Monthly Archives: October 2013

EDU 6600: Job-Embedded Learning

Workshops, book studies, and trainings come to mind when I think about professional development. Often these opportunities come before or after school and provide teachers with more to do. This might include more materials to manage or more curriculum to … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Professional Coaching

In order for teachers to engage in effective professional learning, principles and strategies for engaging the adult learner need to be implemented in professional development. Zepeda (2012) states, “Adults seek knowledge that applies to their current life situation; they want … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Professional Development

“Teachers are professionals. Teachers grow, evolve, and emerge as professionals through the long-term and day-to-day work they do, and that is why job-embedded learning opportunities need to be the focal point of professional development efforts” (Zepeda, 2012, p.1). As professionals, … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Learning Communities

This week’s module explored teacher leadership and learning communities that address social justice. It reminded me of the professional development we are working on with Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in my school district. Our first objective was to write a … Continue reading

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