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Connect inquiry to improved teaching and learning across your district!

Now that federal and state initiatives require school districts to provide job-embedded professional development, the next step is making it happen. This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a laser-like focus on both adult and student learning. This book�s inquiry model challenges educators and students to: Define questions they are passionate about exploring; Collect and analyze data to inform their questions; Share what they have learned through the process with others; Collaborate to build on their results and improve student achievement

The authors' award-winning school improvement program, featured in the text, offers a fresh look at how to improve the quality of teaching and learning across a district. Administrators, teachers, and students will find an invaluable road map for tackling real-world challenges and taking control of their own learning.

The Principal Professional Learning Community in Practice: The Story of Carol, Sylvia, Bob, and 37 Principals
The principal professional learning community in practice: The story of Carol, Sylvia, Bob, and 37 principals

More innovative principal development models are needed, models that embrace a more constructivist approach and build on, rather than underestimate, the skills and knowledge that principals already posses.

—Monica Byrne-Jimenez and Margaret Terry Orr (2007, p. 9)

Carol had served in a variety of positions in Pinellas County Schools, from classroom teacher to assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Although she enjoyed all of her 22 years working in the 26th-largest district in the nation, she was most excited about becoming a regional superintendent. In her new role, Carol would oversee 37 elementary schools, including curriculum, ...

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