Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Every school seeks to heighten student achievement. Committed and skilled teachers are instrumental in reaching this goal. Focused professional learning opportunities help support the ongoing growth of all staff. Unfortunately, a number of factors, including finances, teacher turnover, and an absence of trust, work against efforts to implement sound professional learning strategies with fidelity at Lady Academy.
This change plan sought to develop a sustainable plan to address that issue. Surveys with fourth-grade teachers revealed several key steps that must be taken. First, professional learning should be individualized for teachers but developed collaboratively. In addition, Lady Academy should work to retain quality teachers, increase their efficacy, and provide ample professional learning time. By doing so, Lady Academy can realistically see its educators implement sound instructional strategies effectively and continuously.
Starks, Kenyatta, "A PLAN TO IMPROVE IMPLEMENTATION FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS THAT IS SUSTAINABLE AND EFFECTIVE" (2018). Dissertations. 272.