Sparking a New Conversation About Teaching: Making Practice Public

Lieberman, A., & Pointer-Mace, D. (2009). Making Practice Public: Teacher Learning in the 21st Century. Journal of Teacher Education, 0022487109347319. doi: 10.1177/0022487109347319 Lieberman and Pointer-Mace continue to redefine the field of professional development and teacher learning.  As the ability to collaborate and connect via the web affords teachers with new opportunities, Liberman and Pointer-Mace frame [...]

Creating a Circle of Learning

What a great overview of the shared experience repeated by so many teachers who participate in a National Writing Project Summer Institute. I’ve been involved with NWP for the past four years and through my interactions with teachers both at the local, state and national level, the message is clear: the NWP model is a [...]

Networks as Learning Communities: Shaping the Future of Teacher Development

In many schools, both K-12 and higher education, there is a no expectation for active participation and organizational support as a critical part of the school environment.  Whereas networks are sensitive to the notion that building a sense of community through the creation of collaborative groups is an essential component for the development of a [...]