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Standard 6 and 7 Meta-Reflection: Communication and Collaboration

Standard 6 Communication: Communicates regularly and effectively with colleagues, parents, and students through a variety of mediums. Standard 7 Collaboration: Cooperates with other professionals to bridge gaps between schools and community and between departments/disciplines within schools. Throughout the course, Communication and … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Closing the Achievement Gap

The achievement gap is an issue that prompts school leaders to find ways to implement strategies that will create equity.  According to Cambron-McCabe & McCarthy (2011), “We take the students who have less to begin with and then systematically give … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Action Research

Action research creates an opportunity for teachers to be the researchers. The researchers are engaged in identifying problems or questions that exist in their own teaching practice. It involves the teacher analyzing data developed from the assessment of student learning, … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Professional Portfolios

Professional portfolios serve as a learning tool and documentation of professional growth. The unique aspect of a portfolio is it delivers a product of a teacher’s current knowledge and daily work. At the same time, the portfolio reflects a learning … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Learning Groups

When teachers work in a collaborative setting they are in charge of their own learning which allows them to focus on the specific needs of their students and apply theory to practice. Professional learning communities, critical friends groups, whole-faculty study … 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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