Every piece is beautiful, but life is a mosaic--We are better together
In the Napa Valley Unified School District, teachers have been hearing a consistent message related to the need to shift our classroom practices to meet the needs of 21st Century Learners. At the same time, California has adopted the Common Core State Standards which promote College and Career Readiness as the goal for all students. To address these needs, Napa Valley Unified School District has introduced Project-Based Learning and is on its way to creating a one-to-one computing environment. Teachers are at the center of all of these changes.
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Teachers' Reflections on Effective Professional Learning
Teachers need and desire more time to learn and reflect deeply about teaching and learning. Their level of self-directedness may indicate that initially a teacher leader who has more experience with this process should guide them. Supporting the work of teachers as a professional learning community is a critical role for teacher leaders.