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  • Districtwide Instructional Reform: Using Sociocultural Theory to Link Professional Learning to Organizational Support

    1/1/08 - Gallucci, Chrysan

    No Child Left Behind Act accountability pressures and calls to close achievement gaps between groups of students have challenged school districts to achieve systemwide instructional improvement. These policies create learning challenges for classroom teachers and for school and district leaders. This article engages questions about organizational support for professional learning in the context of reform initiatives. A theoretical lens--called the Vygotsky Space--is used to analyze case...

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    Diversity: School, Family, & Community Connections

    1/5/09 - Martha Boethel

    This is the third in a series of reports to help local school, community, and family leaders obtain useful research-based information about key educational issues. This synthesis focuses specifically on three categories: race or ethnicity, culture (including language), and socioeconomic status. The report also explores barriers to involvement for minority and low-income families, strategies that have been used to address those barriers, and recommendations that local educational leaders can...

  • Generating Teaching Effectiveness: The Role of Job-Embedded Professional Learning in Teacher Evalution

    1/1/12 - Coggshall, J.G., Rasmussen, C., Colton, A., Milton, J. & Jacques, C., U.S. Department of Education

    State and district leaders across the country are working intensely to respond to legislation calling for revised teacher evaluation systems that incorporate multiple measures of student learning and teacher practice. Whether through strengthened accountability or more formative support, the primary goal of this work is the continuous improvement of teaching and learning. To meet this goal, teacher evaluation systems need to be designed and implemented with teacher learning and development...

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    Good professional development in schools: How does leadership contribute?

    1/7/10 - Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills

    This good practice report considers what makes continuing professional development work so well in successful schools. It identifies four key questions that effective school leaders regularly ask themselves about the quality of their arrangements for professional development. The report then sets out the key characteristics of good practice associated with the four areas and illustrates these to help all schools learn from the examples. It also identifies three barriers that confront schools.

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    Guide for Coaching Dialogues

    1/6/09 - Elaine Mulligan

    NIUSI-LeadScape coaching supports school leaders in their work to lead change, as well as serving as a model for school leaders to coach teachers and staff in implementing inclusive practices

  • Improving Teacher Quality: A Guide for Education Leaders

    2/16/14 - Laine, Sabrina; Sherratt, Ellen; Lasagna, Molly

    Improving Teacher Quality: A Guide for Education Leaders addresses the specific roles education leaders have in ensuring that each classroom has the most effective teacher. Each chapter is tailored to an individual audience and focuses on the key policies they can influence. Improving Teacher Quality includes vignettes, strategies, and realistic action steps to give readers a jumping off point to begin what can seem like an overwhelming endeavor. Every chapter ends with a checklist to...

  • Leader to Leader

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  • Leadership and Lattices: New Pathways Across the Teaching Profession

    8/1/13 - Doyle, Daniela

    Teachers need career pathways that provide new challenges and sustained opportunities for leadership without leaving the classroom. Better opportunities for leadership and innovative pathways help to increase the retention of strong teachers. Although few such programs existed several years ago, a growing number of states, districts, charter schools, and other organizations have recently introduced some kind of teacher-leader program.

  • Leadership to Leader

    1/1/03
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    LeadScape

    1/6/09 - Elizabeth B. Kozleski

    This presentation is designed to give an overview of the LeadScape project and the tools and resources developed for school leaders through the project.

  • Linking Teacher Evaluation to Professional Development: Focusing on Improving Teaching and Learning.

    1/1/12 - Goe, L., Biggers, K., and Croft, A. , U.S. Department of Education

    Recently, teacher evaluation has become a major focus in educational policy debates and research efforts. This increased attention to teacher evaluation has raised questions about the relationship between evaluation and student outcomes. Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain (2005) and others have demonstrated with value-added research that there are sizeable differences among teachers in their ability to help students learn at high levels—not just across schools but within schools. These...

  • Mentors in the Making: Developing New Leaders for New Teachers

    1/1/06 - Achinstein, B. & Athanases, S. Z., Wasley, P. A., Lieberman, A., & McDonald, J. P.
  • More Than One Gap: Dropout Rate Gaps Between and Among Black, Hispanic, and White Students

    1/1/07 - Carpenter Ii, Dick M., Ramirez, Al

    The achievement gap, traditionally measured by test scores, also can be documented by dropout behavior. Examining dropout behavior among Black, White, and Hispanic students, with a particular focus on gaps within groups and not just between Whites and minorities, shows a clearer picture of the achievement gap. The results of our study show multiple achievement gaps both between and within groups, ultimately concluding that within-group gaps were often more significant than gaps between...

  • More than one gap: Dropout rate gaps between and among Black, Hispanic, and White students

    1/1/08 - Carpenter, Dick M., II, Ramirez, Al

    The achievement gap, traditionally measured by test scores, also can be documented by dropout behavior. Examining dropout behavior among Black, White, and Hispanic students, with a particular focus on gaps within groups and not just between Whites and minorities, shows a clearer picture of the achievement gap. The results of our study show multiple achievement gaps both between and within groups, ultimately concluding that within-group gaps were often more significant than gaps between...

  • Moving NSDC's Staff Development Standards into Practice Innovation Configurations

    1/1/03 - National Staff Development Council

    This book will help school leaders to make better decisions regarding the planning, design, and evaluation of staff development.

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    NCLR Announces 2013-2014 Fellows for National Institute for Latino School Leaders

    11/5/13 - Mimberg, Kathy

    The NILSL Fellows have decades of teaching and leadership experience working in public school settings with Hispanic students, the majority of whom are learning English and live in low-income communities. Designed for high-potential mid- to senior-level education leaders, the program provides training sessions geared toward providing the advocacy and communication skills needed to address issues important to Latino student achievement and urge national and state officials to consider these...

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