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06/22/17

Leadership for teacher leaders is key

Recently, a close friend and colleague reminded me of an axiom that had been fundamental to her thinking about professional learning communities and teacher leadership throughout her career. Namely, that one of the best sources of professional learning just happens… +Read More
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06/19/17

McDowell Board of Directors approves $80,000 in research funding projects

The end of the school year signals the start of seven new professionally led research projects funded by the McDowell Foundation. In late May, the Foundation board approved over $80,000 in new research money for the 2017-18 school year. The… +Read More
06/01/17

Distributed leadership model provides so much more than just a label

As a leadership model, distributed leadership has a lot going for it. Distributed leadership harnesses the energy and strengths of multiple staff members. Distributed leadership invites and supports collegial and collaborative interactions. Distributed leadership disperses leadership tasks and builds leadership… +Read More
05/17/17

Cherkowski on mission to have more girls involved 
in STEM learning experiences to meet future needs

Armed with an abundance of statistical data, as you might expect from someone who teaches mathematics education at the post-secondary level and is the founder and CEO of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Learning Lab in Calgary, professor Gina… +Read More
04/24/17

Principal needs to champion teachers’ professional learning

Within a school’s professional community, the principal, as instructional leader or lead learner, is responsible for championing and facilitating teachers’ professional learning. Recently, a group of Saskatchewan school administrators forwarded questions regarding the instructional leader’s role in supporting teacher growth and development. What follows are a few of their questions along with responses arising out of recent educational research. What does the research say about leadership actions that have the greatest impact on staff learning? A wide range of research... +Read More
04/21/17

Facilitator participants sing the praises of teacher-led concept

Quite simply, the volume level in the room almost made one wonder aloud if you really could be in a professional development day for teachers. As it turns out, in talking to participants at the first-ever Provincial Facilitator Community Day,… +Read More
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