Supporting Effective Teacher Learning

Most school districts lack the structures and/or cultures to support the kind of job-embedded, sustained, collaborative teacher professional learning that leads to real improvements in teaching and learning....


As education reform and policy shifts kicks into high geer, teachers and ESPs are learning new kind of teaching is needed. Educators need to have a greater understanding of teaching and learning. Teachers need to be able to address students’ needs and the demands of their disciplines, and they must create bridges between students’ experiences and curriculum goals. This article explores the gap between current professional development and research-based best practices of teacher professional learning and identifies changes that must be made to transform professional learning opportunities in our schools. What needs to be done?  Read more

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