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March 2016 | 136 pages | Corwin

This groundbreaking 7-book series, co-developed by Learning Forward and Corwin, closes the "knowing-doing" gap by guiding educational leaders through the process for implementing the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning. Each volume tackles an individual standard, providing:

  • Original essays written by leading experts in the field to promote deeper understandings of the meaning of each standard
  • An array of templates, tools, and protocols  to help you design and delivery quality professional learning in your own district or school
  • Case studies of districts "getting it right" and educators who have realized the promise of effective professional learning

 
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

 
Conclusion

 
Appendices

 
Resources

 
Endnotes

 
 
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

 
Final Word

 
References

 
 
3. The Case Study - Valerie Von Frank
Using This Case Study

 
Shifting Resources

 
Maintaining PLCS, Late Starts

 
Instructional Coaches

 
Walk-Throughs and Instructional Rounds

 
A New Form of Evaluation

 
Salina Intermediate School

 
Support Staff for Teachers

 
PLCs

 
Saturdays

 
Additional Learning Time

 
Walk-Throughs

 
Reducing Professional Learning Not an Option

 
References

 
Personal Testimonies

 
 
Index
Key features
(1) Promotes a deeper understanding of the conditions, processes, and content of effective professional learning to support continuous improvement in leadership, teaching, and student learning.

(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.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction to the Series

The Resources Standard


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