professional learning - Steve Barkley

Podcast: Professional Learning—Let’s Not Go Back to Normal!

Allie Rodman, the author of Personalized Professional Learning: A Job- Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice and founder of The Learning Loop, shares ways that school leaders and instructional coaches should be building learner voice, co-creation, social construction, and self-discovery into their designs for professional learning. What are we learning as leaders in the time […]

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Podcast: A Technology Director’s Thoughts on Meaningful Professional Learning

Eujon Anderson, the Director of Technology at Troy City Schools in Alabama, shares insights and questions to guide coaches and administrators in providing impactful professional learning for teachers. His guidance applies to the past, present, and future with a special application now as schools work virtually, hybrid, and onsite. Keeping Professional Learning Interesting During Remote […]

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Leaders Modeling Professional Learning

I recently had the opportunity to engage in several conversations and to record a podcast with Chad Dumas, the author of Let’s Put the C in PLC: A Practical Guide for School Leaders. Chad’s website has a post view on Ten Elements of Principal Knowledge — 2-Page Overview of 10 Elements. I invited Chad to […]

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Podcast: Providing Professional Learning Virtually

Experienced coaches and professional learning practitioners, Nicole Turner and Brianna Gray, provide their experiences and insights regarding how to support teachers with professional learning during this time of unique teaching and learning settings. Both share things that they feel have influenced their practice for the future. Read Simply Instructional Coaching – Questions Asked and Answered […]

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Coaches and PLCs

This week I took part in a twitter chat with #esc11coach examining the work of coaches with PLCs. (You can find the entire chat here.) As I was planning for the chat, I found an article in the March 2016 Kappan by Rick Dufour and Douglas Reeves titled, The Futility of PLC Lite. The authors […]

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Administrators Supporting or Hijacking PLCs?

This is the title of a conference breakout session I have been asked to facilitate this summer. It’s a topic of importance to me as I have met many teachers who hold a confused definition of PLCs because of tasks that they have been asked (told) to complete during scheduled PLC meetings. The following definition […]

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