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Long Beach aims to bridge the data gap between teaching and learning

By: Caroline Wynne Date: September 28, 2015

Originally posted by eSchool News on September 10, 2015 under the title “District adds data use to teacher training” Teachers get smart with data in Long Beach While teacher professional development continues to be scrutinized by research and the media, Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) is hoping to get it right with data. A […]

3 Districts Share Teacher Evaluation Best Practices

By: Caroline Wynne Date: September 21, 2015

Join the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) for a webinar to hear from three leading school districts on their approach to effective teacher evaluations. DATE:  September 23, 2015 TIME:   1:00 PM CDT REGISTER: Click here During this webinar, you will learn how: Evaluators conduct meaningful evaluations and provide actionable results. Teachers easily […]

How is professional learning sustained?

By: Caroline Wynne Date: September 16, 2015

Sustaining professional learning throughout the year can be a challenge. Maintaining energy and commitment for continued learning requires not only focus and determination, but also a substantial enough goal to drive a teacher’s focus all year. A school culture that values continuous professional learning can sustain innovations in teaching, and increase the likelihood of student […]

5 Ways to address the teacher shortage now

By: Caroline Wynne Date: September 04, 2015

Across the country, school districts are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science, special education, and bilingual education – a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in which fewer people are training to be teachers. Nationally, the number of people entering teacher preparation programs dropped by […]

3 best practices for teachers implementing professional development

By: Caroline Wynne Date: August 25, 2015

Summer is the perfect opportunity for professional development. During the summer many teachers spent their “vacation” attending online courses, traveling to workshops, or sitting down for a good read. As summer fades away and a new school year begins, teachers will be encountering new classrooms filled with new students and new challenges. Now that teachers […]

Making the Evaluation Process Work

By: Caroline Wynne Date: August 20, 2015

How Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools ensures all employees are effectively evaluated Background Located in southwest North Carolina, near the South Carolina border, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is the second largest school district in the state. This culturally diverse district is on a mission to provide all students with the best possible education, preparing them to lead rich and […]

3 Strategies to avoid wasteful teacher professional development

By: Caroline Wynne Date: August 12, 2015

A new report found that despite the enormous sums school districts are spending on professional development, an average of almost $18,000 per teacher per year, there is no evidence that any particular approach or amount of professional development consistently helps teachers improve in the classroom. On the surface, these findings are disconcerting, but after digging […]

Washoe County Schools: Supporting Employee Professional Growth

By: Caroline Wynne Date: August 05, 2015

How the Washoe County School District created a common platform to align professional development to evaluation results and compliance needs Background The Washoe County School District, the second largest school district in Nevada, is located in western Nevada on the California border. Encompassing the cities of Reno and Sparks, the District is also the largest […]

12 Tips on Hiring Effective Principals

By: Caroline Wynne Date: July 22, 2015

Principal hiring methods and selection processes are outdated. Over the years limited focus has been placed on principal selection. As the role of the principal has evolved, it appears the methods for selection are still catching up. Many schools have been following the same procedures for decades. Today’s school principals are leaders who guide schools […]

Supporting The Framework for Transforming Education Workforce Systems

By: Caroline Wynne Date: July 14, 2015

Improving Educator Quality State departments of education are focused on the most important factor in student achievement—effective teachers and leaders. Truenorthlogic recognizes there are many components and elements of change involved in measuring educator effectiveness. Our professional growth solutions help ease the complexity by increasing transparency and accountability, allowing districts to make important decisions as […]