What makes a successful professional development model?
The theme is successful implementation of a research-to-practice collaborative teacher professional development project aimed at enhancing the teaching and learning of proportional reasoning. The objectives are to outline the project goals, provide an overview of the key research findings regarding student and teacher learning outcomes and to share two case studies that illustrate different ways that school leaders have worked to embed and build upon the content of professional learning workshops; adapt the professional learning to their school contexts; maintain momentum between workshops; and ensure sustainability of the innovations beyond the project’s life. The first case study focuses on a school principal’s work as both a school and cluster leader in a mid - high socio-economic inner city district. The second case study focuses on the work of a Head of Curriculum in a school with a highly diverse student population in a low socio-economic suburban area
Leadership in education; proportional reasoning instruction; professional development
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European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning in Education and Professional Practice (EAPRIL), 2013