Next up in our 5 part series looking at how to use the CLM and ARRA funds to drive school reform and improvement – Framing Question #2
2. Increase capacity? Will the proposed use of funds increase educators’ long-term capacity to improve results for students?
YES. *West Virginia University trained teachers in the Competent Learner Model and found that after training, their instructors had increased their capacity to meet the educational needs of their students. The teaching strategies instilled within educators trained in using the CLM, can positively affect learners and the classroom as a whole.
*Warash, B., Curtis, R., Hursh, D. & Tucci, V., (2008) Skinner Meets Piaget on the Reggio Playground: Practical Synthesis of Applied Behavior Analysis and Developmentally Appropriate Practice Orientations, Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 22(4), 441-453.