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Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning
A Joint Publication with Learning Forward
Gain creative strategies and practical tools for maximizing the resources needed—including people, time, technology, and money—to improve and sustain educator growth.
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781452292076
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2016
- Page Count: 136
- Publication date: February 24, 2016
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Secure the resources needed to support educator professional growth!
Learning Forward is a leader in understanding and advancing professional learning that leads to student success. This series explores Learning Forward’s seven Standards for Professional Learning, which outline the characteristics of effective professional learning that, collectively, advance teaching and learning.
In this volume, you will learn creative strategies for prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating the resources required for educator learning and student success. This book includes:
- An original essay by Karen Hawley Miles and Anna Sommers on how school systems can reconfigure people, time, technology, and money to improve and sustain educator growth
- Implementation strategies, practical tools, and specific examples for maximizing resources—especially time—for teacher learning
- A case study of how Dearborn Public Schools, Michigan, shifted existing resources to drive professional learning despite tough economic times
Learn how wise management of professional learning resources can help achieve stronger outcomes for your educators and students!
(2) Provides educators with the learning opportunities and tools to unpack each standard, connect the standard to their own contexts and experiences, and build a common understanding of the qualities of effective professional learning.
(3) Original essays, written by leading experts in the field, challenge existing thinking and promote new, deeper-level understandings of the meaning of the standard.
(4) Explores the in-connectedness of individual standards and cultivates an appreciation for how the standards function in symmetry.
(5) Includes a detailed chapter on implementation and application of the standard to help close the knowing-doing gap and sustain improvements over time.
(6) Original case studies provide inspirational examples of actual districts "getting it right" and educators who have realized the promise of effective professional learning.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Series - Stephanie Hirsh
The Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning
The Resources Standard
About the Authors
1. Introduction - Karen Hawley Miles & Anna Sommers
A Comprehensive Framework for Improving Instruction
A Methodology for Quantifying Professional Growth & Support
Findings from Professional Growth and Support Spending Analyses
Opportunities to Shift and Maximize Professional Learning Resources
Constraints and Challenges
Ensuring Strong Return on Investment and Financial Sustainability of Professional Growth & Support
2. TIME: The Resource a School Can Manage to Create More Effective Instruction - Patricia Roy
Restructuring Time for Collaborative Learning
Engage Faculty Members
Fulfilling the Promise of Collaborative Time
3. The Case Study - Valerie Von Frank
Using This Case Study
Maintaining PLCS, Late Starts
Walk-Throughs and Instructional Rounds
A New Form of Evaluation
Salina Intermediate School
Support Staff for Teachers
Additional Learning Time
Reducing Professional Learning Not an Option