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Blank, Rolf K.; Moulding, Brett – Learning Professional, 2019
Since 2013, a majority of states have been working to implement new standards for K-12 science education that are based on the National Research Council's framework for science education and the Next Generation Science Standards. The new science standards emphasize deeper understanding of content in relation to practices and a three-dimensional…
Descriptors: State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Maldonado, Hilda; Nava, Imelda L.; Nava, Marco A. – Learning Professional, 2019
For emergent bilingual students to thrive, schools need a culture of valuing bilingualism, supported by strong and committed leaders. From 2015 to 2017, the authors convened a professional learning community of 14 emergent bilingual leaders from around the U.S. They defined emergent bilingual leaders as leaders at all levels who support…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Student Needs, School Culture, Cultural Influences
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2019
A recent qualitative study by a team of researchers looked into how grade-level teams of teachers are thinking about causes and strategies based on looking at student performance data. What is interesting in these findings is how infrequently teachers attribute student results to instruction -- just 15% of the time. Teachers in this study were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship, Data Use
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Leshnick, Sengsouvanh; Allen, Jackie Statum; Berman, Daniela – Learning Professional, 2019
While a good amount is known in education research about approaches to individualized learning (e.g. differentiated instruction, personalized learning plans), little is known about the scope and scale of efforts to individualize learning in the Bush Foundation's region of focus. To support its learning and future investments, the Bush Foundation…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Educational Practices
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2019
A recent study by Debra McKeown and colleagues is described by author Eliabeth Foster as important not only because it highlights professional learning about a model of writing instruction of interest to many educators, but also because it examines teachers' reflections about their experiences in professional learning. Building on a larger…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Instructional Effectiveness
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Killion, Joellen – Learning Professional, 2017
In each issue of "The Learning Professional," Joellen Killion explores a recent research study to help practitioners understand the impact of particular professional learning practices on student outcomes. In this issue, Killion explores the study presented in "The Effect of Teacher Coaching on Instruction and Achievement: A…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
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Greenleaf, Cynthia; Brown, Willard R. – Learning Professional, 2017
This article describes how participants in the California Teacher Inquiry Network learn the art of making their invisible thinking processes visible, helping them see more clearly that they have internal resources to help students master similar kinds of thinking processes.
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Cognitive Processes
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Killion, Joellen – Learning Professional, 2017
Professional development designed to integrate key features of research-based professional learning has positive and significant effects on teacher practice and student achievement in mathematics when implemented in schools that meet specified technology-readiness criteria. Key features of research-based professional learning include intensive…
Descriptors: Standards, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Principals
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McManus, Tricia – Learning Professional, 2017
The path to principalship in Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida is not one taken lightly. After receiving the Wallace Foundation Principal Pipeline Initiative grant, Hillsborough was one of six districts that developed a comprehensive principal pipeline based on four key components: leader standards that define the role of principal;…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Faculty Development, Leadership Training
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Killion, Joellen – Learning Professional, 2017
Joellen Killion is senior advisor to Learning Forward. In each issue of "The Learning Professional", Killion explores a recent research study to help practitioners understand the impact of particular professional learning practices on student outcomes. In this Issue Mary Kennedy conducts a review and analysis of the research on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Core Curriculum