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Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward (NJ), 2013
Educators face significant changes today that affect their daily work lives. Chief among those changes is the national expectation that every student will graduate from high school, college and career ready. Common core state standards adopted in 46 states, as well as college- and career-ready standards established in other states, define what…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Change, Workbooks, Professional Development
Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward (NJ), 2012
Meeting the unique and diverse needs of students challenges educators daily. And, the demand for improvement increases at the same pace. Enormous efforts are underway in school systems and state agencies across the country to design and implement multiple, high-stakes changes in educator effectiveness systems, college- and career-ready standards,…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Cultural Relevance
Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward (NJ), 2012
Successful principals shape the culture of schools, set clear expectations, and share leadership with others to create productive learning environments for students and staff. For nearly a decade, The Wallace Foundation has coordinated studies of principal effectiveness and has concluded that principals are second only to teachers as the most…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, Leadership, Principals
Killion, Joellen; Hirsh, Stephanie – Learning Forward (NJ), 2012
New standards alone will not prepare all students for college and careers. The success of the Common Core State Standards depends on educators' capacity to make the instructional shifts the standards require. Meeting the promise of content standards cannot be achieved merely by agreeing on and publishing the new standards. Effective teaching of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, State Standards, Careers, Professional Development
Slabine, Nancy Ames – Learning Forward (NJ), 2011
Since its inception, Learning Forward has provided members with informative, interactive annual conferences, institutes, and other learning programs; research-based and user-friendly publications; and opportunities for professional networking at national, regional, and state levels. Its new name reflects the fact that the organization has grown…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Global Approach
Roy, Patricia; Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward (NJ), 2011
Leadership Networks are regional and content-specific networks focused on the preparation of college- and career-ready students. Each network includes teacher leaders, school administrators, central office staff, regional cooperatives, and institutes of higher education. Network members work collaboratively to focus their efforts on regional needs…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Teacher Effectiveness, State Standards, Innovation
Mizell, Hayes – Learning Forward (NJ), 2010
Professional development refers to many types of educational experiences related to an individual's work. Doctors, lawyers, educators, accountants, engineers, and people in a wide variety of professions and businesses participate in professional development to learn and apply new knowledge and skills that will improve their performance on the job.…
Descriptors: Job Performance, Educational Experience, Faculty Development, Professional Development
Armstrong, Anthony, Ed. – Learning Forward (NJ), 2010
"The Learning Principal" is an eight-page newsletter published eight times a year. It focuses on the important and unique work of school principals. This issue includes: (1) Taking Action on Equity (Anthony Armstrong); (2) School Leadership: Just How Forward Thinking Are You? (Frederick Brown); (3) From the Research: Leadership Practices that Make…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role, Equal Education
Armstrong, Anthony, Ed. – Learning Forward (NJ), 2010
"Teachers Teaching Teachers" ("T3") focuses on coaches' roles in the professional development of teachers. Each issue also explores the challenges and rewards that teacher leaders encounter. This issue includes: (1) Collective Responsibility Makes All Teachers the Best (Stephanie Hirsh); (2) Tools: How Our School Measures up/Exploring Our…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Leadership, Mentors, Teacher Collaboration
Armstrong, Anthony, Ed. – Learning Forward (NJ), 2010
"Teachers Teaching Teachers" ("T3") focuses on coaches' roles in the professional development of teachers. Each issue also explores the challenges and rewards that teacher leaders encounter. This issue includes: (1) Standing Up, Speaking Out: Teacher Voices Lift to Influence National Policy (Anthony Armstrong); (2) Tool: Develop a Relationship…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Education, Coaching (Performance)
Armstrong, Anthony, Ed. – Learning Forward (NJ), 2010
"Teachers Teaching Teachers" ("T3") focuses on coaches' roles in the professional development of teachers. Each issue also explores the challenges and rewards that teacher leaders encounter. This issue includes: (1) Teaching English Language Learners: Mainstream Teachers Make a Stellar Journey as a Team to Transform Classroom Practices (Elsa M.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Faculty Development, Teacher Leadership, Second Language Instruction
Jaquith, Ann; Mindich, Dan; Wei, Ruth Chung; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Learning Forward (NJ), 2010
This report is the third of a three-phase research study of teacher professional learning opportunities in the United States. In this third phase of the research, the authors conducted case studies of four professionally active states to get a deeper look at the policy frameworks that support professional development in those states. These…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Participation, Accountability, Standards
Jaquith, Ann; Mindich, Dan; Wei, Ruth Chung; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Learning Forward (NJ), 2010
Policy shapes practice, and the increasingly important realm of professional development is no exception. In order to identify effective professional development policies and strategies, a Stanford University research team examined the policy frameworks supporting high levels of professional development activity in four states. The…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research Reports, Policy Analysis, State Policy