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ERIC Number: EJ1290843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
The Title IIA Equity Multiplier
Fleming, Paul; George, Melinda
Learning Professional, v42 n1 p69-72 Feb 2021
Learning Forward's Professional Learning State and District Planner is a guide to help state, district, and school leaders implement professional learning to support high-quality curriculum and instructional materials. Grounded in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) definition of high-quality professional learning as intensive, data-driven, job-embedded, and classroom-focused, the planner provides a system framework for planning professional learning. It includes tools for states and districts to engage in five interconnected stages: (1) define the vision; (2) examine evidence to drive improvement; (3) design and implement the learning plan; (4) support and monitor; and (5) scale and institutionalize. Decision-makers can use the activities and tools to prioritize selection and implementation of high-quality instructional materials, as well as curriculum-anchored professional learning. The tools and resources also offer related guidance to ensure compliance with professional learning requirements embedded in Title II, Part A (Title IIA). In this article, the authors share some of the tools from stage 1 (define the vision). For local education agencies (LEAs), a diagnostic assessment is included. For state education agencies (SEAs), a tool for building a shared vision is included. For both LEAs and SEAs, a set of reflection questions that can be used at the completion of stage 1 is included. Because the five professional learning stages in the planner are fluid, and the tools therefore do not need to be completed in a chronological sequence, these tools can be used on their own or in conjunction with the other tools, which are available at
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Every Student Succeeds Act 2015; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II