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If We Build It? Principles for Building Strong Digital Communities
Now, more than ever, teachers can share inspiration, ideas and encouragement via a wealth of digital communities. For those seeking greater connectivity through new and existing networks, this booklet highlights the core components of a thriving digital community. Think of it as your blueprint for organizing — and growing — additional opportunities for teachers to communicate and co-create.
Research shows that teachers learn best from each other, and that a school leadership model that leverages teacher leadership can positively impact instruction. Why not turn to teachers to help lead in the area they know best?
District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is a national leader in supporting teachers—and it’s no coincidence that just a couple of years after the district introduced its unique professional learning framework, it is seeing big gains in student achievement.
Summers usually offer educators a moment to take a breath and recharge. But this year was different. With the pandemic disrupting the country, district and school leaders were overwhelmed, trying to devise plans for schools for the fall, whether remote, in person, or hybrid.
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