This brief offers insights to help address these challenges based on the National Writing Project’s experience preparing teachers to lead one of its professional development programs.
Insights from SEED Grantees
The U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grants fund evidence-based programs that prepare and develop effective educators. As SEED grantees implement, adapt, and grow their programs, they gain valuable insights that can inform the work of districts, states, and organizations working to improve educator effectiveness. In this series of briefs and webinar recordings, grantees share these insights with the broader field. Each resource describes a grantee’s perspective on the lessons learned from its implementation experiences.
These resources are part of a broader project for the Office of Innovation and Improvement to disseminate lessons learned from SEED grants. Mathematica Policy Research is leading the project in partnership with AEM and Knowledge Design Partners.
Preparing Teacher Leaders to Lead Professional Learning: Insights from the National Writing Project
Strengthening Principal Preparation Through On-The-Job Training: Insights from KIPP's Strategies for Developing Assistant Principals as School Leaders
As KIPP has grown to become the largest charter school network in the country, the organization has greatly expanded its pipeline of new principals.
Implementing Online Professional Learning Communities: Insights from WestEd's Blended Professional Development Model
Online professional development offers a number of potential advantages for teacher learning. This brief describes insights from WestEd’s Reading Apprenticeship Across the Disciplines program that blends online and in-person professional development to support teachers in a variety of subject areas as...
Connecting Professional Development to the Curricula: Insights from the Center for Civic Education
Amid recent calls for improvements in professional development, a frequent refrain is that teachers need more training geared specifically to the curricula they teach.
Preparing Leaders to Make a Difference for Students and Schools
In this webinar, New Leaders shares lessons learned for preparing principals and school leaders.
Strengthening Principal Preparation Through On-the-Job Training
A key challenge for districts is creating a pipeline of principals who are prepared to serve as instructional leaders. The assistant principal position is often used as a training ground for new principals.
Creating New Teacher Pipelines to Meet District Needs
Hear insights for creating new teacher pipelines that align with district needs.
Designing Online Professional Learning Communities
Professional learning communities (PLCs) bring together teams of educators to share ideas, learn about instructional approaches, and reflect on practice. Educators increasingly have opportunities to connect with peers and experts outside of their schools and districts through online platforms.
Designing Blended Professional Learning for Teachers
Professional development that blends online and in-person activities offers a number of potential advantages for teacher learning. This webinar offers insights on how to design blended professional development for teachers.
School Leadership and School Improvement
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides an opportunity for states and districts to invest in preparing and developing school leaders. This webinar discusses how states and districts can leverage ESSA to improve school leadership, especially in low-performing schools.
Developing Principals as Instructional Leaders
This webinar is focused on preparing principals as instructional leaders. Two national organizations—the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching and the National Institute for School Leadership—discuss strategies for preparing principals as instructional leaders.