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Twal, Nader; Seki, Pamela; Pendray, Amy; Crockett, Jennifer – Learning Professional, 2020
Podcasts are one of the fastest-growing media platforms for sharing content to meet both personal and professional interests. myPD Unplugged is a podcast about professional learning that is leveraging this popular platform to create "anywhere, anytime" professional learning for educators. The Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Faculty Development
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Guarino, Jody; Santagata,, Rossella; Lee, Jiwon; Cox, Duane; Drake, John – Learning Professional, 2020
Like many others around the world, the authors have moved their busy lives and research-practice partnership to the planet of distal learning and remote working. While the news about the spreading of the pandemic and the dire economic consequences entered their homes, they did not want to lose what had brought them together in partnership this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Student Centered Learning
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Gill, Jennifer – Learning Professional, 2020
Four of five teachers surveyed by "Education Week" in April said their job is more stressful than before the pandemic (Kurtz & Herold, 2020). Principals have been presented with a a host of challenges that no leadership course could have adequately prepared them for. Chief among them: How to effectively support teachers from afar as…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Leadership Effectiveness
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Guarino, Jody; Cerrahoglu, Vanessa; Drake, John; Weisskirk, Lauren – Learning Professional, 2018
In 2016, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in southern California began the process of adopting a new math curriculum. Teachers and community members were dissatisfied with the existing program because it wasn't meeting teachers' instructional needs or students' learning needs. Public dissatisfaction made it imperative to involve teachers…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Mathematics Curriculum, Instructional Materials, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Noguera, Joaquin; Noguera, Pedro – Learning Professional, 2018
This article describes mutual accountability, an innovative approach to accountability which opens new possibilities for pursuing educational equity for all students. Mutual accountability calls for each stakeholder -- students, teachers, parents, and administrators -- to work collaboratively in pursuit of educational goals. The article presents…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Capacity Building, Accountability, Equal Education
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Newman, Elizabeth; Baharav, Hadar – Learning Professional, 2018
In 2014, the close-knit education community in California's rural Humboldt county came together to address the potential to improve students' college readiness and completion. A diverse group of education leaders spanning K-12 through college formed the collaborative, with leadership from the Humboldt County Office of Education. The John W.…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, School Districts, College Readiness, Counties
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Bikle, Kelly – Learning Professional, 2018
As professional learning director in California's Palo Alto Unified School District, Kelly Bikle attended a California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Institute (CAASPP) workshop with a district team composed of our assessment coordinator, a special education inclusion specialist, and several teachers. The goal was to learn about…
Descriptors: Workshops, Faculty Development, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Markowitz, Nancy; Thowdis, Wendy; Gallagher, Michael – Learning Professional, 2018
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to the success of students of all ages--and for educators across all stages of the career continuum. Because SEL skills take time to develop and mature, they should be part of the content addressed in teacher preparation programs, beginning teacher support, and ongoing teacher professional learning.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Education Programs, Faculty Development
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Brissenden-Smith, Kaytie; Moreno, Ana; Peloquin, Lisa; Radiloff, Judy; Wachtel, Jenna – Learning Professional, 2018
How can teachers move from working in isolation within ineffective systems to building thriving, collaborative teaching environments in which they are supported and inspired to work with their colleagues in communities focused on mutual professional growth? In the authors' work as early learning instructional coaches, they have witnessed the ways…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Baker, Jill A.; Bloom, Gary S. – Learning Professional, 2017
Many principal supervisors in the United States work in relative isolation and experience no professional development designed to support them. Over the past four years, the role of principal supervisor in Long Beach Unified School District in California has shifted from compliance and at-a-distance supervision practices to a deeply rooted…
Descriptors: Principals, Problem Solving, Management Development, Capacity Building
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Greenleaf, Cynthia; Brown, Willard R. – Learning Professional, 2017
This article describes how participants in the California Teacher Inquiry Network learn the art of making their invisible thinking processes visible, helping them see more clearly that they have internal resources to help students master similar kinds of thinking processes.
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Cognitive Processes