"Program improvement" is currently a huge focus in U.S. public schools. Schools face implications if they do not meet the certain criteria to make adequate yearly progress, or AYP. Program improvement is the result of a school not meeting...
At a time when professional learning is often under attack, says Stephanie Hirsh, we know that the future — the one staring us in the face right now — demands change on the part of students and educators. Those changes just don't happen without learning.
There's an awful video making the rounds right now of a roomful of educators in a professional development workshop. It's the classic horror show — a presenter speaking at rows of adults, asking them to recite sentences and phrases back to her. There's nothing that...
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Read the April issue of JSD to consider how adult learning must shift at a time when we're pressing for changes in student learning. The articles explore what it means to emphasize adults as learners. How must schools and school systems create meaningful professional learning?...
Teachers repeatedly cite the lack of hands-on professional development as their biggest obstacle to integrating technology into students' learning. With 45 states and the District of Columbia having adopted the new Common...
Maybe it is time to reconsider, or better still re-evaluate, our system of educating educators. Many teachers are finding their professional development through connectedness — by finding mentors online to exchange ideas, locate sources,...
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