This opportunity gap shows up in spotty PD on ever changing topics, lack of coherence for career-long learning, lack of clear processes for deep collaboration, and lack of follow-up support to get new practices thoroughly learned and adopted. This does not have to be.
The opening chapters of this book make the case for the teacher opportunity gap and what is missing. Then each chapter takes a district-based process for teacher learning that could become potent if it were reengineered.
Within each chapter is what leaders would do to get that process operating for the focused purpose of improving teaching and learning. Then the wind-up is the skills the leaders would need to accomplish these upgrades. Leadership skills are split into three chapters, because this kind of leadership for sustainable improvement includes political savvy and courage as well as culture building skills for a true Learning Organization. All of them can be grown!