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Seeing Teaching Through a Different Lens: The MyTeachingPartner-Secondary Coaching Model

January 18, 2021

This paper highlights the voices of coaches and teachers to provide information about an instructional coaching program with a strong evidence base that is helping educators improve interactions with students in ways that increase student engagement and achievement.

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The Elements: Transforming Teaching through Curriculum-Based Professional Learning

The Elements: Transforming Teaching through Curriculum-Based Professional Learning

November 26, 2020

The Elements: Transforming Teaching through Curriculum-Based Professional Learning The Elements: Transforming Teaching through Curriculum-Based Professional Learning is a challenge paper from Carnegie Corporation of New York that explores how professional learning anchored in high-quality curriculum materials allows teachers to experience the instruction their students will receive and change their instructional practices, leading to better student […]

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The Path to Instructional Excellence and Equitable Outcomes

July 26, 2019

The Path to Instructional Excellence and Equitable Outcomes explores District of Columbia Public Schools’ innovative approach to supporting teaching instruction, called Learning Together to Advance our Practice, or LEAP. Based on research that has found the most effective professional learning is school-based and content-specific, LEAP is grounded in the instructional materials and strategies that teachers will use with their students.

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4 Cornerstones of Professional Learning: Fundamental Principles Pave the Way for Educators’ Actions

February 8, 2019

What are a leading authority’s key takeaways for the field of education after a career-long focus on professional learning? This white paper highlights four critical elements for educators to emphasize to ensure professional learning achieves its high aspirations to improve results for all students.

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High-Quality Curricula and Team-Based Professional Learning: A Perfect Partnership for Equity

May 4, 2018

When all students experience high-quality teaching, they are more likely to learn. When all classrooms are filled with high-quality instructional materials, students are more likely to learn. Establishing these conditions for all learners will help close achievement gaps.

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Beyond Barriers

Beyond Barriers: Encouraging Teacher Use of Feedback Resources

February 28, 2018

What leads teachers to use new technology products or services to improve their practice? Learning Forward recently concluded a study that investigated factors that drive teachers to embrace or challenge the use of products and services designed to support improvements in practice.

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