Make your school
Collaborative professional learning benefits students and
educators alike. If every student is to have a competent
teacher, then every teacher must engage in learning
continuously and master his or her craft to minimize
inequality and maximize the potential of every child.
Educators must assess their instructional practices and
their students’ learning to determine whether the lessons
they planned, the new strategies they used, and the
explanations they devised helped students achieve
positive academic outcomes.
The learning school model of professional development enables teachers to become effective professional learning communities by working in teams to simultaneously improve the school and student learning. This promotes the success of all students, not just some, as educators focus on specific areas of student need, driven by their analysis of classroom data.
It promotes the success of educators at the same time, as teachers work in grade- and subject-level, cross grade-level, and cross-school teams to focus on and increase their content knowledge. The entire school staff is engaged in learning, promoting sustainability and a greater impact on achievement.
Learning school collaboration is a proven method of increasing teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Locally, schools like Salt Rock Elementary School in Cabell County and Hamlin PK-8 school in Lincoln County have produced remarkable results after becoming learning schools.
Contact RESA 2 for more information and technical assistance to assist in becoming a learning school.
model has allowed our
staff to look at our own
school’s needs. It has
provided a pathway for
individual teacher and student
learning goals. Teachers meet
regularly to adapt to changing
student needs, and our
professional learning takes advantage of our
staff’s expertise. This has resulted in
improved teacher performance, accelerated
learning among our students, and a newfound
sense of excitement in our building.”
– Rebecca Ferguson
Hamlin PK-8 School
The Learning School Model
Set the stage
- Create a culture of collaboration that promotes change
- Schedule time for collaborative professional learning
Implement strategies for success
- Plan for effective professional learning
- Use student data to drive the professional learning process.
- Use proven designs for effective professional learning (action research, etc.)
- Facilitate collaborative professional learning teams
- Plan and report progress
- Evaluate progress
Engage the community by
Simulated Workplace Environment:
Lincoln County High School
RESA 2 Mission
The mission of RESA 2 is to advance the quality of education while focusing on cost-effective measures in the Region 2 counties of Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne.
RESA 2 strives to promote cooperative efforts among the counties, promote excellence in administrative practices and teaching strategies, and consolidate resources in an effort to provide quality educational opportunities.
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