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A Districtwide Approach to Staff and Student Learning

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September 2011 | 200 pages | Corwin
The purpose of this book is to provide districts with a comprehensive guide to building a powerful, systems-wide professional development program that will enhance the quality of teachers they employ. Building on recommendations from The National Staff Development Council and the latest research on teacher professional development, the foundation of this PD system is the power of job-embedded professional learning, with a particular focus on inquiry and professional learning communities.
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About the Authors
Part I. For the Administrator
1. The Principal Professional Learning Community
2. The Principal Professional Learning Community in Practice
Part II. For the Teacher
3. The Inquiry-Oriented PLC
4. The Inquiry-Oriented Learning Community in Practice
Part III. For the Student
5. Introducing Inquiry Into the Classroom
6. Student Inquiry in Practice
Part IV. For the Professional Developer
7. The Importance of Coaching
8. Developing a District-Wide Cadre of Coaches


"This text is an excellent example of a systematic and systemic approach to professional development and learning across the professional life span. I can't wait to use this text in my courses with teachers and teacher candidates as well as in my work with districts and professional development."

Jennifer Snow, Associate Professor and Chair
Boise State University, ID

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