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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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Ahern, Caitlin; Cole, Johnny – Learning Professional, 2021
In the Lexington Public Schools, outside of Boston, Massachusetts, they pride themselves on being innovative. Two years ago, they demonstrated that spirit by creating a director of equity role. Positions like this hadn't previously existed in many districts like theirs -- small, suburban, well-resourced, high-performing, historically white, and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Public Schools, Professional Development, Administrators
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Brion, Corrinne – Learning Professional, 2021
The events of 2020 highlighted many longstanding truths about teaching and learning. One such truth is that culture matters for learning, especially for transfer of learning from abstract knowledge into practical application. Because this holds for adults' learning as well as students', it can and should have an impact on professional learning.…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Planning
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Ortmann, Lisa L.; Brodeur, Katherine; Massey, Susan L. – Learning Professional, 2021
The authors work with practicing teachers learning to become coaches in graduate programs and through professional learning initiatives in multiple school districts. They are also engaged in an ongoing research study of new coach development. Over the last five years, they have observed some common patterns in coaches' learning (Ortmann et. al,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Novices, Coaching (Performance), Professional Development
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Zygouris-Coe, Vassiliki; Nolen, Karen; Ferrante, Pamela S. – Learning Professional, 2021
At all times, but especially in today's shifting contexts created by the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers benefit from differentiated professional learning support. One way school leaders can ensure such support is to nurture a culture of coaching. By embracing instructional coaching and establishing it as part of the school culture, leaders can help…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Professional Development, Instructional Improvement, Student Needs
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Lewis, Melanie; McNamara, Katie – Learning Professional, 2021
School administrators often seek out personnel to facilitate embedded professional learning, usually by asking a skilled classroom teacher to serve as an instructional coach, curriculum specialist, or teacher on special assignment. One source administrators do not often consider is a certified school librarian, but these professionals are ready…
Descriptors: Librarians, Certification, Role, Professional Development
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Cutt, Andrea Hyatt; Miller, Dave; Borasi, Raffaella; Borys, Zenon – Learning Professional, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic found many K-12 school leaders unprepared to deal with the magnitude and duration of this emergency. Dealing with sustained crises is not sufficiently addressed in most K-12 leadership programs, nor in the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards (NPBEA, 2018). What can be done to better prepare leaders…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Leadership Responsibility
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Abrams, Jennifer – Learning Professional, 2021
While the concept of being a professional prominently features in teaching standards worldwide, as a profession teachers do not devote much time to the study of what it takes to be one. In schools, the idea of defining, and then supporting, the emotional and psychological development required to be a professional remains on the periphery -- it is…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Job Skills, Skill Development, Professional Identity
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
The school principal has long been recognized as a critical driver for school improvement and student success, but new research supported by The Wallace Foundation has found that principals have an even greater impact than previously stated. A synthesis of two decades of studies builds on previous research about how principals impact student…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Public Schools, Administrator Characteristics
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Baker-Jones, Tauheedah; Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2021
Tauheedah Baker-Jones is Atlanta Public Schools' first chief equity and social justice officer. She developed and now oversees the district's Center for Equity and Social Justice and the district's equity framework. In this article, she shares some of her experiences and learnings, as well as reflections on how districts can enable equity officers…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Public Schools, Leadership Responsibility
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Martin, James G. – Learning Professional, 2020
In too many schools, the absence of schoolwide psychological safety compromises professional learning and the success of teachers and students. Psychological safety--a state in which people feel free to be themselves--includes a willingness to speak freely and engage in productive conflict without fear of retribution. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Security (Psychology), Professional Development, Feedback (Response), Criticism
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Thessin, Rebecca A.; Louis, Karen Seashore – Learning Professional, 2020
How do principal learning opportunities need to change, and who should be leading this change effort? The school district central office plays a vital role in principal learning by providing supervision and support for principals. Just as teachers need ongoing learning opportunities and support from their principals to provide high-quality…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Supervision
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Stoisch, Elizabeth Leisy; Forman, Michelle L.; Bocala, Candice – Learning Professional, 2019
More than a decade of research suggests that improving the quality of instruction and student learning requires leaders to set a vision for instruction, promote teacher learning around that vision, and foster organizational conditions for teacher collaboration and growth (Louis, Dretzke, & Wahlstrom, 2010). Yet designing professional learning…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
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Savitz-Romer, Mandy – Learning Professional, 2019
Too often, leaders overlook valuable human capital in their schools and miss the opportunity to develop them so that the school and its students can reach their full potential. This is particularly true for a highly qualified but underused group of professionals: school counselors. School counselors are uniquely positioned to support students'…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Strategic Planning, Counselor Training, Professional Development
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Toth, Michael D. – Learning Professional, 2019
A pedagogical model called student-led academic teaming takes a different approach to personalizing instruction and meeting the multifaceted needs of each student without increasing teacher fatigue and burnout. With student-led academic teaming, students take increased ownership and accountability for their own and their peers' learning, relieving…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Teacher Burnout, Student Participation
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