Ginger L. Kneller

With the goal of improving student achievement, the educators at Addams Elementary School organize a professional learning community to develop consistency in instructional language and assessment procedures. Teachers learn to implement research-proven reading/writing workshop models, discuss professional literature, and form a consensus on language and methods of instruction appropriate for each grade and student. To share their learning, the study group posts their activities and successes on the school district’s website and in the local newspaper.