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We know that high quality professional learning can play a significant role in advancing student achievement. This book is aimed at school board members with a desire to deepen their understanding of professional learning as a means to improving their decision making and, ultimately, improving outcomes for educators and their students. Each chapter focuses on a critical decision point that boards frequently encounter. Through a combination of descriptive text, case vignettes, and activities, board members will cultivate a deeper understanding of each decision point, its connection to professional learning, and an enhanced capacity to confront problems.

Introduction: Using This Book as a Guide to Your Learning
Introduction: Using this book as a guide to your learning
How to Use This Book

In 2011, Learning Forward released its second revision of Standards for Professional Learning. The Standards define what constitutes effective professional development that improves educator effectiveness and student achievement. The Standards were developed in collaboration with leading national education organizations, including the National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of Elementary School Principals, American Association of School Administrators, and National School Boards Association. Since the introduction of the initial version in 1994, more than 40 states have adopted or adapted the Standards into policy. Many other national organizations, including Parents for Public Schools, as well ...

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