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.
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March 14, 2013
March 02, 2013
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
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
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
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
What attributes should we strive to develop in students, teachers, and ourselves?
January 02, 2013
The coming year will bring challenges and opportunities we must meet collaboratively.
December 07, 2012
All educators have a responsibility -- as well as opportunities -- to show leadership.
November 16, 2012
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
Professional learning planning doesn't begin with the educator in mind; it begins with the student in mind.