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Matthews, Shelley Hayes – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In Professional Learning Communities, educators collaborated and focused on ways to improve student learning. Teacher practice was one key component for improving student learning and was the focus of this study. Through the use of a collective case study, the researcher examined how teacher practice was affected through the implementation of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Practices, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration
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Kosanovich, Marcia; Foorman, Barbara – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast developed a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Facilitators Guide to support educators in the implementation of recommendations from the What Works Clearinghouse's. The practice guide focuses on the foundational reading skills that enable students to read words, relate those words to their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Guides, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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Kosanovich, Marcia; Foorman, Barbara – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast developed a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Facilitators Guide to support educators in the implementation of recommendations from the What Works Clearinghouse's. The practice guide focuses on the foundational reading skills that enable students to read words, relate those words to their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Guides, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
Allen, Tosha Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined whether or not teacher collaboration in professional learning communities, which is a form of professional development, affected student learning in third-grade mathematics. The sample for the study consisted of 120 students (i.e., 60 students for the experimental group and 60 students for the control group). Both schools were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 3, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
Graham, Janina Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Today's mathematics standards require teachers to use concrete math manipulatives (CMM) to increase the proficiency of students, but many upper elementary teachers fail to use these resources. The effects of this resource disuse may decrease student learning potential and impede successful standardized test results. This case study allows leaders…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Mathematics
Crump, Cynthia – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of the case study was to explore the effects of a mentor-coach initiative among second, third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers in an urban junior-secondary school in Antigua and Barbuda. The case study design was appropriate, mainly qualitative, but supported by quantitative data collection methods. Twelve participants shared in two…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Elementary School Teachers