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Feller, Thomas R., Jr.; Myers, Elizabeth; Smith, Ashley – Learning Professional, 2022
One of the most effective forms of professional learning happens when teachers conduct collaborative inquiry in their own classrooms around difficult and challenging topics -- even topics that are potentially divisive. In this article, the authors describe how they have seen this powerful process at work in their district in Pitt County, North…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Empowerment, Problem Solving, Teacher Collaboration
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Fox, Betsy; Gaona, Irma Jean; Wilkinson, Larrisa – Learning Professional, 2021
States and local communities are increasing access to preschool, but there is a significant divide when it comes to the quality of these early learning programs. Education and training requirements for preschool educators vary based on setting and state regulations, and while districts and nonprofits may offer professional learning, effective…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Competencies, School Districts
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Appleby, Josephine; Dillard, Rene – Learning Professional, 2021
Developing early reading skills is important for long-term academic success. Too often, however, young children do not have the foundations of literacy they need. One-third of Tennessee students read on grade level (Tennessee Department of Education, 2021), and in the state's capital city of Nashville, three out of four 3rd graders are not reading…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, At Risk Students, Early Intervention, Toddlers
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and founding president of the Learning Policy Institute, is a longtime leader in education, an expert on professional learning, and an influential researcher and policy advisor. She has been leading President Joe Biden's education transition team,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Pandemics, COVID-19, Access to Computers
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Iheoma Iruka is founding director of the Equity Research Action Coalition at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and research professor of public policy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on supporting the optimal development of children from low-wealth and marginalized communities and ensuring excellence…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Child Development, Low Income Students
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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2021
At the heart of the most successful pre-K and early elementary programs is professional learning -- and at the heart of the professional learning is coaching. Even though early childhood is a unique period of development, the success of early learning coaches offers valuable lessons for professional learning across grade levels and settings. It…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Berg, Jill Harrison – Learning Professional, 2021
Schools committed to equity are experimenting with creative and powerful ways for teachers to ensure all students receive what they need to learn in the classroom. Many of these efforts focus professional learning on strengthening the instructional core -- teachers' knowledge of and relationships with students, teachers' deep and critical…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Bintz, Jody; Wickler, Nicole I. Z. – Learning Professional, 2020
One of the challenges leaders face is how to help teachers examine their classroom practice. The use of video technology as a tool for teacher self-reflection, peer collaboration, and coaching has been gaining in popularity for just this purpose. In this article, the authors share how teachers benefit from using a Lesson Analysis Protocol to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interaction, Faculty Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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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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Storeygard, Judy; Mutch-Jones, Karen – Learning Professional, 2020
Doing the Math With Paraeducators: A Research and Development Project funded by the National Science Foundation, was designed to provide experiences to support professional growth by building paraeducator mathematical knowledge for teaching and leadership in Boston Public Schools. Providing paraeducators with sustained professional learning and…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Mathematics Instruction, Public School Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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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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Summers, Laura L. – Learning Professional, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic required that nearly all P-20 teaching and learning move quickly to virtual formats. In many cases, educators were teaching exclusively online for the first time in their careers. Schools suddenly needed to train and support all educators on how to teach, engage students, and support families from a distance. This created an…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Technology
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Zimmerman, Diane P.; Sommers, William A. – Learning Professional, 2020
To put it simply, public reflective practice is a check-in: How are we doing, what are we learning from practice, what changes are making a difference, and so on. Teachers have these kinds of conversations privately but rarely have a chance to think out loud with others about what they are coming to understand about teaching and learning. That is…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Reflection, Teacher Characteristics, Communities of Practice
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Cameli, Sandy – Learning Professional, 2020
Schools and districts have held book clubs for professional learning for decades. In the Hawaii Department of Education, educators participating in Na Kumu Alaka'i Teacher Leader Academy are breaking the mold by engaging in unbook clubs (Cameli, 2013), shared learning experiences that focus on a topic but are not limited to one reading or…
Descriptors: Books, Clubs, Faculty Development, Teacher Leadership
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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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