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Evidence of learning in design-based professional learning

Date: May 28-31, 2017
Author(s): Dr. Barb Brown and Dr. Sharon Friesen
Presented at: 2017 CSSE Annual Conference, 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). 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, 2017, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.