Knowing professional learning is achieving its intended outcomes is not a simple matter, but that's no excuse for neglecting its evaluation. Explore a three-stage approach to measuring the impact of professional learning.

A couple of weeks ago, Megan Allen, a fifth-grade teacher in Tampa who blogs at transformED, wrote a post entitled "I've got my teacher evaluation. Now what?" In her post, Allen shared six suggestions that would help link teacher evaluations to effective professional development. The following post is our response to Megan.

Today's release of the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Challenges for School Leadership provides valuable information about teacher and principal needs, highlighting the increasing importance of high-quality professional learning.

A Kentucky task force develops (and shares) model Innovation Configuration maps to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Most important to the success of all of our connected initiatives, including Common Core and teacher assessment, is leaders' commitment to effective professional learning.

Examining three ways teacher leaders can use data to align professional learning to student learning.

Implementation has been the weak link in the chain of professional learning. That can't be the case.

A local school board meeting yields insightful questions about the board's role in ensuring successful implementation of Common Core State Standards.

Principals who engage in five key practices set the stage for improved educator and student learning in their schools.

Participating in the Learning School Alliance transforms an Illinois elementary school.


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