This book focuses on what it takes to translate professional development into impressive learning gains for students. The experiences of eight award-winning schools are distilled into principles for success. This book is based on hundreds of hours of talking with teachers and administrators at the eight schools. The schools are diverse, representing a wide range of locations, sizes, and student characteristics. The schools' stories tell of students who achieve because their teachers are learners. At the heart of each school's success is an exemplary professional development program. After an introduction to the book and an overview of the eight schools, Section 1, qThe Key: A Culture of Learning, q discusses qStudent-Centered Goalsq; qAn Expanded Definition of Professional Developmentq; qOngoing, Job-Embedded Informal Learningq; qA Collaborative Environmentq; qTime for Learning and Collaborationq; and qChecking for Results.q Section 2, qA Boost from Outside, q discusses qExternal Call to Action, qqPartnerships with External Programs, q and qFiscal Resources.q Section 3 offers qImplications for Site and District Leaders.q The two appendixes include school profiles and information on the research study. (SM)As evidence of this team approach, no matter what studentsa#39; test percentiles are in first and second grade, by fifth grade ... Each spring, a cross-grade team analyzes the new ITBS scores to draft the School Improvement Plan and associatedanbsp;...
|Title||:||Teachers Who Learn, Kids Who Achieve|
|Publisher||:||WestEd - 2000|