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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2022
Professional learning leaders are sometimes faced with skepticism about the expected impact of an investment in professional learning. Long-held myths and outdated notions about sit-and-get professional learning can act as barriers to thorough planning, appropriate funding, and sustained implementation of professional learning efforts.…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Teacher Education, Professional Education, Evidence Based Practice
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Wells, Karye; Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2022
Two years after the onset of the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to take a toll on educators' morale and well-being. The need to strengthen relationships between educators and students is growing. The MyTeachingPartner-Secondary (MTP-S) program, which is a strengths-based coaching program for middle and high school teachers, helps educators respond…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), COVID-19, Pandemics, Middle School Teachers
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Katz, Steven; Donohoo, Jenni – Learning Professional, 2022
Although there is a wealth of research about what works in schools for both teachers and leaders, it has been an ongoing challenge to ensure quality implementation of those practices. In this article, the evidence-based practices that the authors are concerned with relate to school leadership, not least of which involves the work that school…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Fugnitto, Gina; Stuart, Kelly – Learning Professional, 2021
Teacher professional learning is often disjointed and not aligned with the curricula teachers use in daily instruction. This lack of preparation has led to fragmented approaches to teaching young students to read, in part because initiatives lose momentum, teachers modify the instruction beyond recognition, and programs are soon eclipsed by newer…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Competencies
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
Project-based learning is popular with many parents, students, and teachers because of its focus on problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and real-world application (Gallup, 2019). It encourages teachers to act as facilitators while students actively engage in teacherand student-posed learning challenges, working alone and in groups on…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Program Effectiveness, High Schools
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Bowman, Michelle – Learning Professional, 2021
In March 2020, emergency school closings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic initiated a sudden widespread use of virtual learning and brought new challenges that affected teaching and learning across multiple contexts. The complex change caused school district leaders to make plans to reinvent and reimagine schools and created a need for teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Electronic Learning, Communities of Practice, Instructional Leadership
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
As awareness has grown about the harmful effects of exclusionary discipline, especially on the Black and Brown students who are disproportionately suspended and expelled, so, too, has interest in alternative approaches to discipline. Restorative practices focus on building or repairing relationships to address or preempt conflict. They are based…
Descriptors: Discipline, Racial Bias, Ethnicity, Minority Group Students
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Squires, Tiffany M.; LeTendre, Gerald – Learning Professional, 2020
In Penn State's work with aspiring teacher leaders over the last decade, two core strategies have emerged that hold significant promise for fostering teacher leadership: (1) provide teachers with the skills they need to create their own jobs; and (2) provide training and extended (e.g. post-graduate) support in developing ongoing professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
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Manning, Tom; Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2020
In 2016, the Louisiana Department of Education selected Learning Forward to design and facilitate a mentor teacher training program that provided expert teachers across the state with tools and skills to more effectively support teachers in their systems through their first three years of teaching. This three-year partnership was completed in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Training, Program Effectiveness
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Levine, Thomas H. – Learning Professional, 2019
Research supports the contention that professional learning communities (PLCs) are a "path to change in the classroom" (DuFour, 1997). Teachers treading this path, however, can encounter obstacles or plateau as a result of five common challenges: incoherence, insularity, unequal participation, congeniality, and privacy. Fortunately,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Reflection
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Jacobi, Julie A.; Stults, Sarah E.; Shefner, Rachel; Lange, Karin E.; Abraham, Nayantara S.; Deiger, Megan – Learning Professional, 2019
Policymakers and the public are increasingly asking educators to approach instruction from a STEM perspective, integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to prepare students for future careers. At the same time, administrators are directing teachers to make learning more communal and student-driven, emulating the workforce…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, STEM Education, Public School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Edwards, Darla – Learning Professional, 2019
A networked improvement community can be a tremendous resource for people who share a common interest and desire to learn from each other, and, thanks to technology, this can occur even when participants are separated by a large distance. This article discusses Virginia Advanced Study Strategies' Rural Math Innovation Network, a four-year project…
Descriptors: Networks, Rural Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2019
In March 2019, Learning Forward's Stephanie Hirsh interviewed Robert Pianta, who developed the evidence-based MyTeachingPartner 1:1 Video Coaching program (MTP). MTP is one of the few coaching models that meets the evidence requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), based on studies of its effectiveness and efficacy. Rigorous research…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Coaching (Performance), Program Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Banuelos, Noelle V.; Doerfel, Mariel K.; Stoffel, Rachael E. – Learning Professional, 2019
For nearly 15 years, Child360 (formerly Los Angeles Universal Preschool) has offered coaching services to early childhood education providers who serve children up to age 5 in public centers and family based childcare homes. These coaching services give educators the support they need to ensure their programs are places where children are happy…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Models
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Spangler, Donna – Learning Professional, 2019
Microcredentials create opportunities for continuing growth of all teachers based on specific needs. They provide ways for teachers to lead their own learning while allowing administrators to identify and address teachers' needs as well as the expertise teachers have to share with their colleagues. Microcredentials are different from traditional…
Descriptors: Credentials, Faculty Development, Competency Based Education, Communities of Practice
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