SEDL Monthly
E-BULLETIN  //  JANUARY 2015  // 

Download SEDL InsightsImplementing Effective Professional Learning Communities
Professional learning communities—or PLCs—can offer a learning-focused process that improves teaching and learning. To make a difference in student achievement, however, PLCs must be more than teacher gatherings. The latest issue of SEDL Insights explores ways that education leaders can guide their staff in the implementation of effective PLCs.
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Cancer and Employment Resources


Cancer and Employment Resources

In the United States, an estimated 1.5 million people are diagnosed annually with some type of cancer. Work is an important and stabilizing factor for cancer survivors, yet the unemployment rate for cancer survivors beyond the age of 18 is 33.8%, compared to 15.2% among a healthy international control population.


SEDL’s Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) Center is offering a free training webinar on cancer-related workplace issues and recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The webinar is appropriate for supervisors and other interested parties; it has been approved through the HR Certification Institute for 1 recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification. KTER Center staff also coauthored a systematic review on interventions to facilitate employment outcomes for cancer survivors.

Register to view the webinar recording.
Read the systematic review.
Watch a webinar about the systematic review.

Educator Evaluation Systems

Implementation of New Educator Evaluation Systems

The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest recently hosted a bridge event webinar on the effective implementation of new state educator evaluation systems, with a focus on research findings, state perspectives, and lessons learned. An archive of the webinar is now available online. Watch the webinar recording.

SEDL in the News


The REL Southwest's impact study of New Mexico’s new principal–teacher feedback system was featured in the Education Week blog, Inside School Research.

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