Presented by: Dr. Barb Brown and Dr. Sharon Friesen at the 2017 CSSE Annual Conference in Toronto, ON.
This one-year design-based research study involved 339 teacher leaders in elementary and junior high schools from one school district in Alberta involved in design-based professional learning. The research team found mid-level leaders engaged in ongoing design cycles can influence school improvement through continually sharing evidence of learning from both students and teachers with each other. The findings suggest design-based professional learning supported by a collaborative team of researchers and professional learning experts requires a continual focus on using evidence as an indicator of growth and for building adaptive versus routine expertise.
Brown, B. & Friesen, S. (2017, May). Evidence of learning in design-based professional learning. Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA), Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), May 28-31, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.