Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Communities
Corwin | Learning Forward
December 5, 2013
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This book, featuring SCOPE scholar Ann Lieberman, is the first in a series exploring each of Learning Forward's seven Standards for Professional Learning, which outline the characteristics of effective professional learning. In this book, the contributors help readers understand what it takes to establish and maintain professional learning communities that align with the Learning Forward standards and increase educator effectiveness to provide the best outcomes for students. Its features include:
An original essay by thought leaders Ann Lieberman and Lynne Miller designed to stretch readers' thinking on the Learning Communities standard by introducing the underlying theory, research, and practice behind learning communities
A comprehensive guide to implementing the Learning Communities standard, with an overview of six critical attributes of PLCs and the seven-step cycle of continuous improvement
A case study of the district-wide implementation of PLCs that led to changed practices for educators and improved results for students, with detailed analysis of what worked.
With these tools in hand to strengthen professional learning, new heights of effective teaching, leadership, and student achievement are within your school's reach. When teachers learn from each other, students reap the benefits.
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