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.
Chapter 3: The Inquiry-Oriented PLC
The Inquiry-Oriented PLC
The most enjoyable aspect of my work as a principal this year was observing teachers explore their passions and implement innovative practices through the inquiry process. In this day and age when many teachers complain that their flexibility and creativity is stifled due to standardized testing and curriculum, allowing teachers the opportunity to implement and study a passion empowers them to continuously explore ways to improve their effectiveness and grow in their craft.
There are few conversations about teaching these days that don't include talk about teacher quality. Yet, the dialogue is often political, consumed with controversial solutions for improving teacher quality such as linking teacher pay to student performance. Absent from the pervasive political conversations ...