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Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning Author Karen Hawley Miles
ISBN-10 9781452292069
Release 2016-02-24
Pages 136
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Part of a series on Learning Forward’s seven Standards for Professional Learning, this volume offers creative strategies for prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating the resources required for educator learning and student success. This book includes: An original essay on how school systems can reconfigure people, time, technology, and money to improve and sustain educator growth Implementation strategies, practical tools, and specific examples for maximizing resources—especially time—for teacher learning A case study of how Dearborn Public Schools, Michigan, shifted existing resources to drive professional learning despite tough economic times

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning Learning Communities

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning  Learning Communities Author Shirley M. Hord
ISBN-10 9781452291833
Release 2013-12-05
Pages 103
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Part of a groundbreaking 7-book series, co-developed by Learning Forward and Corwin, this book closes the "knowing-doing" gap by guiding educational leaders through the process for implementing the Learning Forward Standard for Professional Learning: Learning Communities. Tackling the Learning Communities standard, it provides: Original essays written by leading experts in the field to promote deeper understandings of the meaning of the Learning Communities standard An array of templates, tools, and protocols to help you design and delivery quality professional learning in your own district or school Case studies of districts "getting it right" and educators who have realized the promise of effective professional learning.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning Data

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning  Data Author Thomas R. Guskey
ISBN-10 9781452291765
Release 2014-06-05
Pages 128
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When teachers use data effectively, students see results. Part of a series on Learning Forward’s seven Standards for Professional Learning, this volume guides teachers and school leaders toward successful data-based decision making—an essential component of effective professional learning and school development. The book’s features include: An original “think piece” by Thomas Guskey on using data in deliberate and thoughtful ways Specific implementation strategies that focus on analyzing student, educator, and system data and assessing progress A detailed case study of one district’s journey to successful use of data and how it led to measurable improvement in student achievement

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning Learning Designs

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning  Learning Designs Author Eleanor Drago-Severson
ISBN-10 9781452292007
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 128
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The right learning design can support professional growth! Learning Forward is a leader in understanding and advancing professional learning that leads to student success. This series explores Learning Forward’s seven Standards for Professional Learning which outline the characteristics of effective professional learning that, collectively, advance teaching and learning. In this volume, you’ll get original essays, an inspirational case study, and detailed guidance on implementing the Design standard. Deepen your knowledge of standards with An original essay by Eleanor Drago-Severson that offers a fresh take on designs for professional learning that is grounded in adult developmental theory Practical tools that assist readers in selecting appropriate learning designs that promote educator growth Examples of powerful designs for professional learning that are job-embedded, promote active engagement, and support implementation With this book, educators will reach new heights of professional growth and students will reap the benefits.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning Implementation

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning  Implementation Author Michael Fullan
ISBN-10 9781452291888
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 104
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Your path to implementation success starts here! Get the knowledge and know-how to put Leaning Forward’s Standards of Professional Learning into practice with this thoroughly researched book from recognized leaders in the field. Deepen your knowledge of the standards and learn to: Use professional learning as a powerful lever for long-term change Invest in human and social capital to promote school-wide success through an original “think piece” by Michael Fullan Connect the standards to your site-specific needs Includes an overview of the standard, an inspirational case study, and, an array of practical tools. Discover what it takes to implement lasting, high-impact improvements in teaching and learning. This expert resource will show you how!

Having Hard Conversations

Having Hard Conversations Author Jennifer Abrams
ISBN-10 9781452295664
Release 2009-01-06
Pages 152
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Speak with clarity, confidence, and courage! Many educators struggle with discussing difficult issues with colleagues. This insightful book helps readers effectively lead challenging conversations with supervisees, peers, and supervisors. Emphasizing initiative and preparation as keys to a successful conversation, the author’s step-by-step approach provides: Thought-provoking questions and first-person accounts that help build communications skills Advice on overcoming personal hesitation about expressing concerns Guidance on goal setting and choosing the best “what-where-and-when” for a productive discussion Sample scripts and other interactive tools to help educators prepare for the conversation and achieve positive outcomes

Learning Together Leading Together

Learning Together  Leading Together Author Shirley M. Hord
ISBN-10 0807744115
Release 2004-01
Pages 184
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Increasingly the education world is recognizing that the development of learning communities is an effective means for improving schools without increasing the budget or adding new programs. This indispensible volume offers practical advice gathered from 22 schools (elementary, middle, and high schools) that have successfully modeled or are creating professional learning communities.

Leading Professional Learning Communities

Leading Professional Learning Communities Author Shirley M. Hord
ISBN-10 9781452294254
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 184
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Imagine all professionals in all schools engaged in continuous professional learning! Education experts Shirley M. Hord and William A. Sommers explore the school-based learning opportunities offered to school professionals and the principal's critical role in the creation, development, and support of an effective professional learning community (PLC). This book provides school leaders with readily accessible information to guide them in initiating and developing a PLC that supports teachers and students. Using field-tested examples, the text illustrates how this research-based school improvement model can help educators: Increase leadership capacity Embed professional development into daily work Create a positive school culture Develop accountability Boost student achievement

Opening Doors to Equity

Opening Doors to Equity Author Tonya Ward Singer
ISBN-10 9781452292229
Release 2014-11-20
Pages 248
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The transformative professional learning model that advances equity in your school! How do we make educational equity a reality, lesson by lesson? Author Tonya Singer shows how team observation and learning can strengthen schools and support educational achievement by all students. Including video clips of actual teams, this book helps to: Implement best practices for observation-based professional learning Work as a team to create a culture of deep collaboration that closes opportunity gaps among students Use observation-based data to better reach culturally and linguistically diverse learners Develop and implement strategies that build students’ skills for future success

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning Author Karen Seashore Louis
ISBN-10 9781483320472
Release 2016-05-12
Pages 120
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Make your school a place where professional learning thrives This volume, part of Learning Forward’s series on its seven Standards for Professional Learning, shows school leaders how to orchestrate a learning environment that empowers teachers to take charge of their own development. Features include: An original essay by Karen Seashore Louis on creating a school culture where all adults are part of the enterprise of continuous learning Strategies, tools, and examples focused on the leader’s role in promoting professional learning A case study of one district’s success in improving outcomes for students by building trust, developing collaborative capacity, and fostering leadership at all levels

Leading Impact Teams

Leading Impact Teams Author Paul Bloomberg
ISBN-10 9781506343358
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 240
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Learn how to promote teacher, student, and collective efficacy Teachers are a school’s greatest resource. Excellent teachers make excellent schools. Leading Impact Teams taps into the scheduled team planning time every school already has, and repurposes it in a model that provides the processes needed to build teacher expertise and increase student learning. The model combines two existing practices, formative assessment and collaborative inquiry, and promotes a school culture in which teachers and students are partners in learning. Readers will learn how to: Build a culture of efficacy Take collective action Embed student-centered assessment in the classroom culture Clarify learning goals for success Leverage progressions of learning for “just right” instruction Utilize evidence-based feedback

Leading Adult Learning

Leading Adult Learning Author Eleanor Drago-Severson
ISBN-10 9781452237480
Release 2009-09-23
Pages 368
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Support the growth and development of all adults—teachers, principals, and superintendents—in your school community! Educators need different kinds of supports and challenges over the different stages of their lives. Drago-Severson’s developmental model of learning-oriented school leadership draws from multiple knowledge domains to help school and district leaders understand how to support professional growth. This volume: Details four Pillar Practices for growth—teaming, providing leadership roles, collegial inquiry, and mentoring Presents research from practicing leaders across the nation Includes resources to assist you in applying this learning-oriented model to your school and school system

English Learners

English Learners Author Gilbert G. Garcia
ISBN-10 0131536818
Release 2005-01-14
Pages 456
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Provides teachers and school administrators a resource for meeting the complex literacy needs of the burgeoning English language learner (ELL) population. The collection examines three important ELL issues: English reading instruction in an immersion setting, English language development, and cultural issues as they pertain to English learners in and out of the classroom. Discover new ways of looking at practice in the context of current English literacy instruction for English learners. The book also includes suggestions for the need to examine current practice, and recommendations for change. Most importantly, English learners emphasizes the importance of cultural heritage and celebrates the variety of voices that English learners represent.

Supporting Students Meeting Standards

Supporting Students  Meeting Standards Author Gera Jacobs
ISBN-10 1938113128
Release 2014
Pages 164
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"This resource for first, second, and third grade teachers describes best practices for promoting learning and development while helping students meet standards."--Page 4 of cover.

The Leader s Guide to 21st Century Education

The Leader s Guide to 21st Century Education Author Ken Kay
ISBN-10 0132117592
Release 2012-06
Pages 192
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In this all-new resource, educational leaders get a 7-Steps guide to moving their schools and districts forward in the quest to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century teaching and learning of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. This guide focuses on presenting an implementation-oriented resource for education leaders at all stages of implementation, from early through advanced.

Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing Author Richard DuFour
ISBN-10 9781935249894
Release 2013-06-15
Pages 280
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Like the first edition, the second edition of Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work helps educators close the knowing-doing gap as they transform their schools into professional learning communities (PLCs).

From Play to Practice

From Play to Practice Author Marcia L. Nell
ISBN-10 1928896936
Release 2013
Pages 123
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From Play to Practice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from From Play to Practice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full From Play to Practice book for free.