When teachers acquire new knowledge and successfully transfer it to their classroom practice, student learning improves. Professional learning communities (PLCs) achieve that result with continuous, collaborative, job-embedded learning. Differentiated Professional Development in a Professional Learning Community improves on that model by adding differentiation for teacher learners. The authors thoroughly explain a job-embedded process whereby teachers receive personalized training and support until they are ready to teach new strategies to their students. Book jacket.Leta#39;s see how this works by envisioning a middle school social studies team that is reviewing data from a recent common assessment. All seventh-grade students have written a document-based essay. ... She asks clarifying questions to keep the discussion focused. ... The sixth-grade social studies teachers conclude that they could begin using Teacher Leaders as Mentors and Team Facilitators 95.
|Title||:||Differentiated Professional Development in a Professional Learning Community|
|Author||:||Linda Bowgren, Kathryn Sever|
|Publisher||:||Solution Tree - 2009-10-06|