Teacher Communities of Practice – Podcast Episode 82 | Classnotes Podcast 82
Classnotes Podcast (January 31, 2011) Research shows that providing intensive, content-rich and collegial learning opportunities for teachers can improve both teaching and student learning. IDRA has seen that when teachers come together as a community of practice to share questions, successes, lessons learned and to support each other, the teachers feel valued and renewed. And importantly, their students do better in school. Josie D. Cortez, M.A., an IDRA senior education associate, outlines four key elements that are critical to successful teacher communities of practice. Josie is interviewed by Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., director of the IDRA Texas Parent Information and Resource Center.
Show length: 15:30.
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Valuing Youth- Reflections from a Professional Learning Community
By Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., and Josie Danini Cortez, M.A., IDRA Newsletter (2007)
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New Eyes: Meeting Challenges Through Communities of Practice
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By Milbrey McLaughlin and Joan E. Talbert (2006)
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