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Laurie Calvert

Laurie Calvert is a National Board Certified teacher who taught for 14 years in western North Carolina. She served as the U.S. Department of Education’s first teacher liaison from 2010 to 2015 and is director of communications and marketing for National Network of State Teachers of the Year.

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    It may be a well-worn trope, but for many educators, the problem with professional learning really is a modern example of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” On the one hand, school leaders need professional learning to implement successfully a range of teaching and learning initiatives driven by the state and district. […]
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    As a member of Learning Forward’s PD Redesign Community of Practice, Riverside Unified School District is seeking a systematic way to evaluate the impact of professional development on teachers in their district. Since the PD Redesign Community convening at Learning Forward's Annual Conference in National Harbor, Maryland in December, the team is focused on getting […]
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    Turns out it is rocket science. In fact, the emerging evidence around how students learn is so dynamic that thoughtful educators must continually recalibrate their teaching and hone their practice just to keep up with the latest scientific learning research. That's the thesis of Deans for Impact, who presented their theories […]
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