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Curriculum Alignment

Curriculum Alignment Author David A. Squires
ISBN-10 9781412960069
Release 2009
Pages 205
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Provides information for school administrators and curriculum specialists on ways to align the curriculum to state standards to improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness.



50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap Author Carolyn J. Downey
ISBN-10 9781412958974
Release 2008-09-26
Pages 320
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Written for school leaders, this completely revised edition outlines detailed, research-based strategies for developing high-performing schools and fostering educational equity for all students.



Aligning and Balancing the Standards Based Curriculum

Aligning and Balancing the Standards Based Curriculum Author David A. Squires
ISBN-10 9781483360591
Release 2004-09-22
Pages 344
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Full of field-tested implementation tools, this comprehensive handbook shows how schools and districts can use the Balanced Curriculum process to put their schools on the track to success.



From Mandate to Achievement

From Mandate to Achievement Author Elaine Makas
ISBN-10 9781452261225
Release 2009-09-14
Pages 248
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Based on a five-step model, this guide helps school leaders establish the processes necessary to align curriculum to mandated standards, develop curriculum maps, and systematize instructional practices.



The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education 2nd ed

The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education  2nd ed  Author Steven B. Mertens
ISBN-10 9781681235714
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 471
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The second edition of The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education has been revised, updated, and expanded since its original publication in 2005. The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive overview of the field; it contains alphabetically organized entries that address important concepts, ideas, terms, people, organizations, publications, and research studies specifically related to middle grades education. This edition contains over 210 entries from nearly 160 expert contributors, this is a 25% increase in the number of entries over the first edition. The Encyclopedia is aimed at a general audience including undergraduate students in middle?level teacher preparation programs, graduate students, higher education faculty, and practitioners and administrators. The comprehensive list of entries are comprised of both short entries (500 words) and longer entries (2000 words). A significant number of entries appearing in the first edition have been revised and updated. Citations and references are provided for each entry.



Aligning Standards and Curriculum for Classroom Success

Aligning Standards and Curriculum for Classroom Success Author Daniel M. Perna
ISBN-10 9781483360089
Release 2006-07-31
Pages 144
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Featuring the latest research on standards and curriculum design, this valuable resource provides educators with a systematic approach for instructional planning aligned with today's high standards.



What Successful Science Teachers Do

What Successful Science Teachers Do Author Neal A. Glasgow
ISBN-10 9781412972345
Release 2010-09-20
Pages 248
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This easy-to-use guide features 75 research-based strategies for teachers of students in Grades K–12. Engage your students' creativity and build their science literacy.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017987774
Release 2009
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Choice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Choice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Choice book for free.



Qualities of Effective Teachers

Qualities of Effective Teachers Author James H. Stronge
ISBN-10 9781416604617
Release 2007
Pages 198
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Remember those great teachers who made you excited about learning? Remember how it felt to be in their classes and to experience how they made their classrooms come alive? What made those teachers special? What qualities and skills did they have to ignite student learning? Most important, how did those teachers help their students become successful? In Qualities of Effective Teachers, 2nd edition, James H. Stronge shows educators how to recreate this same excitement and enthusiasm in their own classrooms by describing the characteristics and skills of effective teachers. Stronge synthesizes research to identify specific teacher behaviors that contribute to student achievement. Rather than look at outside factors like demographics, district leadership, and state mandates, Stronge focuses specifically on what teachers can control: their own preparation, personality, and practices. Learn how effective teachers *Prepare to be effective educators. *Establish, manage, and maintain learning-focused classroom environments. *Organize time, communicate expectations, and plan instruction. *Present curriculum to support active and engaged learning. *Monitor student progress, identify student potential, and meet the needs of special populations in the classroom. This second edition includes new tips and tools for engaging at-risk students and high-ability students. It also includes skills checklists and an expanded, annotated bibliography to provide a springboard for further insight and exploration. Teachers, educators who hire teachers, teacher leaders, supervisors, and teachers-in-training can all use this book to learn to how to develop better teachers and to improve the quality of learning for all students.



Driven by Data

Driven by Data Author Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
ISBN-10 0470594381
Release 2010-03-18
Pages 336
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Driven by Data offers valuable tips and general guidelines about data-based methods and the difficulties surrounding the implementation of data-driven instruction. Through a CD-ROM, this guidebook provides all the tools needed to launch data-driven instruction effectively, such as an implementation rubric, meeting agendas, calendars, assessment templates, and more. Written by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, who has worked with over 1,000 schools across the nation, the book clearly shows how to maneuver through assessments and statistics. Bambrick-Santoyo offers vital tips, such as: how to create a data culture, how to run a successful data analysis meeting, how to write quality assessments, and how to deal with resistance from your teachers. The book also includes twenty case studies of high-performing schools. School leaders will find this resource useful for achieving remarkable results and immense gains, regardless of the school's background, leader, or demographic. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.



Five Levers to Improve Learning

Five Levers to Improve Learning Author Tony Frontier
ISBN-10 9781416617549
Release 2014-01-08
Pages 196
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Why have decades of school reform had so little measurable effect on student achievement? Why have billions of dollars spent on technology, small-school initiatives, and school-choice options failed to improve our schools? Too often, educators are simply pulling the wrong levers, say Tony Frontier and James Rickabaugh. They explain that the various components of schooling fall into five categories: structure, sample, standards, strategy, and self. Understanding how these five “levers” work--and their relative power--can help unlock the potential for lasting improvements in teaching and learning. The authors show readers that changes to structure and sample (how schools are organized and how students are grouped) will not be effective without changes to standards (expectations for student learning), strategy (instructional strategies to engage students in meaningful learning), and self (the set of beliefs teachers and students have about their capacity to be effective). At the heart of this book is a simple message for teachers, administrators, board members, and education policymakers at all levels: the key to success is not doing more work and making more changes, but doing the right work, and making the right changes.



Stirring the Head Heart and Soul

Stirring the Head  Heart  and Soul Author H. Lynn Erickson
ISBN-10 9781412925228
Release 2007-12-14
Pages 265
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This third edition of Erickson's bestseller provides updated information about designing curriculum aligned with state and national content standards, using brain-based teaching methods, and developing higher-order thinking skills.



Creating integrated curriculum

Creating integrated curriculum Author Susan M. Drake
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106012399884
Release 1998-11
Pages 236
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Here's a comprehensive look at how an integrated curriculum can work for your school or district. Using what she calls a new "Story Model," the author helps you make sense of the changes involved in integrating your school's curriculum. She gives you the tools you need to create a curriculum that takes into account the complexity of today's world and how all knowledge is interrelated. Your students will benefit from integrated curriculum by: Developing a higher level of thinking Transferring their learning to the real world Acquiring the skills they need to become lifelong learners This book helps answer these crucial questions about learning in your school or district: 1. What is worth knowing? 2. How can we know when a student knows it? 3. How do students learn best and what does this mean to teaching? Once you've answered these questions, you'll have a better idea of what curriculum changes you need to make. Drake shows you how (and when) to integrate your curriculum. She offers you detailed descriptions of several different, workable approaches. The information she gives you is applicable for district use as well as for individual schools or departments. Designed for school leaders, curriculum developers, and curriculum supervisors, this book brings integrated curriculum into sharp focus and helps educators find a curriculum model that can work for their school's particular needs.



Align the Design

Align the Design Author Nancy J. Mooney
ISBN-10 9781416606253
Release 2008
Pages 202
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"This is our THIRD school improvement plan! Why aren't we seeing any results?" "We have all of this data, but we don't know what to do with it!" "What does this workshop have to do with the goals we set for our school? Many of today's school leaders have all the latest tools, techniques, and programs for school improvement. Unfortunately, some leaders fail to create real, sustainable results for their schools because they use one or two "flavor-of-the-month" strategies without connecting all the pieces together for real improvement. In Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement, Nancy J. Mooney and Ann T. Mausbach emphasize the importance of coordinating essential school improvement processes to increase staff capacity, improve student achievement, and develop effective schools. The authors show school leaders how to use "power tools" to *Develop effective curriculum *Make the most of their school's data *Create successful school improvement plans *Implement valuable professional development sessions and workshops *Use efficient supervisory techniques *Foster leadership for school improvement Each chapter includes personal reflections from the authors and lists of touchstone texts that have inspired their efforts. At a time when school leaders are trying to translate urgent calls for higher achievement into actions that work, Align the Designprovides expert guidance and practical tools that will help educators work more purposefully together to create better schools for their students.



Achievement Now

Achievement Now Author Donald Fielder
ISBN-10 9781317919520
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 206
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This research-based book provides details on how educators can dramatically increase student achievement. It offers numerous experience-based ideas and strategies which can be applied to any school or district.This book will help you: - establish a results-oriented focus on the curriculum - increase time-on-task and academic rigor for ALL students - provide a supportive accountability system for all staff members - identify and eliminate educational practices that lower student achievement - introduce an achievement audit process that will increase student performance in any school or district



Deep Curriculum Alignment

Deep Curriculum Alignment Author Fenwick W. English
ISBN-10 0810839717
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 157
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Why do testing and accountability efforts in today's schools fail? In Deep Curriculum Alignment, English and Steffy explore the flaws in state mandated testing, advocating a more comprehensive approach to teaching and testing. This highly practical book will guide you into a deeply aligned curriculum that produces academic results and a level playing field. Each chapter covers principles of testing and curriculum building, and concludes with a summary of the key concepts presented. The authors survey various studies, present the ethical dilemmas involved in testing, and present a step-by-step guide to pedagogical parallelism and alignment.



Assessment Powered Teaching

Assessment Powered Teaching Author Nancy W. Sindelar
ISBN-10 9781412992084
Release 2010-11-19
Pages 160
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The purpose of Power Teaching is to change teachers' attitudes toward testing by illustrating the power that meaningful assessment brings to the art and science of teaching. The book also shares efficient and practical tools and strategies for using formative and summative assessment results to actually enhance teaching effectiveness and students' learning. Using testimonials from "power teachers," the text shows classroom teachers how they too can use assessment analyses to inform their teaching, provide motivational feedback to their students, and monitor their students' progress toward learning targets and standards. This handy reference argues that testing can be a power tool for helping teachers rather than an intrusion on academic freedom and valuable instructional time. A key distinction of the book is its coverage of using technology to collect and analyze assessment data.