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ERIC Number: EJ1005480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
All Aboard!: In One Iowa District, All Teachers and Principals Are on the Same Journey
Hansen, Deb; Anderson, Colleen; Munger, Linda; Chizek, Mitzi
Journal of Staff Development, v34 n2 p18-20, 22-23, 26 Apr 2013
Collaborative learning teams are improving teacher practice and student learning results in the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District near Des Moines, Iowa. Since 2009, all teachers and principals in the district have participated in collaborative learning teams to study a process known as assessment for learning, in which formative assessment practices provide students with clear learning targets, examples and models of strong and weak work, regular descriptive feedback, and the ability to self-assess, track learning, and set goals. Achievement results demonstrate the initiative's impact on students. Mitzi Chizek, associate superintendent and director of professional growth for the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District, leads the initiative, which uses collaboration along with an unrelenting focus on improving student learning through improved practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa