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Evidence of how Standards for Professional Learning are associated with improved teacher instruction and student outcomes

May 11, 2022

The Center on Great Leaders and Teachers at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to understand the relationships among Standards for Professional Learning and teacher and student outcomes. AIR researchers formally analyzed the available evidence from randomized field trials of teacher professional learning programs that tied features of […]

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The Research Behind Standards for Professional Learning

May 11, 2022

Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning are informed by a range of research as well as by input from educators. This paper offers an overview of the research used in the revision of standards, references and additional reading, and a snapshot of Learning Forward’s future research agenda.

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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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