Enhancing Capacity to Improve Student Learning

  • Gail Mayotte University of Notre Dame
  • Dan Wei University of Notre Dame
  • Sarah Lamphier University of Notre Dame
  • Thomas Doyle University of Notre Dame

Abstract

Professional development provides a means to build capacity among school personnel when it is delivered as part of a systematic, long-term approach to school and teacher improvement. This research examines a sustained, diocesan-wide professional development model, called the ACE Collaborative for Academic Excellence, that aims to build capacity for school improvement. It utilizes a framework modeled on the pillars of the Alliance for Catholic Education that targets three areas: teacher, group, and vision capacity. An analysis of participant survey data probes the extent to which teacher, group, and vision capacity are enhanced in this model and suggests several ways this professional development model and others can be strengthened to effect lasting change in Catholic schools.

Author Biographies

Gail Mayotte, University of Notre Dame
Director of Supervision, ACE Service through Teaching Program; Collaborator, ACE Collaborative for Academic Excellence
Dan Wei, University of Notre Dame
Collaborator, ACE Collaborative for Academic Excellence
Sarah Lamphier, University of Notre Dame
Collaborator, ACE Collaborative for Academic Excellence
Thomas Doyle, University of Notre Dame

Academic Director, ACE M.Ed. Program; Founder and Director, ACE Collaborative for Academic Excellence

Published
2013-03-18
How to Cite
Mayotte, G., Wei, D., Lamphier, S., & Doyle, T. (2013). Enhancing Capacity to Improve Student Learning. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 16(2), 264-287. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/cej/article/view/2143
Section
Articles