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Sandell, Renee; Zimmerman, Enid – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2017
In alignment with the National Art Education Association's (NAEA) 2015-2020 Strategic Vision, Enid Zimmerman conducted an evaluation of Summer Vision DC (SVDC), an NAEA-sponsored, museum-based art education professional learning community program. The purpose was twofold: to provide feedback to the leaders of the program (including Renee Sandell,…
Descriptors: Museums, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Exhibits
Scholl, Steven Carl – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examined the relationship between the strength of Professional Learning Community dimensions and the level of Self-Direction in Learning as perceived by California State certificated elementary teachers. The Professional Learning Community Assessment-Revised recorded teacher perceptions of the strength of five PLC dimensions.…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Attitudes, Correlation, Faculty Development
Dilmar, Amy D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Despite millions of dollars spent on reform efforts, effective and sustainable improvement still eludes schools. The appropriate development of the professional learning community model, including five key dimensions, provides a structure for educational institutions to bring about sustainable improvements in student achievement. If principals do…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Principals, Communities of Practice, Qualitative Research
John, Tyrone Ahson – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In this study, I investigate the impact of teachers' perceptions of professional learning communities on student algebraic achievement. Furthermore, I also investigate whether these relationships manifest differently for males compared to females. Research indicates that teacher quality and professionalism are considered the most critical factors…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Algebra
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Moore, Julie A. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
Critical Friends Groups (CFGs) are a form professional learning community that has been used for teacher learning in K-12 environments for many years. In order to foster community and learning amongst distributed participants, CFGs are beginning to make their way online. This article describes the experience of a four-year old online CFG whose…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
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Kezar, Adrianna; Gehrke, Sean; Bernstein-Sierra, Samantha – Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe a new variation of communities of practice: communities of transformation. We define communities of transformation as communities that create and foster innovative spaces that envision a new future. This article is based on research examining four undergraduate STEM faculty communities of practice…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, STEM Education, College Faculty, Educational Policy
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Abbot, Marilyn L.; Lee, Kent K.; Rossiter, Marian J. – TESL Canada Journal, 2018
In this article, we describe and evaluate a research utilization initiative designed to bridge the teaching English as a second language (TESL) research-practice gap by fostering the formation of and supporting professional learning communities (PLCs) in adult ESL instructional contexts. We review literature on teachers' professional reading,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Ford, Eastman Bryant, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Historically, there have been different types of instructional practice in education. Before the mid-1980s, administrators pushed content. In the mid-1980s, it was Effective Teaching with the Six-Point Lesson Plan. There were many observations with the Career Ladder of which the researcher was a participant in the pilot program. There came…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Parent Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Mathematics Teachers
Herro, Dan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative single case study on backward design lesson planning experiences of teachers in a professional learning community focused on gaining a better understanding of collaborative planning of standards-based learning intentions, success criteria, assessments, and activities as performed by four participants meeting daily in one high…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Lesson Plans, Teaching Experience
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Harris, Emily; Rosenman, Amelia – Science and Children, 2017
Teachers who participate in the Teacher Institute on Science and Sustainability (TISS) at the California Academy of Sciences commit to intensive professional development--that is, two two-week summer sessions, four evening workshops, and four Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings throughout each school year--focused on creating more…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Summer Programs, Workshops, Communities of Practice
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Prabjandee, Denchai – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The literature on educational policy implementation has shifted the paradigm from investigating how policy impacted upon schools to exploring how teachers interpret, adapt, or implement policy messages. Much research has been conducted in United States of America settings, so little is understood about how teachers interpret policy messages in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, World Views
Easton, Lois Brown – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are often criticized for failing to focus on real problems of teaching and learning and for failing to deliver improvement. That is where accountability comes into play. Strategic accountability distinguishes PLCs that are effective from those that are not. Everyone knows what accountability is, but the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Strategic Planning, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Winslow, Matthew P.; Skubik-Peplaski, Camille; Burkett, Barry – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Professional learning communities (PLCs) are an effective way for faculty to learn about pedagogical topics and tactics. However, less is known about how effective they are at changing the teaching practices of the faculty participants and ultimately student learning. This article describes a mixed-method study of such a transfer of knowledge. In…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration
Sun, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Reform efforts and changes in mathematics education have brought on a shift towards a new vision of mathematics teaching in the United States. In light of recent accountability standards, the focus on teacher learning within the context of mathematics professional development is even more pressing. Prior research on teacher learning in the context…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers
Bozzini, Michelle D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative study explored how elementary school principals design, implement, and sustain high quality professional development through the use of professional learning communities (PLCs) in order to enhance teaching and learning. The researcher revealed the principal's important role in the design, implementation, and sustainability of a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Phenomenology, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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