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March 2016 | 136 pages | Corwin

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!

 


 
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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