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Adams, Alyson; Vescio, Vicki – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
Professional learning communities have long been considered a powerful form of collaborative professional learning, as the Learning Communities standard in Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning attests (Learning Forward, 2011). This focus on communities can engage teachers in ongoing professional dialogue and examination of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Individual Needs, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gray, Julie; Kruse, Sharon; Tarter, C. John – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This study tested the role of enabling school structures, collegial trust and academic emphasis in the development of professional learning communities (PLCs) in a low-income school district. The empirical study was based upon the perceptions of teachers and principals as provided by survey responses (N = 67 schools). While enabling school…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Collegiality, Trust (Psychology), Faculty Development
Curry, Nathan Dean – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this descriptive study was be to determine if there were differences in the implementation of professional learning communities components between elementary and secondary teachers and administrators. This study examined the relationship between demographic characteristics and teacher implementation of professional learning…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Secondary Schools, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals)
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Voelkel, Robert H., Jr.; Chrispeels, Janet H. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Research suggests effective professional learning communities (PLCs) enhance teacher collaboration and student achievement. Some studies indicate that these communities also predict greater collective efficacy, while others suggest teacher efficacy is predictive of teachers working together. Although studies have identified effective,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Correlation, Self Efficacy, Structural Equation Models
Duling, Karen S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Increasing student achievement is at the forefront of the school reform movement. Today's educators are called upon to raise academic standards to the highest level in history with common core standards that align with international benchmarks. One of the most rapidly-growing improvement efforts in today's schools is the development of…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Riveros, Augusto; Viczko, Melody – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Based on a qualitative case study that examined elementary teachers' understandings of a professional development policy, we question the conceptual disconnection between professional learning and professional practices in some conceptualizations of professional learning communities. We analyse the research data using Actor-Network Theory and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Learning Activities, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice
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Gray, Julie; Mitchell, Roxanne; Tarter, C. John – Planning and Changing, 2014
The roles of organizational and relational factors in regard to professional learning communities (PLCs) have been investigated by many, yet none have considered enabling school structures, trust, and collective efficacy as variables. We take a deeper look at the formal or organizational aspects of the school represented by enabling school…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Trust (Psychology), Collegiality
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Sugar, William; van Tryon, Patricia J. Slagter – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
In an effort to develop a virtual technology coach for K-12 educators, this article analyzed survey results from sixty teachers with regards to specific resources that a technology coach could provide within a virtual environment. A virtual technology coach was proposed as a possible solution to provide continual professional development for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Technology Integration
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Huguet, Alice; Farrell, Caitlin C.; Marsh, Julie A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The use of data for instructional improvement is prevalent in today's educational landscape, yet policies calling for data use may result in significant variation at the school level. The purpose of this paper is to focus on tools and routines as mechanisms of principal influence on data-use professional learning communities (PLCs).…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Information Utilization, Evidence Based Practice, Communities of Practice
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Dimmock, Clive – Professional Development in Education, 2016
This paper argues the need for coherent, holistic frameworks offering insightful understandings as well as viable, connected and synergistic solutions to schools in addressing pressing problems arising from the acknowledged gaps between research, practice and professional development. There is a need to conceptualise a comprehensive conceptual…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Theory Practice Relationship, Guidelines, Reflective Teaching
Jackson, Jerri C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The goal of this study was to examine whether the leadership style of principals affects teacher and student performance. The study includes an elementary, middle, and high school principal along with two teachers from each school who worked at schools that were in good standing from 2007-2011. Each school made adequate yearly progress (AYP) each…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Leadership
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Williams, Judy; Ritter, Jason; Bullock, Shawn M. – Studying Teacher Education, 2012
This article reports a literature review of self-studies by beginning teacher educators examining their experiences of the transition from classroom teaching to teacher educator. The authors conclude that becoming a teacher educator involves several complex and challenging tasks: examining beliefs and values grounded in personal biography,…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Development, Interprofessional Relationship
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Carmichael, Dana L.; Martens, Rita Penney – Journal of Staff Development, 2012
"This is the piece that's been missing." This reaction is common among educators engaged in AIW Iowa, an initiative that engages teachers and administrators in professional learning communities that are improving student achievement, increasing student engagement, and building a schoolwide professional culture focused on improving…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Measurement, Elementary Secondary Education
Westbrook, Stephen Vincent – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Researchers have identified teaching quality as a significant factor in increasing student academic achievement (Berry & Wieder, 2009; Hord, 2009; Schmoker, 2005; Waters, 2011). Educational leaders have therefore sought ways to improve teachers' pedagogy. One popular method for doing so has been to implement Professional Learning Communities…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Instructional Improvement
Purnell, Courtney Paschal – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The demand for virtual education is rapidly increasing due to the proliferation of legislation demanding class size limitations, funding cuts, and school choice across the United States. Virtual education leaders are discovering new ways to enhance and develop teachers to become more efficient and increase quality of learning online. Learning…
Descriptors: Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Case Studies
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