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A School Leader s Guide to Implementing the Common Core

A School Leader s Guide to Implementing the Common Core Author Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley
ISBN-10 9781317670681
Release 2016-02-05
Pages 172
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This accessible resource addresses the problems, challenges, and issues that general and special education leaders frequently face on a day-to-day basis in implementing the Common Core standards in their schools. Grounded in best practices from current literature, this text provides leaders with practical solutions to working with teachers and differentiating instruction for all students—including students with special needs, ESL, and ELL learners. A School Leader’s Guide to Implementing the Common Core presents a cohesive framework and offers viable options for effective inclusive instruction based on students‘ varied learning needs. Special Features: Vignettes and "Research-Based Practical Tips" offer concrete connections to school contexts and illustrate practical applications. Explores current trends in Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and Response to Intervention (RTI), and how they relate to the Common Core Standards. Guides leaders through the development of effective policies for culturally responsive instruction in the classroom.



The Leader s Guide to Working with Underperforming Teachers

The Leader   s Guide to Working with Underperforming Teachers Author Sally J Zepeda
ISBN-10 9781317518051
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 172
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Under increasing pressure in the face of teacher evaluation systems and accountability measures, schools must focus on those teachers that exhibit marginal to incompetent teaching behaviors in their classrooms. This book is a vital resource for educational leaders who are responsible for instructional programs and teacher evaluation. Zepeda’s tried-and-true strategies will help you take the necessary steps to support and mentor struggling teachers by detecting underperformance, developing strategies to help teachers, engaging in difficult conversations to enact plans of improvement, and following legal requirements. The practical tools found in this book will help teachers improve their instruction, assessment, classroom management, and teamwork.



How to Make Data Work

How to Make Data Work Author Jenny Grant Rankin
ISBN-10 9781317353393
Release 2016-01-22
Pages 204
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Educators are increasingly responsible for using data to improve teaching and learning in their schools. This helpful guide provides leaders with simple steps for facilitating accurate analysis and interpretation of data, while avoiding common errors and pitfalls. How to Make Data Work provides clear strategies for getting data into workable shape and creating an environment that supports understanding, analysis, and successful use of data, no matter what data system or educational technology tools are in place in your district. This accessible resource makes data easy to understand and use so that educators can better evaluate and maximize their systems to help their staff, students, and school succeed. With this tried-and-true guidance, you’ll be prepared to advocate for tools that adhere to data reporting standards, avoid misinterpretation of data, and improve the data use climate in your school.



Common Core for the Not So Common Learner Grades 6 12

Common Core for the Not So Common Learner  Grades 6 12 Author Andrea Honigsfeld
ISBN-10 9781452257815
Release 2013-08-13
Pages 280
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Offers advice, tools, and strategies to build struggling learners' language skills.



The STEM Shift

The STEM Shift Author Ann Myers
ISBN-10 9781483393162
Release 2015-04-22
Pages 192
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All you need to make the shift to STEM a reality! This resource makes the process of shifting to a comprehensive, integrated STEM school or district within reach! Invaluable case studies featuring STEM pioneers model how successful, STEM-centered learning takes place. You’ll find process-specific best practices and strategies to help you: Understand, create, and lead the STEM change proces Prepare the school community for STEM Integrate 21st Century Skills, the arts, and humanities Includes step-by-step checklists and visual mapping guides. Use this groundbreaking resource to systematically implement STEM instruction that prepares students for the global economy!



UDL Now

UDL Now Author Katie Novak
ISBN-10 0989867439
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 200
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In UDL Now! Katie Novak provides practical insights and savvy strategies for helping all learners meet high standards using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Chapters include: -- The UDL Guidelines: A Planning Tool You Can't Live Without -- Recruiting and Engaging Students as UDL Partners -- Two Types of Learning Standards and UDL Implementation -- Choice Assignments: Expressing Knowledge in Endless Ways -- Scaffolding: Setting the Bar High and Raising Students to It



Putting the Practices Into Action

Putting the Practices Into Action Author Susan O'Connell
ISBN-10 0325046557
Release 2013
Pages 152
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The Standards for Mathematical Practice promise to elevate students' learning of math from knowledge to application and bring rigor to math classrooms. Here, the authors unpack each of the eight Practices and provide a wealth of practical ideas and activities to help teachers quickly integrate them into their existing math program.



Collaboration and Co Teaching for English Learners

Collaboration and Co Teaching for English Learners Author Andrea Honigsfeld
ISBN-10 9781483346021
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 176
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Your English Language Learners are counting on you to collaborate effectively. The Common Core State Standards have increased the pressure on English Language Learners. And with the EL population increasing every day, schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. In practice, this is a challenge for educational leaders. The most promising solution is the collaborative approach pioneered by this book’s authors—America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for EL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove’s resources for collaboration and co-teaching include Templates for creating EL profiles that will enable you to address their unique needs Prompts for Professional Learning activities (for teams or individuals) and further reading The latest research findings on best instructional practices that benefit ELs This is your concise, comprehensive guide to creating a powerful collaborative program to benefit your ELs. Start implementing it today and watch the outcomes improve.



The Apple Shouldn t Fall Far from Common Core

The Apple Shouldn t Fall Far from Common Core Author Denise Skarbek
ISBN-10 9781475822793
Release 2015-12-18
Pages 165
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The purpose of The Apple Shouldn’t Fall Far From Common Core: Teaching Techniques to Include All students is to offer teacher candidates, teachers, teacher educators, administrators, and other education professionals evidence based interventions to use when developing and implementing common core state standards or adopted state standards to children considered at-risk, English Language Learners, and students having disabilities.



Driven by Data

Driven by Data Author Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
ISBN-10 9780470548745
Release 2010-04-12
Pages 298
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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.



The New Inclusion

The New Inclusion Author Kathy Perez
ISBN-10 9780807754825
Release 2013-11
Pages 160
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Embracing all the different needs that teachers face--from special education, to ELL, to a wide spectrum of student ability and readiness--this innovative resource combines the latest research in brain-based teaching and student engagement with useful interventions and differentiated strategies.Designed to be of practical and immediate use, the text includes classroom vignettes, ties to the Common Core, illustrations, diagrams, highlight boxes, and many more user-friendly features.



Inclusive Practices and Social Justice Leadership for Special Populations in Urban Settings

Inclusive Practices and Social Justice Leadership for Special Populations in Urban Settings Author M.C. Kate Esposito
ISBN-10 9781681231099
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 269
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Inclusive Practices and Social Justice Leadership for Special Populations in Urban Settings: A Moral Imperative is comprised of a collection of chapters written by educators who refuse to let the voices of dissent remain marginalized in our discussion of education in the 21st century education. Drawing from the authors’ extensive experience in educational research and practice, coupled with their commitment to inclusion of special populations and social justice they urge readers to examine how educational policies are produced for the least advantaged in our schools. Effective inclusionary practices most certainly benefit all students, including English language learners, those who face gender discrimination, those who are in the foster care system, and those who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered. This collection presents a broader theoretical inclusive framework rooted in social justice: which we assert, offers the best practices for a greater number of students who are at risk of minimal academic success. This broader conceptualization of inclusive schools adds to extant discourses about students with exceptional needs and provides effective strategies school leaders operating from a social justice framework can implement to create more inclusive school environments for all students, especially those in urban centers. It is hoped that lessons learned will improve the preparation and practice of school leaders, thus improve educational outcomes for students from special populations.



Qualities of Effective Teachers 3rd Edition

Qualities of Effective Teachers  3rd Edition Author James H. Stronge
ISBN-10 9781416625896
Release 2018-03-21
Pages 348
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This updated edition is packed with research-based advice and practical tools for any educator interested in improving teaching and ensuring positive outcomes for all students.



Inquiring Into the Common Core

Inquiring Into the Common Core Author Nancy Fichtman Dana
ISBN-10 9781452274263
Release 2013-07-11
Pages 112
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This innovative book is designed to help educators develop a better understanding of the Common Core through the processes of teacher and student enquiry. It is grounded in the premise that teacher inquiry is a logical mechanism with which teachers and administrators can gain insights into the standards, what they mean for teachers and students, and how the Common Core can be actualized within the reality of teachers′ everyday work with students in the classroom. At the same time it advocates that teachers engage students in the process of inquiry in the classroom as a central means of helping them meet the new standards.



Practical Ways to Engage All Struggling Readers A Multi Tiered Instructional Approach Using Hi Lo Books

Practical Ways to Engage All Struggling Readers  A Multi Tiered Instructional Approach Using Hi Lo Books Author PhD, Claudia Rinaldi
ISBN-10 9781630780418
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 124
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Take immediate action to raise your students’ reading achievement. Starting now, say no to dismal reading comprehension statistics. This professional guide was written to instantly address today’s challenging classrooms. Using educational data to identify each student’s strengths and weaknesses is critical to planning appropriate core instruction plus tier 2 and 3 strategic interventions. You will learn how to implement the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework; how to pinpoint a student’s basic reading skills; and how to continuously monitor their progress so that you know when to use targeted curriculum materials(e.g., hi-lo books) that support reading success.



Leading with Focus

Leading with Focus Author Mike Schmoker
ISBN-10 9781416621362
Release 2016-01-20
Pages 148
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In his 2011 ASCD best-seller Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, author Mike Schmoker described a fresh pproach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, prioritized lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. Now, in Leading with Focus, he shows administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply his model to the work of running schools and districts. In this companion to his previous book, Schmoker offers * An overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership--demonstrating its power for vastly improving the work of teachers and leaders. * Examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership--and the incredible results for student learning. * A practical, flexible, and easy-to-follow implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts. All students deserve to learn in schools where educators eschew distractions and superfluous activities to concentrate on what’s most important. To that end, this book is an essential resource for leaders ready to streamline their practice and focus their efforts on radically improving student learning.



The Differentiated Classroom

The Differentiated Classroom Author Carol Ann Tomlinson
ISBN-10 9781416618638
Release 2014-05-25
Pages 197
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Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.