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From the Current Issue:
The Power of Educators Working and Learning Together
Tackling Literacy Together: Are We Ready?
“[T]he challenge of implementing the new standards creates an opportunity to redefine how educators learn and work together, making education the 'learning profession' we have been striving to be.” Literacy in Learning Exchange, March 20, 2013
Which Path for the Common Core?
One of the three paths outlined in the article is professional learning with colleagues. “The Manitowoc, Wisconsin, public schools, for instance, are using the principles of authentic intellectual work and professional learning communities” in their Common Core implementation. Education Week, March 22, 2013
Follow the great discussion on nonfiction analytical texts.
Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator
Connecting with colleagues on social media is another way to extend your professional learning through collaboration, AND you can do it 24/7. Edutopia.org/Elana Leoni's blog, March 21, 2013
Coresearching and Coreflecting: The Power of Teacher Inquiry Communities
NCTE member Diane Waff explores how her work as a teacher researcher was influenced by participation in three different teacher inquiry communities—a K-12 community focused on multicultural education, a secondary school community focused on teacher leadership, and a K-college community focused on teacher research.
Literacy in Learning Exchange
Critical Friends: The Benefits of Instructional Coaches
Building a relationship and collaborating with your instructional coach is a one-on-one form of professional learning. Education Week/Finding Common Ground blog, March 19, 2013
Resources for literacy coaches through the Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse
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