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Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030115035
Release 2006
Pages 235
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Learning by Doing is a guide to help educators take ACTION. After working with schools throughout the U.S. and Canada, the authors discovered that "schools that take the plunge and actually begin doing the work of a PLC develop their capacity to help all students learn at high levels far more effectively than schools that spend years preparing to become PLCs through reading or even training."



Every School Every Team Every Classroom

Every School  Every Team  Every Classroom Author Robert Eaker
ISBN-10 9781936765119
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 544
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In this sequel to Total Instructional Alignment, the author peels back complex layers of the change process to reveal the five big ideas at the core of successful schools. Focus on these foundational ideas to simplify decision making and eliminate distractions from your efforts to promote effective teaching and learning. Teachers and administrators alike will appreciate this straightforward approach to solid leadership for school improvement.



Professional Learning Communities at Work

Professional Learning Communities at Work Author Richard DuFour
ISBN-10 1879639602
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 338
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Provides recommendations on ways to improve school performance.



Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Professional Learning Communities at Work

Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Professional Learning Communities at Work Author Richard DuFour
ISBN-10 194249663X
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 192
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Get all of your PLC questions answered. Designed as a companion resource to Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.), this powerful, quick-reference guidebook is a must-have for teacher teams working to build and sustain a PLC. You and your team will turn to this invaluable reference tool again and again as questions and complications arise along your PLC journey. Benefits Address the four critical questions that guide teacher collaboration through the PLC process. Review essential PLC vocabulary. Understand the qualities educators need to cultivate school improvement. Outline what students need to learn, and ascertain how to react when students either do or do not learn it. Gain tips on additional PLC books to read to dig deeper into the topics covered in this book. Contents Introduction 1 Laying the Foundation: Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals 2 Building a Collaborative Culture 3 What Do We Want Our Students to Learn? 4 How Will We Know When Our Students Have Learned It? 5 How Will We Respond When Some Students Don t Learn and When Some Do? 6 The District s Role in the PLC Process 7 Consensus and Conflict in a PLC Afterword: It s a Journey, Not a Destination"



Leaders of Learning

Leaders of Learning Author Richard DuFour
ISBN-10 9781935542681
Release 2011-07-26
Pages 144
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For many years, the authors have been fellow travelers on the journey to help educators improve their schools. Their first coauthored book focuses on district leadership, principal leadership, and team leadership and addresses how individual teachers can be most effective in leading students—by learning with colleagues how to implement the most promising pedagogy in their classrooms



Differentiated Professional Development in a Professional Learning Community

Differentiated Professional Development in a Professional Learning Community Author Linda Bowgen
ISBN-10 9781936765232
Release 2009-10-21
Pages 128
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If differentiated instruction works for diverse student learning needs, why not apply it to teacher learning? The authors draw from real experience and PLC concepts to support the value of differentiated professional development. A practical guide for designing school or district professional development plans, this book explains a three-step model that is core to the differentiation process.



Professional Learning Communities at Work and Virtual Collaboration

Professional Learning Communities at Work and Virtual Collaboration Author Richard DuFour
ISBN-10 1935542931
Release 2015-07-29
Pages 216
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In Professional Learning Communities at Work[[ and Virtual Collaboration: On the Tipping Point of Transformation, authors Richard DuFour and Casey Reason state that now is the best time for transformation in education. They believe that educators are on the tipping point of transforming educationa critical time to evolve the way we teach and learn by using technology to enhance the PLC process. By combining the capacities of the PLC at Work process and powerful technology tools, teams of educators can meaningfully and feasibly modify education. Collaborative teams of educators can meet contemporary challenges and also reach sustained levels of deeper learning if K12 administrators and teachers realize the potential of virtual collaboration to support PLC building blocks. The strategies detailed in this book establish how virtual teams can strengthen PLC implementation.



Taking Action A Handbook for Rti at Work tm How to Implement Response to Intervention in Your School

Taking Action  A Handbook for Rti at Work tm   How to Implement Response to Intervention in Your School Author Austin Buffum
ISBN-10 1942496176
Release 2017-09-22
Pages 256
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Response to intervention (RTI) is the most effective process for ensuring student success, using differentiated instruction to provide the time and support necessary. This comprehensive implementation guide covers every element required to build a successful RTI at Work(tm) program in schools. The authors share step-by-step actions for implementing the essential elements, instructional strategies, and tools needed to support implementation, as well as tips for engaging and supporting educators. Readers who valued the practical knowledge in Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work(tm) (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, Many, and Mattos) will appreciate a similar style and practicality in Taking Action. This guide will help you incorporate the response to intervention process by allowing you to: Understand how RTI at Work(tm) builds on the PLC at Work(tm) process. Response to intervention or RTI (also known as multi-tiered system of supports or MTSS) is the most effective process for ensuring student success, using differentiated instruction to provide the time and support necessary. This comprehensive implementation guide covers every element required to build a successful RTI at Work(tm) system of support in schools. The authors share step-by-step actions for implementing the essential elements, instructional strategies, and tools needed to support implementation, as well as tips for engaging and supporting educators. Readers who valued the practical knowledge in Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work(tm) (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, Many, and Mattos) will appreciate a similar style and practicality in Taking Action. This guide will help you incorporate the response to intervention process by allowing you to: Understand how RTI at Work(tm) builds on the PLC at Work(tm) process. Review the revised RTI at Work(tm) pyramid and its three RTI tiers. Learn what roles teacher teams, leadership teams, and schoolwide teams play in a multi-tiered intervention structure. Understand the differences among intervention, extension, prevention, and enrichment. Avoid common missteps when implementing RTI (or MTSS). Consider why an achievement gap remains in 21st century education and how the RTI process can close that gap. Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: The RTI at Work(tm) Pyramid Chapter 2: A Culture of Collective Responsibility Part One: Tier 1 Essential Actions Chapter 3: Tier 1 Teacher Team Essential Actions Chapter 4: Tier 1 Schoolwide Essential Actions Part Two: Tier 2 Essential Actions Chapter 5: Tier 2 Teacher Team Essential Actions Chapter 6: Tier 2 Schoolwide Essential Actions Part Three: Tier 3 Essential Actions Chapter 7: Tier 3 Schoolwide Essential Actions Chapter 8: Tier 3 Intervention Team Essential Actions Epilogue References and Resources Review the revised RTI at Work(tm) pyramid and its three RTI tiers. Learn what roles teacher teams, leadership teams, and schoolwide teams play in a tiered intervention structure. Understand the differences among intervention, extension, prevention, and enrichment. Avoid common missteps when implementing RTI. Consider why an achievement gap remains in 21st century education and how the RTI process can close that gap. Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: The RTI at Work(tm) Pyramid Chapter 2: A Culture of Collective Responsibility Part One: Tier 1 Essential Actions Chapter 3: Tier 1 Teacher Team Essential Actions Chapter 4: Tier 1 Schoolwide Essential Actions Part Two: Tier 2 Essential Actions Chapter 5: Tier 2 Teacher Team Essential Actions Chapter 6: Tier 2 Schoolwide Essential Actions Part Three: Tier 3 Essential Actions Chapter 7: Tier 3 Schoolwide Essential Actions Chapter 8: Tier 3 Intervention Team Essential Actions Epilogue References and Resources



The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders

The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders Author Timothy D. Kanold
ISBN-10 9781935543442
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 208
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Make the transition from traditional, whole-group reading instruction to the 21st century classroom by integrating three innovations that will dramatically improve elementary reading instruction: RTI, differentiated instruction, and technology. Detailed ex



Cultures Built to Last

Cultures Built to Last Author Richard DuFour
ISBN-10 9781936764754
Release 2013-05-20
Pages 184
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Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum on your journey. You’ll move beyond isolated pockets of excellence while allowing every person in your school system—from teachers and administrators to students—the opportunity to be an instrument of lasting cultural change.



Talk About Teaching

Talk About Teaching Author Charlotte Danielson
ISBN-10 9781483373812
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 160
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Improve teaching practice through powerful professional conversations! Move beyond isolated teaching, passive observations, ineffective workshops and be the leader who engages staff and affirms the value of reflective and informal professional discussions. Read Talk About Teaching! to build a culture of understanding, respect, and empathy that breeds meaningful conversation and a powerful team of teachers who understand how students learn, what motivates them, and how to implement that research in the classroom. The second edition of this powerful book includes: A new chapter guiding conversations to align with CCSS and other standards Outlines for specific conversation skills needed to initiate and succeed Mental maps, sample topics, and conversation activities



The Adaptive School

The Adaptive School Author Robert J. Garmston, Co-developer of Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools; emeritus professor, California State University, Sacramento
ISBN-10 9781442223646
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 330
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A sourcebook for developing and facilitating collaborative groups capable of continuously adapting to anticipate the evolving learning needs of students. Based on a theoretical foundation of schools as complex systems in which linear management models are no longer sufficient.



Leading Professional Learning Teams

Leading Professional Learning Teams Author Susan E. Sather
ISBN-10 9781452272979
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 168
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Developed by Education Northwest (formerly NWREL), this guide offers a data-driven model for implementing professional learning teams to strengthen teacher collaboration, improve instruction, and increase student achievement.



Leadership for Learning

Leadership for Learning Author Carl D. Glickman
ISBN-10 9780871205964
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 141
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A guide for school leaders explains how to become involved in the teaching and learning process to improve student performance.



Becoming Batman

Becoming Batman Author E. Paul Zehr
ISBN-10 9780801896217
Release 2009-11-17
Pages 320
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A fun foray of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides the background for attaining the realizable—though extreme—level of human performance that would allow you to be a superhero.



The Skillful Team Leader

The Skillful Team Leader Author Elisa MacDonald
ISBN-10 9781452218830
Release 2013-03-13
Pages 189
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Get the most out of your PLCs and teacher teams! All teams face hurdles. What distinguishes the skillful team leader from a less effective one is his or her approach in overcoming them. MacDonald offers a skillful approach to team leadership rooted in values, mindset, intelligence, and skill. This practical guide features: Reality-based examples illustrating common team hurdles in collaboration, shared leadership, goal setting and attainment, rigorous discourse, and continuous improvement Brief follow-up sections with tips for sustaining positive change Ways to work beyond the team to shape and influence school culture Prompts to apply learning to your own leadership hurdles



Coherence

Coherence Author Michael Fullan
ISBN-10 9781506301723
Release 2015-07-20
Pages 168
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Complex times call for streamlined solutions—and leaders to pull them together. If initiative overload and fragmentation are keeping your best plans from becoming reality, it’s time to lead with coherence. Using the right drivers as your foundation, you’ll bring people and ideas together—and implement the kind of lasting change that maximizes results. The key to success is the Coherence Framework, a dynamic, customizable road map with four essential components: Focused direction to build collective purpose Cultivating collaborative cultures while clarifying individual and team roles Deepening learning to accelerate improvement and foster innovation Securing accountability from the inside out