Instructor: Becca Lindahl
Becca Lindahl was a French, English, and Spanish teacher for many years in a Midwest high school in Iowa. She then met a professional goal by becoming a high school principal. Following that, she served as a curriculum director, leading efforts for schools to become standards-driven in teaching and learning. After that position, she became a professional learning & leadership consultant for Heartland Area Education Agency, a mid-level state educational agency in Iowa whose consultants work side-by-side with administrators and teachers on school-improvement efforts. When engaging in school improvement with educators, she works in particular on collaborative teaming within a professional learning community, on authentic intellectual work (AIW), and on standards-based teaching, learning, and sound grading practices.
Along the way, she was able to meet another goal and earned a doctorate in education. In an outside educational consultant capacity, she works with educators across the country to improve results through implementation of sound assessment, grading, and reporting practices.
Classes by this instructor
This course discusses the structure, creation, and maintenance of an effective Professional Learning Community, emphasizing the importance of communication and consensus in the establishment of the school-wide mission, vision, values, and curriculum.October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2023