Leadership by teachers is essential to meeting the needs of students and supporting education professionals. The Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium developed these standards to promote and support teachers leadership as a vehicle to transform schools for the 21st century.
This case study highlights the changes made to turnaround a low performing elementary school in a high poverty area. The 3 main changes: extended learning time for students, additional planning time for teachers, and professional development that focused on collaboration.
A key component of a continuous learning system is to use a wide variety of methods, including classroom training, distance learning, mentoring, experiential learning, and participation in conferences, workshops, and seminars. This tool contains information on a number of learning strategies for creating a continuous learning environment, including individual learning strategies and organizational learning strategies.
This guide explains how to shift from an external focus on learning to a school-based provision of learning. Models for professional development are summarized and forty actionable strategies are suggested to improve professional development.
This brief provides a research-based blueprint for teacher learning, including the goals it can serve, strategic content priorities, and effective approaches or strategies. In “learning centered” schools—where there is an emphasis on both student and teacher learning—teacher professional communities are the hub of a learning system that focuses on instructional improvement. These communities are strategically linked with various other modes of professional development within and outside the school.
This article compares the effectiveness of several types of professional development and provides examples of highly effective models including the National Writing Project and Cognitively Guided Instruction.