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Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2018
As this series on teacher leadership continues, this "CenterView" issue reports on survey findings about the role of teacher leaders and the impact of teacher-to-teacher professional learning on the professional growth of both teacher leaders and the teachers they support. The report also offers specific strategies for school…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Role, Leadership Training, Faculty Development
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2018
This latest installment in a series on teacher leadership describes how a learning cycle framework can provide a useful structure to support teacher leaders as they plan and facilitate powerful teacher-led professional learning. Teacher leaders have the potential to use learning cycles to strengthen teacher professional learning, making it more…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Learning Processes
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2017
Teacher leaders are positioned to help other teachers reflect on their practice, try new pedagogical approaches, and work through instruction-related struggles--ultimately, leading to a change in instructional practice. In order to be effective in their new leadership roles, however, teacher leaders need support in developing leadership skills and…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Professional Education, Program Design, Peer Influence
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2017
Teacher leaders can play an important role in school improvement efforts, but require district support to effectively lead their peers. Partnering with outside organizations is one way that districts can deepen their capacity to support and sustain teacher leadership. In the current landscape of rigorous standards implementation, teacher…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Models, Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2016
It has been six years since California adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). District leaders have been busy building capacity and developing infrastructure to support effective CCSS implementation, while teachers have been working hard to implement standards-aligned instruction that supports academic success for all students. In a state…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, School Districts, Program Implementation, Interviews
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2016
In California, as in many other states across the nation, implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has been a complex endeavor impacting every public school educator. Not surprisingly, California districts have encountered bumps along the way in their efforts to provide much-needed support to all K-12 teachers as they continue to learn…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, School Districts, Program Implementation, Interviews
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2016
This issue is part of a series on the Teacher Practice Networks initiative and its efforts to broadly support teachers in implementing college- and career-readiness instruction. Effective teachers frequently reflect on how to improve their practice: "Did I scaffold the lesson well? Did I give students enough processing time? How can I help…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Video Technology, Protocol Materials, Protocol Analysis
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2016
Since adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2010, California has given districts significant flexibility in how they support teachers in implementing the standards. This flexibility, along with vastly differing local and regional contexts, has resulted in a wide variety of district-level approaches to training teachers in content…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, School Districts, Program Implementation, Interviews
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2015
One of the most promising and robust strategies used by the Teacher Practice Networks is blended learning, which combines face-to-face and online professional learning to provide teachers with multiple opportunities for interaction and engagement. This issue of "CenterView "describes the blended professional learning model, what it looks…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Strategies, Professional Education, Teaching Models
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2014
Students who are in foster care--compared to all other student groups in California--drop out of school at much higher rates and graduate at much lower rates, with only about 58 percent of 12th-grade students earning a high school diploma. These and other findings on California students in foster care are documented in "The Invisible…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Foster Care, Student Needs, At Risk Students
Finkelstein, Neal; Fong, Anthony; Tiffany-Morales, Juliet; Shields, Patrick; Huang, Min – Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2012
As California competes for jobs in an increasingly competitive global economy, the state faces a looming shortage of highly educated workers (PPIC, 2012). For a variety of reasons, the need for individuals with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is of particular concern. Nowhere is this more true than in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, High School Students, Algebra
Hartry, Ardice; Dorph, Rena; Shields, Patrick; Tiffany-Morales, Juliet; Romero, Valeria – Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2012
Despite the expressed need for high-quality science education, very little research has been conducted on what middle school science learning opportunities look like in practice. This study was conducted in support of "Strengthening Science Education in California", a research, policy, and communications initiative. Partners in this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Science Education, Resource Allocation, Middle School Students
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2012
California is on the precipice of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which were developed through an initiative of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reflect the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers. In California, one of 45 adopting states, the standards…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Academic Standards, Alignment (Education)
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2012
California's middle schools have a critical role to play in furthering their students' pursuit of science learning, in high school and beyond. The rapidly changing economy, advances in technology, and the press of global challenges only increase the importance of this responsibility. The potential is there for California's middle schools to…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Science Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Educational Opportunities
Bland, Jennifer; Sherer, David; Guha, Roneeta; Woodworth, Katrina; Shields, Patrick; Tiffany-Morales, Juliet; Campbell, Ashley – Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2011
This paper presents the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd's 13th annual report on the status of the teaching profession in California, focusing on the role of the principal in supporting teaching quality. More specifically, the report discusses fiscal and policy trends, the competing demands of the principalship,…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Principals, Administrator Role, Teacher Effectiveness
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