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February 2016 | 136 pages | Corwin

This groundbreaking 7-book series, co-developed by Learning Forward and Corwin, closes the "knowing-doing" gap by guiding educational leaders through the process for implementing the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning. Each volume tackles an individual standard, providing:

  • Original essays written by leading experts in the field to promote deeper understandings of the meaning of each standard
  • An array of templates, tools, and protocols  to help you design and delivery quality professional learning in your own district or school
  • Case studies of districts "getting it right" and educators who have realized the promise of effective professional learning
 
Introduction to the Series - Stephanie Hirsh
 
The Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning
 
The Resources Standard
About the Authors

 
 
1. Introduction - Karen Hawley Miles & Anna Sommers
A Comprehensive Framework for Improving Instruction

 
A Methodology for Quantifying Professional Growth & Support

 
Findings from Professional Growth and Support Spending Analyses

 
Opportunities to Shift and Maximize Professional Learning Resources

 
Constraints and Challenges

 
Ensuring Strong Return on Investment and Financial Sustainability of Professional Growth & Support

 
Conclusion

 
Appendices

 
Resources

 
Endnotes

 
 
2. TIME: The Resource a School Can Manage to Create More Effective Instruction - Patricia Roy
Restructuring Time for Collaborative Learning

 
Engage Faculty Members

 
Fulfilling the Promise of Collaborative Time

 
Final Word

 
References

 
 
3. The Case Study - Valerie Von Frank
Using This Case Study

 
Shifting Resources

 
Maintaining PLCS, Late Starts

 
Instructional Coaches

 
Walk-Throughs and Instructional Rounds

 
A New Form of Evaluation

 
Salina Intermediate School

 
Support Staff for Teachers

 
PLCs

 
Saturdays

 
Additional Learning Time

 
Walk-Throughs

 
Reducing Professional Learning Not an Option

 
References

 
Personal Testimonies

 
 
Index

Karen Hawley Miles

Karen Hawley Miles is executive director and founder of Education Resource Strategies, a nonprofit organization in Boston, Massachusetts, that specializes in strategic planning, organization, and resource allocation in urban public school districts. Her work aims to help states, districts, and schools rethink resource allocation and empower principals to create great schools and redirect resources to promote excellent teaching, individual attention for children, and productive instructional time. Miles has worked intensively with urban districts in Los Angeles, Chicago, Albuquerque, Boston, Baltimore, Providence, Rochester and Cincinnati... More About Author

Anna Sommers

Patricia Ann Roy

Dr. Patricia Roy is a Senior Consultant with Learning Forward’s Center for Results. She works with state departments of education, districts, and schools across the United States as well as internationally. Most recently, she developed briefings and a resource guide to help schools use results from the revised Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI2) to improve professional learning. She has authored many articles and chapters on effective professional development,  school improvement, innovation configuration maps, and cooperative learning. In her work with Learning Forward, Pat developed professional learning resource toolkits for... More About Author

Valerie von Frank

Valerie von Frank has written extensively about education over several decades as a daily newspaper reporter in multiple states covering public schools and, over the last decade, for NSDC publications, including JSD, Tools for Schools, The Learning System, The Learning Principal, and T3. She is a former editor of JSD, worked as a daily newspaper editor, served as communications director in an urban public school district, and was communications director for a Michigan nonprofit school reform organization. She is co-author with Ann Delehant of Making Meetings Work: How to Get Started, Get Going, and Get It Done (Corwin Press, 2007). She is... More About Author

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