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1. Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners
2. Student Responsibility in the 21st Century
3. Problem Solving Strategies for Math and Science
4. Comprehension for Students with Reading Difficulties
5. Cognitively Guided Instruction--Applications
6. Promoting Wellness in a Student-Centered Classroom
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Welcome to the Alta Professional Learning Community Wikispace
"Quality teaching requires strong professional learning communities. Collegial interchange, not isolation, must become the norm for teachers. Communities of learning can no longer be considered utopian; they must become the building blocks that establish a new foundation for America's schools."
---National Cammission on Teaching, 2003, p. 17
According to Richard DuFour, there are important questions to ask when a new school reform is being introduced. What are the "big ideas" that represent the core principles of professional learning communities? How do these principles guide schools' efforts to sustain the professional learning community model until it becomes deeply embedded in the culture of the school?
BIG IDEA #1
---Ensuring that Students Learn
BIG IDEA #2---A Culture of Collaboration
BIG IDEA #3---A Focus on Results
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