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Short, Deborah – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article provides guidelines for programs to deliver and sustain effective professional development on sheltered instruction to teachers who teach content to English learners. Many content area teachers have not had university coursework on second-language acquisition or the integration of language and content instruction in teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Teacher Education
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Doolittle, Gini; Sudeck, Maria; Rattigan, Peter – Theory Into Practice, 2008
If professional learning communities offer opportunities for improving the teaching and learning process, then developing strong professional development school (PDS) partnerships establish an appropriate framework for that purpose. PDS partnerships, however, can be less than effective without proper planning and discussion about the aims of those…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Planning, Program Development, Program Descriptions
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Bullough, Robert V., Jr.; Baugh, Steven C. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Building faculty or professional learning communities is an idea that has come of age. This article describes work being done within the Brigham Young University (BYU)-Public School Partnership to form and sustain such communities across higher and public education and in ways consistent with the four aims of the Agenda for Education in a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Schools of Education, Communities of Practice
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Brooks, Katie; Adams, Susan R.; Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Theory Into Practice, 2010
School-level administrators are often concerned about tertiary supports for English language learners (ELLs), such as translating signs and school documents or offering Spanish classes for their teachers. Although modeling and learning the heritage language(s) of the ESL population can be helpful, its focus on language differences can limit our…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Principals
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Goduto, Leonard R.; Doolittle, Gini; Leake, Donald – Theory Into Practice, 2008
In 2004, the New Jersey Department of Education mandated that all leadership preparation programs in the state align with the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortia standards. In response, 17 preparation programs established a chapter of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. In this article, we describe how…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Accountability, Federal Legislation
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Wood, Diane R. – Theory Into Practice, 2007
This article explores how knowledge can be built and shared in teachers' learning communities. The author creates two portraits of learning communities in action and contrasts them. Because teachers need to be knowledgeable in ever-changing contexts, ongoing professional learning simply must be part-and-parcel of their work. But how teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teachers
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Mullen, Carol A.; Hutinger, Janice L. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
This article explores the leadership of school principals with respect to faculty study group development as a key element of the professional learning community. Questions asked concern the approaches that principals use to facilitate study group processes that, in turn. foster teacher learning and student achievement, and ways in which…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Group Dynamics, Professional Development
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Jetton, Tamara L.; Cancienne, Mary Beth; Greever, Brenda – Theory Into Practice, 2008
This article is a descriptive account of a professional learning community established among university professors, university teacher candidates, a school district instructional supervisor, the high school principal, a high school literacy coordinator, and teachers of a Mid-Atlantic high school in the United States. This learning community…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, High Schools, Principals, Literacy
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Bezzina, Christopher – Theory Into Practice, 2006
During the last 4 decades, numerous reform efforts have been proposed to improve schools. Two reforms, decentralization and teacher collaboration, seemed to coalesce by the 1990s to pave the way toward a new understanding of leading and learning in schools. In retrospect, the decentralization movement and the literature on teacher collaboration…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Teacher Collaboration
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Kaplan, Jeffrey S. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
This article describes an effort to create a teacher learning community in which university and local school teachers worked together to improve the teaching of writing at elementary and secondary levels. I describe how a university's National Writing Project (NWP) engaged in developing a cadre of selected teachers to share understandings about…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Writing Instruction, Communities of Practice