The Evolution of an Edvolution, Chapter Two
The Evolution of an Edvolution:
The Kentucky Story
Chapter Two — Holes in the Calendar: The Need for Continual Professional Growth — by MeMe Ratliff
The educational landscape of the Bluegrass State is somewhat predictable. Educators in larger school systems, located in more populous areas, are afforded more opportunities for professional growth. Of the sessions offered, most are on weekends, in the summer, or held on three day weekends. Many aren’t well publicized. A plethora of competent, willing learners exist, but they lack the knowledge that is taught to students in early elementary — four of the “5 W’s” — who is offering the training, what is the content, when is the event, where is the venue? The fifth W, the why, is evident. Professional learning is key to effective pedagogy.
After the original ECET (Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers) convening in January 2014, it became evident that the teachers of Kentucky wanted…
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