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Learning Better By Learning Together

June 2019
Vol. 40, No. 3

Collaboration is at the heart of effective professional learning. But collaborative learning isn’t as straightforward as getting people together in a room. This issue highlights what makes true collaborative learning work and why we learn better when we learn together.

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FOCUS

 How teachers learn to lead

Programs build knowledge and skills teachers need to be influential beyond their classrooms.

 What does real collaboration look like? We've got stories

This issue highlights many ways to get beyond surface collaboration to real learning.

 The power of a PLC

Arizona principals build cross-campus collaboration among teachers.

It takes a village to achieve equity and excellence

Infographic shows the many roles that support professional learning.

 All together now

The internal coherence framework supports instructional leadership teams.

 Connected through content

Chicago teachers partner with Loyola University to build a math and science learning community.

 A bridge between teacher education and schools

A South Carolina district and university go beyond a traditional professional development school partnership.

TOOLS

Through the lens

Deepen your understanding of the Standards for Professional Learning through this issue’s articles.

Overcome 5 PLC challenges

A tool for discussion and reflection can help PLCs get unstuck.

IDEAS

 Put learning in high gear

A coherent approach to integrate curricula, assessments, and professional learning pays off.

The 4 B's

A framework for asking questions and digging deep can help us understand what makes an intervention successful.

No counselor left behind

Bringing school counselors into the fold of professional learning can support strategic goals.

RESEARCH

 Study examines teachers' perceptions of student achievement data

Lessons from a study showing teachers believe student characteristics drive outcomes more than instruction.

 Essentials

Recent research on principal turnover, math materials, educative curricula, and more.

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