Scaling up teacher professional learning: How to grow teacher knowledge while growing school networks

Emily J Klein, Reva Jaffe Walter, Meg Riordan

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Abstract

This research reports data from case studies of three intermediary organizations facing the challenge of scaling up teacher learning. The turn of the century launched scaling up efforts of all three intermediaries, growing from intimate groups, where founding teachers and staff were key supports for teacher learning, to large multi-state organizations. The authors drew on data from three earlier qualitative studies of professional development at Big Picture Learning, Expeditionary Learning, and the Internationals Network, and reveal some of the benefits and challenges of taking teacher learning to scale.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Issues in Education
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2015

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Keywords

  • Professional communities of practice
  • Scaling-up
  • School design organizations
  • Teacher learning

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