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Margolis, Jason; Berg, Jill Harrison – Learning Professional, 2022
A school is much more than a collection of individual classrooms. Fostering a collaborative and learning-oriented culture can improve teachers' and students' success. In model classrooms, teachers who have participated in professional learning open their classroom doors and agree to have others observe as they work to integrate the targeted new…
Descriptors: Models, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Educational Change
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Tredway, Lynda; Simon, Ken; Militello, Matthew – Learning Professional, 2021
Project I4 is a federally funded SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development) grant, a partnership between East Carolina University and the Institute for Educational Leadership. It is a cohort-based, yearlong professional learning experience aimed at reimagining instructional leadership through an equity lens. Specifically, school leader…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Leadership, Equal Education, Educational Practices
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Wright, Brian L. – Learning Professional, 2021
It is a tragic irony that George Floyd Jr., once a brilliant Black boy with dreams to serve on the highest court in the U.S., would grow up to be murdered by a white law enforcement officer who pressed his knee needlessly against Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. What did young George Floyd learn about the justice system? What do young…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Police, Police School Relationship
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Teitel, Lee; Antón, Mary – Learning Professional, 2021
Racial equity is a deep-seated value for principals Andrea Steele of Tucson, Arizona, Samuel Etienne of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Eliza Loyola of Austin, Texas. As they strive to fulfill these values in their schools, each of these principals has found valuable tools and approaches, as well as a supportive virtual network, as they engaged in an…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Discrimination, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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White, Brandon; Rudat, Amy – Learning Professional, 2021
Discriminatory policies and practices create biased beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes among those who stand to benefit from them, thereby reinforcing the policies and practices. Perhaps most insidiously, this process often occurs outside of conscious awareness, creating a societal pattern that, over time, becomes a legacy in and outside of…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Inclusion, Educational Policy, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Bouffard, Suzanne; Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
Jal Mehta is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His work focuses on educational practices and policies that promote deep and meaningful learning. He has also conducted extensive research on the education workforce. He is the author of "In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School"…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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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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Hirsh, Stephanie; Ben-Isvy, Jonathan – Learning Professional, 2021
Chicago Public Schools made it a priority to make high-quality, grade-level instructional materials available to all teachers and students and provide effective curriculum-based professional learning to support successful implementation. During the early planning phase, several Chicago district leaders came across "The Elements: Transforming…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Instructional Materials, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Change
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Yoder, Pam; Roome, Jim; Robinson, Mia; Reed, Roberta; Eyolfson, John – Learning Professional, 2021
Three schools spent time learning together in a Learning Forward Colorado Summer Institute focused on Learning Forward's book "Becoming a Learning System" (Hirsh et al., 2018). The book and the sessions with co-author Frederick Brown provided the blueprints and tools for building-based educational leaders to navigate a process for…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Communities of Practice, Educational Change, COVID-19
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Volk, Aimee – Learning Professional, 2021
Over the last several years, the West Fargo Public Schools district (North Dakota) came to realize its English language arts resources needed an overhaul. The books students were reading in class and the discussions classes were having were not reflective of the student body. What is the purpose for requiring all students to read a specific text?…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, English, Language Arts
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Learning Professional, 2021
Kay Psencik, Frederick Brown, and Stephanie Hirsh explore how school leaders can apply a learning lens to achieve their ambitious goals for educators and students in "The Learning Principal," their new book for Learning Forward. Chapter 3, "Managing Change," details how leaders can create the conditions and learning…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Administrator Role
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Marshall, Tanji Reed; Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2021
A historically responsive literacy framework examines teaching strategies and structures that honor the histories, identities, and literary practices of all youth from diverse cultures, and especially those who have been traditionally underserved in schools. The framework builds on other work on culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Race, Blacks, Equal Education
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Gutiérrez, Nancy B. – Learning Professional, 2021
Today, as our country reckons with racial injustice amidst an ongoing pandemic, there are educators at all levels -- in classrooms, principal's offices, and central district offices -- asking questions like: Am I being bold enough? Or am I too cautious? Am I putting my job at risk by doing what I believe is right and necessary? What approach is…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Equal Education, Educational Practices, Transformational Leadership
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Drago-Severson, Ellie; Blum-DeStefano, Jessica; Brooks-Lawrence, Deborah – Learning Professional, 2020
At their best, teams can bring people and talents together and serve as holding environments -- spaces that offer both developmental supports and challenges -- for individual, group, and organizational growth and transformation. While teaming has steadily emerged as a lever for educational change in recent years, educators are now being called on…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Teamwork, Race
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