Magazine article The Learning Professional

Tampa Team Wins 2015 Shirley Hord Award

Magazine article The Learning Professional

Tampa Team Wins 2015 Shirley Hord Award

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The instructional leadership team from Braulio Alonso School in Tampa, Florida, is the winner of the 2015 Shirley Hord Learning Team Award. This award is given annually to a team of teachers that demonstrates Learning Forward's definition of professional learning in action.

Teams from schools across the United States submitted nominations that included videos of the teams engaging in professional learning and documentation of their work and its impact on student learning. A team of reviewers evaluated the submissions using Learning Forward's Learning School Innovation Configuration map.

"Hillsborough County Schools has made a commitment to being an innovative professional learning system, and this commitment is reflected in the work of the instructional leadership team at Braulio Alonso High School," said Stephanie Hirsh, Learning Forward's executive director. "The team's collaborative leadership is contributing to a culture of continuous improvement that is improving teaching practices and student achievement. …

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