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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.

Improving Continuously: Walking the Talk of Professional Learning
Improving continuously: Walking the talk of professional learning
A Story

Marilyn Friedman is a newly elected school board member. As a parent and former teacher in the school system, she is excited to serve the system in this new role. She looks forward to bringing the perspective of a professional educator to the board. Following her departure from the classroom, she spent several years as a curriculum specialist, and she later left the school system to join a private consulting firm that is helping school systems implement new standards. She has logged more than 25 years in education and is delighted to be able to add the role of school board member to her list of experiences. This morning, ...

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