Neptune Beach Elementary is one of 40 schools from 19 states selected to participate in the National Staff Development Council (NSDC) Learning School Alliance, a national initiative that will help educators learn from each other and work together to bolster quality teaching and student learning.
The initiative gives teachers and administrators the tools and support they need to improve their professional practice, increase the academic success of their students, learn from the decisions and actions of other participants, and recognize and celebrate the commitment of educators to professional learning. The initiative is sponsored by NSDC and supported by MetLife Foundation.
“We are honored to be selected for the Learning School Alliance,” said Principal Stephanie Manabat. “Our teachers will benefit from networking with principals and teachers across the country and leading national professional development authorities.”
Teachers and administrators will be given tools and materials, coaching, a dedicated Web site to meet and discuss areas of concern, receive support from other teachers, access to trained facilitators, and the opportunity for face-to-face networking and learning at NSDC conventions.
Neptune Beach Elementary was selected based in part on its commitment to the NSDC principles and standards for professional learning, and evidence that the school is serious about increasing the capacity of teachers to meet the needs of their students.
Neptune Beach Elementary students, staff and the local community held a special presentation on January 29 during which they unveiled their new Learning School Alliance banner.
More information about the Learning School Alliance can be found at
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