In addition to publishing the findings, NCTAF is putting the six principles of an effective professional learning community into action by creating learning studios that enable learning teams—composed of digital-age teachers, tech-savvy youth, veteran educators, and skill-based volunteers—to develop innovative responses to complex learning challenges. (Read “Let retiring ‘Boomers’ transform schools.”)
“This book directly challenges the current market-driven, industrial ideology espoused by self-identified reformers who spend little or no time in classrooms and don’t understand what’s need to prepare student for a knowledge economy,” said Weingarten. “We must move toward a more cooperative, team-based dynamic with shared responsibility if we genuinely hope to provide all children with high-quality public schools.”
NCTAF says the research brief will be available on its web site within the next few weeks.
National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
American Federation of Teachers
Note to readers:
Don’t forget to visit the Communication and Collaboration for More Effective School Management resource center. The ability to work together on group projects is seen as an increasingly important skill for the 21st-century workplace, and a growing number of schools are rewriting their curriculum to include opportunities for students to communicate and collaborate as a result.
Communication and Collaboration for More Effective School Management
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