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Zeribi, Karen; Miroite, Shay Bluemer; Davis, Cori; Todd, Theresa; Moore, Erin; Mihalakis, Vivian; Johnson, Tanya – Learning Professional, 2022
Inequities in education, health care, and other social services are often rooted in systemic challenges that organizations must work together to address. If not done with a focus on advancing equity, improvement efforts risk reproducing or exacerbating inequities instead of eliminating them. In response to this need, Shift, an organization…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Total Quality Management
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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2022
To help coaches grow into their roles, Learning Forward's Coaches Academy provides personalized support to districts and states. Offered both in person and virtually, the Coaches Academy builds coaches' knowledge and capacity through facilitated sessions with an expert coach, collaborative learning communities, tools and strategies tailored to the…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Training, Skill Development, Capacity Building
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Sovo, Casey; Berg, Jill Harrison – Learning Professional, 2021
Within weeks of school building closings in spring 2020, it became clear to many educators that the fear and isolation experienced by students and educators would force changes to schooling in ways that will reverberate for a long time to come. Many educators were particularly concerned about students and communities of color that were already…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, School Closing, COVID-19
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Ahn, Jennifer; Shafer, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
As schools grapple with the daunting challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, some leaders are galvanizing their staff to maintain focus on instruction, while others are overwhelmed by the operational logistics of constant change. What makes the difference? And what types of support can help struggling leaders to thrive despite the challenges? Through…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Practices, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2021
For 20 years, Prime Time Palm Beach County, a nonprofit organization in Florida, has supported local out-of-school time programs with professional learning, capacity building, and other resources. One of the organization's most popular and longest-running professional learning offerings is called Bringing Yourself to Work, which helps…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Nonprofit Organizations, Alignment (Education), After School Programs
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Augustine-Shaw, Donna; Lane, Jessica – Learning Professional, 2020
Teacher retention is a continuing concern. One of the reasons teachers leave the profession is that they don't feel valued or working to their potential. Developing teacher leadership is a positive way to improve job satisfaction, career development, and retention (Wixom, 2016). In addition, teacher leadership and influence in decision-making are…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Teacher Education, Capacity Building
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Barahal, Helen; Cruz, Humberto – Learning Professional, 2020
Early childhood education leaders are dedicated, resilient, and caring professionals. They are master multitaskers, seamlessly transitioning from comforting crying children to managing a plumbing problem; from writing a facilities report to meeting with a family to help them better understand their child's development. But they are often not able…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Preschool Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
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Nava, Marco A.; Dávalos, Ileana M.; Crossin, Maura; Escobedo, Ana; Estrada, Delia; Lowe, Heather Lower; Ramos-Olona, April; Rodriguez, Jose; Sotomayor, Maria – Learning Professional, 2020
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) administrators at all levels, across different programs and departments, engage in coaching with a set of common goals and principles. The coaching is designed to not only help them grow professionally but also build their capacity to coach those they supervise, including teachers and staff. LAUSD's…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, School Districts, Coaching (Performance), Principals
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Van Soelen, Thomas M.; Kersey, Shannon N.; Chester, Charles; LeMoyne, Michael; Perkins, Rebecca Williams – Learning Professional, 2019
Shannon Kersey, principal of Alpharetta High School in Georgia and one of the authors of this article, believes in the benefits of building assistant principals' leadership capacity, not just for success in their current jobs but to support their eventual transition to principal. Three of her former assistant principals are now principals of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, Career Change, Capacity Building
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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2019
Delia Pompa's distinguished career in education policy has focused on the needs of immigrant students and English learners. She is a senior fellow for education policy at the Migration Policy Institute and was previously senior vice president for programs at the National Council of La Raza (now UnidosUS) and director of education for the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Teacher Role, Faculty Development
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Rorrer, Andrea K.; Bradley, Janice; Groth, Cori – Learning Professional, 2019
The Leadership and Inquiry for Turnaround (LIFT) initiative in Utah supports turnaround leaders' development and builds resilience and capacity of school leadership teams to thrive and lead their schools to improvement, even in the face of major challenges and adversity. This article describes how professional learning can help mitigate the…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Resilience (Psychology)
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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2019
Five experts were asked what it means to personalize learning for students and what role professional learning should play in these efforts. Reflective of the diversity in the field today, their responses reveal both commonalities and notable differences (for example, some see technology as central, while others believe personalization can happen…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Faculty Development, Capacity Building
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Sharratt, Lyn; Planche, Beate – Learning Professional, 2018
Skilled collaborative leaders are in high demand in schools, school systems, and districts worldwide. The success of schools as learning organizations hinges on how well people can work together as they seek to build collective capacity and problem solve to improve student outcomes. Collaborative learning has now emerged as the vital strategy for…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Capacity Building, Problem Solving
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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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