Maine ASCD Journal of Maine Education

Journal 2015

The Journal of Maine Education is published by the Maine chapter of ASCD with acknowledgements of in-kind contributions from the University of Maine at Augusta. Our mission is to shape, energize and customize learning for all Maine educators.

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JOURNAL OF MAINE EDUCATION Volume XXXI - 2015 Supporting Professional Growth - Structures and Strategies CONTENTS Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 HISTORICAL CONTEXT Book Review – From Schoolhouse to Schooling System: Maine Public Education in the 20th Century by Gordon A. Donaldson, Jr. ANNE WESCOTT DODD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 20th Century education events are roots of today's education policy perspectives. CONNECTING WORKPLACE AND OUTSIDE OF WORKPLACE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Differentiated Professional Development - Supporting Substantive Change in Writing Instruction in One District JULIE MELTZER with MOUNT DESERT ISLAND REGIONAL SCHOOL SYSTEM K-8 WRITING TEAM MEMBERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Combining teachers' leadership, instruction demonstrations, outside experts, and instructional coach staff strengthen students' writing outcomes. Empowered, Professional Learning Culture - through Book Study Groups IRENE HANNIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 e process this principal used to initiate and support study groups forwarded professional growth far beyond information from the books. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MODELS Professional Development on a Tightrope: Balancing Self-Directed Learning and Direct Instruction ELIZABETH A. SCHULTZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 An analysis of three effective professional development methods finds balance is needed between recipient-directed learning and instruction from others. Trust, sharing, and the use of protocols are essential.

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