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    JSD, February 2016: Explore the Standards for Professional Learning


    JSD February 2016

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    Up close: Deep smarts start here

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    • 4 must-haves for the journey
    • Who uses the Standards for Professional Learning?
    • Measure your progress
    • Standards facilitator guide

    Discover the possibilities.

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    By Eric Celeste

    This issue of JSD takes a fresh look at the field and the Standards for Professional Learning since their publication in 2011.

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    Harness the energy of collaboration.

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    By Ann Lieberman and Lynne Miller

    Ann Lieberman and Lynne Miller consider why learning communities have gained support, summarize the research about them, and describe three contexts in which professional learning communities have been enacted.

    A leader’s top task is to nurture talent.

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    By Karen Seashore Louis

    Karen Seashore Louis takes a close look at what leaders need to understand about how learners approach change and their role in helping create a culture that recognizes the humans at the heart of change.

    Take a whole new look at how to use resources.

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    By Karen Hawley Miles and Anna Sommers

    Karen Hawley Miles and Anna Sommers outline four ways schools systems can rethink resource use to build and retain a powerful teaching force.

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    Gauge impact with 5 levels of data.

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    By Thomas R. Guskey

    Thomas R. Guskey examines the use of data in the systematic evaluation of professional learning.

    Use a variety of practices to connect with all.

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    By Eleanor Drago-Severson

    Given the challenges educators face today, teachers and school leaders must continuously learn and grow. Eleanor Drago-Severson examines the way learning theories, research, and models help us understand the adults we want to support.

    Amplify change with professional capital.

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    By Michael Fullan

    Michael Fullan explores the role of human, social, and decisional capital in building educator capacity, and more importantly, a culture of learning within schools.

    Build cultural proficiency to ensure equity.

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    By Delores B. Lindsey and Randall B. Lindsey

    Delores and Randall Lindsey approach the Outcomes standard through the lens of their cultural proficiency work to highlight the equity focus embedded in the standard.

    Why adoption of standards matters.

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    Making a commitment to the Standards for Professional Learning is a commitment to continuous learning for all educators in a school. A map shows the 39 states that have adopted, adapted, or endorsed the standards.

    How the world’s best schools stay on top: Study's key findings pinpoint practices that align with Learning Forward.

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    By Joellen Killion

    Key findings from a new study highlight how Learning Forward’s long-standing position on professional learning correlates with practices in high-performing systems in Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and British Columbia.

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    From the editor

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    By Tracy Crow

    Standards have the most muscle when used together

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    Essentials: Keeping up with hot topics in the field

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    • Rethink teaching
    • Teacher resource
    • Policy snapshot
    • Accountability check
    • Learning outlook
    • Improving principals
    • Report on equity

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    Standards self-assessment and follow-up.

    Lessons from research

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    By Joellen Killion

    Pairing new science curriculum with professional learning increases student achievement.

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    Site highlights.

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    • New board members
    • Learning School designation
    • On Board
    • SAI available on Amplify
    • Fort Bend ISD partnership

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    Abstracts

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    for February 2016 JSD

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    From the director

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    By Stephanie Hirsh

    Standards connect the dots between teaching and learning

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