Congratulations to Tombaugh Elementary School in Las Cruces, New Mexico!
Learning Forward and Corwin have announced
the K-1st dual language vertical team from
Tombaugh Elementary School in Las Cruces,
New Mexico, as the winner of the 2014 Shirley
Hord Learning Team Award.
The award, which honors Shirley Hord's
research on learning communities, is given
annually to a team of teachers that
demonstrates Learning Forward's definition of
professional learning in action.
The winning team focused their collaborative work developing and implementing a professional learning design model to improve mathematics instruction for English language learners.
The team will be recognized at Learning Forward's 2014 Annual Conference in Nashville. Team members pictured above are (L-R) Laurie Maese, Kathryn Million, Soledad Muniz, Gloria Olivas, Maria Sanders, and Bobbi-Lynn Pacheco.
“It is very easy to recognize the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to students that the Tombaugh learning team demonstrates,” said Learning Forward Scholar Laureate Shirley Hord. “They are a self-organizing, self-managing collaborative group of educators that studies student data, research, and best practices in order to make decisions about their own professional learning based on the needs of their students. Watch this team's winning video.