What Makes Professional Development Useful?

Tom Whitby,  Nancy Blair and Claire Signorello  

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We're talking about what makes professional development meaningful and useful.  What works? What does not work? Why?

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Blended Learning: How Ready Are We?

Tom Whitby,  Nancy Blair and Gerald Aungst 

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What is required to employ a blended-learning model in our schools?  Are we ready? If not, what does it take to get ready?  

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Our Evolving Understanding of School Culture

Tom Whitby,  Nancy Blair and Dr. Tony Sinanis

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For many years, educators ignored the impact of school culture. As our understanding of school culture has evolved, so is our thinking about how we can change it.  

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Encouraging Teacher Leadership: What Works, What Does Not

Tom Whitby,  Nancy Blair and Janet Avery 

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What is teacher leadership? How does teacher leadership impact student achievement and school culture? How can we support teacher leadership? 

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Substituting Portfolios for Grades: Meaningful Assessment?

Tom Whitby,  Nancy Blair and Leanna Prater

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Can portfolios provide a viable measurement of student learning? How can they displace or support traditional grades? 

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