May 2012 • Volume 43 • Number 5 • Page 52-62
What Research Says
Organizational Models for Teacher Learning
|*This We Believe Characteristics
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- Courageous & Collaborative Leaders
- Organizational Structures
- School Environment
Micki M. Caskey & Jan Carpenter
Article Description: This article explores organizational models for teacher learning that are being used in middle grades schools, including common planning time, professional learning communities, and critical friends groups. After offering a brief definition of each model of teacher learning, the authors describe the theoretical underpinnings of the models, summarize the relevant research regarding the use of these models, and offer concluding remarks and implications for middle grades education.
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Micki M. Caskey is professor of middle grades education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Portland State University. She is the chair for the Association of Middle Level Education's Research Advisory Committee; past editor of Research in Middle Level Education Online; and immediate past chair of the Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group, an affiliate of the American Educational Research Association. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgJan Carpenter is an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and director of the full-time Master's of Teaching program at George Fox University. She is chair of the Association for Middle Level Education's Professional Preparation Advisory Committee and chair of the Oregon Middle Level Consortium. E-mail: email@example.com
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