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ERIC Number: EJ1013323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
My Time as a Professor in Residence: Lessons Learned
Marsh, Josephine Peyton
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v56 n8 p617-622 May 2013
This commentary is based on two of the lessons the author learned as the professor in residence at ASU Preparatory Academy-Phoenix (ASU Prep), a Title I school operated in partnership with the Phoenix Elementary School District. Her role as a university professor on special assignment as a literacy coach, staff developer, and co-researcher. The school's mission is to prepare all students for success through "personalized attention in a university-embedded program that empowers them to complete college, compete globally, and contribute to their communities." ( Although these lessons related to all grade levels, her comments are focused on the literacy work done in grades 5-10. The first lesson relates to the importance of communities of practice for the development of improved literacy instruction; the second relates to notion of just-in-time literacy professional development. Early data suggest that these lessons are important to ASU Prep's schoolwide academic improvement. No claim of a causal relationship is made, but the author says that these two lessons contributed to ASU Prep's conversion from a low-performing school in 2009--2010 to a B school in spring 2012. Lesson 1: Becoming a Community of Practice to Address the Literacy Instructional Needs of Our Students Is Essential. Lesson 2: Professional Development is Ongoing and a Natural Part of Communities of Practice. (Contains 2 figures and 3 literature cited.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona