I'll put a link on this site to the final version of the presentation -- which got assembled on the flight out to Scottsdale, AZ where the conference was. But in the mean time, here are the recommendations for next steps from the session:
- Look at your school/district teacher retention data. (of each 100 teachers who enter the profession, only 32 are still teaching after 5 years)
- Put the head of professional development on the Superintendent's Cabinet
- Make it clear to the Head of Professional Development that they are working to improve student learning.
- Begin the process of building learning communities.