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Bennett, Betty J. – Online Submission, 2017
To address increasing accountability demands, instructional leaders must find ways to expand the current reality of faculty development to create a culture where continuous growth and learning are the standard for professional behavior. Growth Infusion is a framework for creating such a culture. The framework is a result of an extensive search for…
Descriptors: Accountability, Faculty Development, Best Practices, School Culture
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Wilson, Adrianne – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2016
The primary purpose of this research is to illuminate perceptions and lived experiences of secondary teachers through their involvement in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). Teachers' experiences within a PLC were examined for patterns of cultivated leadership. The second purpose of the study was to identify variables that either promote or…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Leadership, Professionalism, Secondary School Teachers
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Pham, Kathleen; Heinemann, Amanda – Journal of Staff Development, 2014
What is--or should be--the purpose of a teacher evaluation system? To compare teachers? To inform the public? To help teachers improve? Legislators might say that a teacher evaluation system's purpose is to remove bad teachers. Administrators might say that it is to assist them in matching teacher skills to specific groups of students. Parents…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Peer Evaluation, Evaluators
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Frost, Laura; Greene, Jackie; Huffman, Tanya; Johnson, Brian; Kunberger, Tanya; Goodson, Ludwika – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
In an attempt to address declining persistence rates of university STEM majors (Science, Teaching, Engineering, and Math), concerns regarding retention rates and waning STEM faculty participation in faculty development, we report on a year-long professional development program called the STEM Professional Academy to Reinvigorate the Culture of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Evidence Based Practice
Miles, Karen Hawley; Rosenberg, David; Green, Genevieve Quist – Education Resource Strategies, 2017
The introduction of college- and career-ready standards (CCRS) profoundly raises the bar for teaching and learning in American schools--and for professional development. Some school systems are rising to the challenge and significantly improving instruction and seeing student learning growth. With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Academic Achievement
Mattson, Beverly – Center on Instruction, 2011
One of the competitive priorities of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top applications addressed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). States that applied were required to submit plans that addressed rigorous courses of study, cooperative partnerships to prepare and assist teachers in STEM content, and prepare…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Competition, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
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Platt, John S.; Bohac, Paul D.; Wade, Wanda – Journal of Correctional Education, 2015
The transition to and from juvenile justice settings is a complex and challenging process. Effectively preparing juvenile justice personnel to address the transition needs of incarcerated students is an essential aspect of reducing the negative effects of the school-to-prison pipeline. This article examines program and professional development…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Transitional Programs, Program Development
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Fink, Stephen; Markholt, Anneke – Learning Professional, 2017
In her 24 years as an educator, Principal Lori Duckstein has experienced many kinds of professional development aimed at improving leadership and instruction. And, like school leaders and teachers everywhere, she has completed many one- and two-day training workshops only to return to her school and reflect on her learning in isolation. Recently,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, Leaders
LoScalzo, Desiree Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The student demographic in United States public schools is becoming increasingly diverse. Yet, the curriculum used in classrooms throughout the country remains largely Euro-centric. Despite research confirming that the use of culturally relevant literature can increase engagement and academic achievement, most historically marginalized students…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preschool Teachers, Rural Schools, Communities of Practice
Stecher, Brian M.; Garet, Michael S.; Hamilton, Laura S.; Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Robyn, Abby; Poirier, Jeffrey; Holtzman, Deborah; Fulbeck, Eleanor S.; Chambers, Jay; de los Reyes, Iliana Brodziak – RAND Corporation, 2016
To improve the U.S. education system through more-effective classroom teaching, in school year 2009-2010, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced four Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching sites. The Intensive Partnerships Initiative is based on the premise that efforts to improve instruction can benefit from high-quality measures…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Program Implementation
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Dieker, Lisa A.; Straub, Carrie L.; Hughes, Charles E.; Hynes, Michael C.; Hardin, Stacey – Educational Leadership, 2014
Everything's going wrong in the classroom; the teacher's frustration level is so high that she's ready to walk out and try her hand at any other profession besides teaching. Just as things reach a peak, in steps the coach, who says, "Pause classroom!" To the teacher experiencing this scenario, it certainly seemed real. The classroom is,…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Computer Simulation, Universities, Faculty Development
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Dennis, Danielle; Jacobs, Jennifer; West Burns, Rebecca; Davis, Jeni; Van Ingen, Sarah; Tricarico, Katie; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – School-University Partnerships, 2015
The 2014 Professional Development Schools National Conference recognized the partnership between the University of South Florida and Hillsborough County Public Schools for its outstanding collaborative accomplishments, and so named it one of the four recipients of the National Association for Professional Development Schools Exemplary Professional…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Universities, College School Cooperation, Career Academies
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Jones, Phyllis; Lawson, Hazel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This article examines teacher professional learning about pedagogy for teachers of students with severe intellectual disabilities within broader teacher education and pedagogical frameworks for this group of learners. The article presents and discusses findings from a USA-England research project, involving classroom observations and interviews…
Descriptors: Severe Mental Retardation, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Elufiede, Kemi, Ed.; Olson, Joann S., Ed.; Murray-Johnson, Kayon, Ed. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
The 42st annual conference of the Adult and Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) was held at the University of Central Florida in March 2018 and explored the theme, "Quality of Life in Adult Learning." The purpose of the Adult and Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) is to help institutions of higher education develop and sustain learning…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Adult Learning, Higher Education, Best Practices
Edwards, Virginia B., Ed. – Education Week, 2016
The 2016 edition of "Education Week's" long-¬≠running "Technology Counts" report combines in-depth reporting and insight from an original national survey to reveal teachers' confidence levels in ed tech, how teachers approach integrating technology into the classroom, and decision-making behind tech products. Contents include:…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teacher Surveys
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