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Illustrating how networked learning communities (NLCs) can impact school improvement, the authors examine formal/informal leadership roles, collaborative inquiry as an essential tool, and how NLCs support schoolwide accountability.

Using the Network to Support Professional Learning for Leaders
Using the network to support professional learning for leaders

In the last chapter, we unpacked what it means for student learning to signal teacher learning. We also looked at what learning for teachers actually entails if it is to move beyond the ineffective one-shot workshop model (Darling-Hammond & Richardson, 2009) and become truly “job-embedded.” Teacher practice influences student learning and achievement, but practice does not really change unless the understanding that is the foundation on which the practice is built changes as well. That said, professional learning doesn't only mean teacher learning. It also means leader learning. Leadership practices enable the necessary teacher learning. Or, to turn it around slightly, teacher learning needs suggest leader learning needs. ...

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