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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Forward, 2022
Learning Forward undertakes periodic updates to the Standards of Learning because educator needs, expertise in the field, and research related to professional learning are continually evolving. In addition, evidence and data are critical to implementing and documenting the results-based professional learning that policy and accountability systems…
Descriptors: Standards, Accountability, Faculty Development, Educational Policy
Morgan, Nicholas; Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward, 2018
This report investigates factors that drive teachers to embrace or challenge the use of products and services designed to support improvements in practice. Key elements of the study include: (1) Technology-based resources studied include those designed for video observations, peer feedback and collaboration, online professional learning, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Barriers, Educational Resources, Technology Uses in Education
Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward, 2013
Given what system leaders must accomplish with limited resources, they must make bold decisions about their current investments to achieve high-priority goals related to implementing college- and career-ready standards. This workbook is designed to guide users through a five-step process of understanding what professional learning is available in…
Descriptors: Workbooks, Professional Education, Professional Development, Learning Activities
Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward, 2013
A professional learning plan is the navigation system for the comprehensive professional learning system. Professional learning plans establish short- and long-term guidance for professional learning and its implementation. This workbook offers information and tools to walk educators through seven planning steps--from data analysis, to setting…
Descriptors: Workbooks, Professional Education, Educational Planning, Educational Research
Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward, 2013
This workbook guides a team in reviewing, revising, or replacing an existing professional learning system. The process outlined and the tools included support the team in conducting all aspects of its work, usually done over several months, with continuous progress monitoring and input from research, experts, and constituents. The workbook is…
Descriptors: Workbooks, State Departments of Education, Professional Development, School Districts
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
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
"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
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