals
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Hopkins, Ami Patel; Rulli, Carolyn; Schiff, Daniel; Fradera, Marina – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
Network building vitally impacts career development, but in few professions does it impact daily practice more than in teaching. Teacher networks, known as professional learning communities, communities of practice, peer learning circles, virtual professional communities, as well as other names, play a unique and powerful role in education. In…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Network Analysis, Educational History, Educational Research
Stollar, Lori J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study of a suburban school district in south central Pennsylvania employed a mixed method design to explore teachers' perceptions of their professional learning community (PLC) and the impact of such on teaching effectiveness and student learning. Perceptual data was collected through the Learning Community Culture Indicator (LCCI) teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Suburban Schools, School Districts
Yasher, Ronald J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The "No Child Left Behind Act" has profoundly impacted public schools throughout our country. All school personnel must work together thoughtfully and diligently to address the mandates set forth by this federal law. As reforms are initiated and instructional programs are restructured, this qualitative multiple-case study examines…
Descriptors: Observation, Communities of Practice, Case Studies, Educational Legislation
Gildea, Robert J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The leader, more than any other individual in an organization, has a profound impact upon that organization's success. Whether in the business sector or public education, it is nearly impossible for an organization to acquire and sustain success without strong leadership. Many businesses go to great lengths to develop individuals with leadership…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Training, Mentors
Stratton, Mary P. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Novice special education teachers have become an integral part of the public and private school systems throughout Pennsylvania. This mixed-methods research study explored the expertise and preparedness of current novice special education teachers. A combination of an electronic survey questionnaire and phone and face-to-face interviews were…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Beginning Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading Readiness
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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
Principal Leadership, 2013
In 2003, Southmoreland was a seventh- and eighth-grade junior high school in the warning category under NCLB for failing to make adequate yearly progress. Scores on state tests were grim--only 39% of the students were proficient or advanced in math and 55% in reading. Two years later, the combined improvement in reading and math scores resulted in…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Instructional Leadership, Principals, High Achievement
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Schiff, Daniel; Herzog, Liza; Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth; Iannuccilli, Lauren Thum – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
Teacher collaboration has become an increasingly important lever for school improvement efforts. This is especially true in high need urban districts, which struggle with capacity building in the face of significant teacher turnover, major shifts in curriculum and instruction, and scarce resources. This paper employs a mixed methods approach to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Urban Schools
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Hall, Pete; Harris, Rick – Journal of Staff Development, 2008
In the Washoe County School District (WCSD), in Reno, Nevada, school leaders climb a steep ladder from the moment they contemplate a career in administration. Fortunately, they are supported at each step in the process, thanks to the Principals' Academy. This approach helps principals fulfill their critical mission of providing a link between…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Career Development
McCallum, Diane Allison – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are being used as a form of teacher professional development in schools across the world. The concept has been present in the educational literature for over thirty years. While many educators are familiar with the term, some schools have not yet implemented PLCs. Hord (1997) determined that all true PLCs…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
Jimerson, Shane R., Ed.; Burns, Matthew K., Ed.; VanDerHeyden, Amanda M., Ed. – Springer, 2016
The second edition of this essential handbook provides a comprehensive, updated overview of the science that informs best practices for the implementation of response to intervention (RTI) processes within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to facilitate the academic success of all students. The volume includes insights from leading scholars…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Student Evaluation, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
Davis, Donna M., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2007
The goal of this book is to generate discussion not only about how individuals can create meaningful educational experiences for all learners, but to challenge systems that necessitate a resilient nature. Ultimately, the authors promote the need for a foundation of socially just policies and practices in all educational settings and respond to the…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), African American Children, Urban Schools, School Culture