Pam DaPam Davis-Webbvis-Webb, principal at Diven Elementary school in Elmira, N.Y., knows that principals’ own professional learning is in a constant time crunch. Read how she overlapped her own professional learning with teacher professional learning to create a focused start to the students’ day and inspire her school’s professional learning community.
In 2009, when Janet C. Johnson, education specialist for Atlanta Public Schools, enrolled in the Learning Forward Academy Class of 2011, her problem of practice was addressing a disjointed approach to professional learning in the district. Read how Johnson introduced the newly revised Standards for Professional Learning as a critical part of building a new foundation for the district’s change process.
Brian M. Stack, principal at Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston, N.H., has transitioned his school to competency-based grading and reporting. Read how learning communities helped facilitate this philosophical and procedural change.