New Learning Ecology

Professional Learning Communities

  • DuFour, R. (2004). Schools as learning communities, Educational Leadership, 61(8) 6-11.

  • Professional Learning Communities: A Literature Synopsis

  • Beach, R. (2012). Can Online Learning Communities Foster Professional Development? Language Arts, 89(4), 256-262.

  • Wei, R. C., Darling-Hammond, L., Andree, A., Richardson, N., & Orphanos, S. (2009). Professional learning in the learning profession: A status report on teacher development in the United States and abroad (Technical Report). Dallas, TX: National Staff Development Council. Retrieved March 17, 2010, from

  • Bailey, J., Schneider, C., Sturgis, C., Vander Ark, T. (2013). The shift from cohorts to competency. Digital Learning Now.

New Literacies and Inquiry Based Learning

  • Spires, H., Hervey, L., Morris, G., & Stelpflug, C. (2012). Energizing project-based inquiry: Middle school students read, write, and create videos. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy,55(6), 483-493. doi:

Global Learning

  • Merryfield, M. (2008).Scaffolding social studies for global awareness. Social Education 72(7), 363-366.

  • Council of Chief State School Officers and Asia Partnership for Global Learning (2011). Educating for Global Competency: Preparing Our Youth to Engage in the World.

  • Zhao, Y. (2007). Education in the flat world: implications of globalization on education. Edge: Phi Delta Kappa International 2(4), 3-18.