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Professional learning communities for science teaching

Professional learning communities for science teaching

lessons from research and practice

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Published by NSTA Press in Arlington, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Study and teaching -- United States,
  • Science teachers -- In-service training -- United States,
  • Professional learning communities -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementSusan Mundry and Katherine E. Stiles, editors ; foreword by Page Keeley.
    ContributionsMundry, Susan., Stiles, Katherine E., National Science Teachers Association.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ183.3.A1 P757 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23164570M
    ISBN 109781935155003
    LC Control Number2009003259
    OCLC/WorldCa310220473

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    Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment. Professional learning within communities requires continuous improvement, promotes collective responsibility, and supports alignment of individual, team, school, and .   Professional learning community (PLC) groups allow educators to foster collaboration for staff and professional development, enable streamlined communication among technology teams and departments, organize training and classes and much more. The new Office PLC Groups come with a shared inbox, group calendar, document library, OneNote .

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The president of a major professional organization for science teachers has a new online essay on what seems like a familiar topic: "professional learning communities." Page Keeley, of the. The idea of improving schools by developing professional learning communities is currently in vogue.

People use this term to describe every imaginable combination of individuals with an interest in education—a grade-level teaching team, a school committee, a high school department, an entire school district, a state department of education, a national professional.

Richard DuFour, EdD, in a distinguished career spanning four decades, was a public-school educator, serving as a teacher, principal, and superintendent.A prolific author and consultant, he was recognized as one of the leading authorities on helping school practitioners implement the Professional Learning Communities at Work process in their schools and districts/5(26).

Read More: Professional Learning Communities - Characteristics, Principals, and Teachers (). Cormier, Ron and Olivier, Dianne, for the Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Education Research Association.

Related resources Building Trust in Collaborative Learning Communities Co-Teaching Tips Better Book Study Groups.

Professional learning communities and teaching practice. At its core, the concept of a PLC rests on the premise of improving student learning by improving teaching practice.

As a result it is important to look across the reviewed studies to discern the connections between participation in a learning community and teachers’ classroom by: little to contribute.

Teacher learning communities position all participants as contributors, thereby fostering “collab-orative resonance” that enables teachers to work together toward transformative, against-the-grain teaching. enhancing student Learning. One of the ways teacher learning communities enhance student learning is by File Size: 1MB.

Winner: Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, This plan book combines 40 weekly planning pages and space for eight class periods with ideas and activities to help teachers and their collaborative teams work together to address crucial, teacher-specific PLC concepts/5(6).

Books About Professional Learning Communities Reclaiming Our Teaching Profession () by Shirley M. Hord and Ed Tobia Drawing from a wealth of research and experience, this book shows educators how to use the transformative power of professional learning in community to raise the professional stature of educators.

Professional Learning Communities for Science Teaching: Lessons From Research and Practice (e-book) e-book. Professional learning communities have value in more than just school contexts, as supported by a growing body of research.

In sharing the experiences of educators who have embraced the principles of PLCs and integrated them into. Science Teachers' Learning provides guidance for schools and districts on how best to support teachers' learning and how to implement successful programs for professional development.

This report makes actionable recommendations for science teachers' learning that take a broad view of what is known about science education, how and when teachers. the term ‘professional learning com-munities’ and edited the seminal book On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities (DuFour, Eaker & DuFour, ).

Today, PLCs are used to describe a variety of circumstances that include bringing administrators and teachers together into discussion groups, en-Learning organizations wereFile Size: KB. Many of our communities offer free edWebinars with CE certificates for attending live or viewing on demand.

Explore the world of edWeb to get advice from experts, share ideas and resources, and discover ways to improve teaching and learning. As a member of edWeb, you can also create your read more →. Through NSTA, you'll find leading resources for excellence in teaching and learning and experience growth through robust professional development.

Plus you'll meet colleagues across all science disciplines, all grade bands and teaching stages, from the newest teacher to the veteran administrator, who share a passion for science education.

Professional learning communities and collaborative structures like these provide a mechanism for teachers, principals, and other staff to make the improvement of student learning a priority. Each of these five activities—book studies, looking at student work, learning walks, lesson studies, and developing consistent expectations—has.

and share learning,and act on their goal of their actions is to enhance their effectiveness as professionals for the students’benefit;thus,this arrangement may also be termed communities of continuous inquiry and improvement.

Through a review of the literature,this paper will explore the concept and operationalization of File Size: KB. Vescio, V., Ross, D., & Adams, A. A review of research on the impact of professional learning communities on teaching practice and student learning. Teaching and teacher education, 24(1), 80– CrossRef Google Scholar.

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education A professional learning community activity for science teachers: How to incorporate discourse-rich instructional strategies into science lessons Elizabeth Lewis University of Nebraska-Lincoln, [email protected] Professional Learning Communities at Work book.

Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This research-based resource guides you th /5. The Professional Learning Communities Assessment-Revised (PLCA-R) is a survey tool for assessing, analyzing and diagnosing the effectiveness of professional learning communities.

Using such a tool can help diagnose trouble spots and allow staff to strategize about ways of overcoming challenges—before they become major obstacles.

The teaching learning collaborative (TLC) is a unique professional development strategy that engages groups of teachers in collaborative planning and teaching of a science lesson, coaching and mentoring, and examining student work.

In this chapter, the authors share the TLC processes and tools as an example of a PLC focused on the real work of teaching. Book Description. Teachers Leading Educational Reform explores the ways in which teachers across the world are currently working together in professional learning communities (PLCs) to generate meaningful change and innovation in order to transform pedagogy and practice.

By discussing how teachers can work collectively and collaboratively on the issues of learning .Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

For more information on professional learning for Science in Delaware, contact Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development at Professional Learning Communities (PLC) are not a new idea. The small groups of teachers, versus one large faculty meeting, are used to focus in on student achievement, as well as the teacher behaviors that bring about changes.

PLCs look different depending on the group, school, or district that is working together.