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March 14, 2013

Innovation can help us overcome persistent challenges in professional learning

While innovation may scare off those who have been involved in too many pilot projects, we need to take this opportunity to examine the impact, scale, efficiency, and effectiveness of new strategies in professional learning.

March 02, 2013

We Can't Neglect Professional Learning Evaluation

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.

February 25, 2013

You've Got Your Teacher Evaluation. Now What?

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.

February 21, 2013

Survey Indicates Need for High-Quality Professional Learning

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.

February 14, 2013

Commitment Is Vital to Professional Learning

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

January 14, 2013

A Credo That Still Rings True

What attributes should we strive to develop in students, teachers, and ourselves?

January 02, 2013

Resolutions for 2013

The coming year will bring challenges and opportunities we must meet collaboratively.

December 07, 2012

Realizing Our Leadership Potential

All educators have a responsibility -- as well as opportunities -- to show leadership.

November 16, 2012

Extended Learning Time Is Time Well Spent

When people tell me they can't find the time for collaborative professional learning in their schools, my answer is, you can't afford not to find the time.

November 05, 2012

It's All About Student Outcomes

Professional learning planning doesn't begin with the educator in mind; it begins with the student in mind.

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