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Examining the “Icons” of the Professional Learning System: A Springfield Story

The Professional Learning System for Collaborative Literacy (PLS) The Professional Learning System for Collaborative Literacy (PLS) provides the support needed for Collaborative Literacy implementations that improve teacher practice…

Mar 18, 2020  |  By Leona Hunt
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Professional Learning as a System of Nested Supports

Imagine if all educators were supported over their careers by a “nested” professional learning system in which there was a pathway for professional growth connecting individual pursuits to…

Feb 4, 2020  |  By Elizabeth Foster & Isabel Sawyer
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Literacy Coaches! How Do You Ensure Professional Growth?

Several years into my eight years as an elementary literacy coach I began to settle in and feel somewhat comfortable. I always appreciated the various demands and challenges…

Apr 29, 2019  |  By Lenora Forsythe
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Personalized Learning: Four Elements that Support All Students

Personalized learning is an educational framework that supports all students as they gain the knowledge, skills, and characteristics of a twenty-first-century learner and citizen of the world. The…

Feb 11, 2019  |  By Sarah Catto
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Kids Are Natural Scientists—Let Them Take the Lead!

Science is based on curiosity and finding evidence. Giving kids opportunities to roll up their sleeves and understand the world around them by looking for evidence is a…

Jan 31, 2019  |  By Megan Green
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What Is the Impact of an Educative Curriculum?

To better understand the impact of an educative curriculum, I posed this question to the Collaborative Classroom Community Facebook® group: How has Collaborative Literacy changed your teaching? How…

Jan 30, 2019  |  By Isabel Sawyer
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