• Summary
  • Contents
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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.

Advancing Professional Learning: Adopting Standards for Professional Learning
Advancing professional learning: Adopting standards for professional learning
A Story

Pam Casto, the director of teaching and learning, will make a presentation to the school board during its upcoming study session. School board member Karen Barab is particularly excited about professional learning and is looking forward to the presentation. She wants Casto to be successful in enlisting the attention of the entire board on this important issue.

Preparing for the Request

Casto is well prepared when the evening of the study session arrives. She has placed a copy of Standards for Professional Learning at each school board member's place. Superintendent Betty Ann Bukhair begins the evening by reintroducing Casto and describing Casto's responsibilities in relation to the board's goals of promoting ...

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