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National Blog Notes Teachers' Success

A blog on the national Education Week website features a Long Beach Unified School District teacher effectiveness project as an exemplary way to transform instruction.

The Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project (STEP) is a teacher-driven community of learners in the school district focused on discovering on-site solutions to challenges at schools.  Teams of educators are guided through a data-driven process to identify problems, discover potential promising practices, confirm effectiveness of practices and create a systematic plan for sharing.

STEP is a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other groups.

“STEP has been successful at delivering a model that drives teacher engagement in improving their own practice,” the article by authors Jason Stricker and Steve Cantrell states.  “We're excited to already see positive impact on student learning and initial outcomes demonstrating the power of the model.”

Find the article at edweek.org.