Secure the resources needed to support educator professional growth! Learning Forward is a leader in understanding and advancing professional learning that leads to student success. This series explores Learning Forward’s seven Standards for Professional Learning, which outline the characteristics of effective professional learning that, collectively, advance teaching and learning. In this volume, you will learn creative strategies for prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating the resources required for educator learning and student success. This book includes: • An original essay by Karen Hawley Miles and Anna Sommers on how school systems can reconfigure people, time, technology, and money to improve and sustain educator growth • Implementation strategies, practical tools, and specific examples for maximizing resources–especially time–for teacher learning • A case study of how Dearborn Public Schools, Michigan, shifted existing resources to drive professional learning despite tough economic times Learn how wise management of professional learning resources can help achieve stronger outcomes for your educators and students!
Chapter One: Organizing Resources : A New Vision of Professional Learning
Organizing Resources : A New Vision of Professional Learning
The demands on today’s teachers and students are significant but so are the opportunities to support and develop teachers in ways that meet the challenge of twenty-first-century mandates and Common Core State Standards. More rigorous instructional requirements combined with consistently flat or declining budgets are challenging school systems to think more deliberately about where and how to invest in teaching effectiveness.
Leading edge school systems are rising to the challenge by rethinking how they allocate resources to professional learning—the growth and support of teachers throughout their career with the goal of increasing “educator effectiveness and results ...