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Ryoo, Jean; Goode, Joanna; Margolis, Jane – Computer Science Education, 2015
This article describes the importance that high school computer science teachers place on a teachers' professional learning community designed around an inquiry- and equity-oriented approach for broadening participation in computing. Using grounded theory to analyze four years of teacher surveys and interviews from the Exploring Computer Science…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Computer Science Education
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Vance, Femi; Salvaterra, Emily; Michelsen, Jocelyn Atkins; Newhouse, Corey – Afterschool Matters, 2016
A skilled workforce is critical in high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programs. However, the workshops commonly used to train OST staff are not adequately preparing practitioners to deliver quality programs that can benefit youth. Professional learning communities (PLCs) are a practice-focused alternative that has a track record of improving…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Communities of Practice, After School Programs, Faculty Development
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Nicholson, Julie; Capitelli, Sarah; Richert, Anna E.; Bauer, Anne; Bonetti, Sara – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2016
School reform policies and school administrators are increasingly positioning teacher leaders (TLs) with the responsibility to facilitate professional learning for their colleagues. Although ample evidence exists to suggest the need for facilitators to be highly skilled for teachers' learning to be optimized, there is a dearth of research…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Networks
Flora, Terry E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation presents the findings of an exploratory, multiple-case study in which eight public secondary school teachers engaged in a professional development (PD) program centered on improving teacher instruction for English learners (ELs). The participants worked as co-teachers with teacher credential candidates, serving as both mentors…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mentors, Team Teaching, Teacher Attitudes
Padilla, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Professional learning communities (PLCs) have gained attention as an effective practice for supporting teachers and developing students since their inception in the early 1990s yet there is still work to be done in developing a blueprint for effective implementation in a pervasive culture of isolation and resistance, especially in secondary…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Secondary Schools, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology
Parsi, Ace – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2015
Education is a $600 billion-a-year enterprise, but the investments states make in education will not benefit students unless they are physically and mentally present in the classroom. Too many students are not. In this report, the National Association of State Boards of Education asks policymakers to promote student engagement through a suite of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Role, Parent Role, Community Role
Principal Leadership, 2013
Commitment to one another, determination to prove stereotypes wrong, and a strong belief in the power of education are the core values at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, California. The school serves 2,364 students in one of the poorest communities in the country. The community celebrates its predominately Mexican-American heritage and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Poverty Areas, Urban Areas, Urban Schools
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Hicks, Mark; Smith, Debra R.; Winton, Sherrie; Wood, Diane R. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2008
Rhetoric about "all children" abounds in public education, yet many aspects of schooling continues to marginalize large numbers of students. Despite good intentions, the assumptions, attitudes, and conditions that can preclude students' success are often invisible to educational policymakers and practitioners. These students are not…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Educational Change, Public Education, Faculty Development
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Chen, Rong-Ji; Daniels, Erika; Ochanji, Moses K. – Middle School Journal, 2017
The traditional model of teacher preparation, which focuses on content and methods courses in a college or university, can create a gap between university faculty and school practitioners. This article describes a series of clinical practice workshops as a viable means to bridge the gap between a university and its partner middle schools in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Education Programs
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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
Buenrostro, Samuel – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of importance that DuFour's nine characteristics of highly effective schools have on closing the academic achievement gap on the California High School Exit Exam, as perceived by high school principals. The study also examined the strategies believed to be most important in developing…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Exit Examinations, Communities of Practice, Principals
Lovely, Suzette – School Administrator, 2010
In schools around the country, Gen Xers, Millennials, Baby Boomers, and even a Veteran or two are working side by side. While anyone holding a job in this shaky economy is grateful, gratitude does not make generational clashes less difficult. Adding to the mix, many Baby Boomers initially poised for a mass exodus by 2010 are holding on for dear…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Age Groups
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Borrero, Noah – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2010
This paper describes a partnership between an alliance of nine urban Catholic schools and an urban university in San Francisco, California. The development of the partnership is described in part, but the details of the actual collaboration and involvement of university faculty with school leaders and teachers are the central foci. This…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Urban Universities, Elementary Secondary Education
Fox, John J. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 challenged educational leadership across the nation to ensure that every student either met or exceeded standards by the year 2014. The call to realize world class standards was inspiring on one hand and daunting on the other, especially for urban school leaders who were under prepared for the challenges they…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Urban Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Change
Christensen, Justin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In recent decades, researchers have made considerable contributions to the field of new teacher induction. More specifically, they have demonstrated that an effective induction program can increase teacher effectiveness and decrease teacher attrition (Ingersoll & Smith 2004; Ingersoll & Strong 2011; Villar & Strong 2007). Yet, little…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Catholic Schools, Secondary Schools, Teacher Effectiveness