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Teacher Education and Professional Development

2013

Paul Thomas Bole

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Using Learning Walks To Improve Collaboration And Charter School Performance (A University/ P–12 School Partnership): Year One, Paul Thomas Bole, Kenneth Paul Farizo Nov 2013

Using Learning Walks To Improve Collaboration And Charter School Performance (A University/ P–12 School Partnership): Year One, Paul Thomas Bole, Kenneth Paul Farizo

Paul Thomas Bole

Many universities exist apart from their community’s public schools. A New Orleans area public university took measures to facilitate collaborative partnerships with four public schools. Those schools were taken over and converted to charter schools by state officials for poor performance. The partnerships created simultaneous opportunities and challenges, especially in the aftermath Hurricane Katrina. One challenge involved replacing damaged school buildings. Another challenge involved forging productive relationships. This article explains how the university utilized “Learning Walks” (Resnick, 1996) to facilitate stakeholder collaboration, which blossomed into partnerships facilitating school and student improvement and professional development opportunities for both entities.


Empathy Required: New Teacher Induction Needs An Overhaul, Paul Thomas Bole Dec 2012

Empathy Required: New Teacher Induction Needs An Overhaul, Paul Thomas Bole

Paul Thomas Bole

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