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The Reflective Educator s Guide to Professional Development

The Reflective Educator   s Guide to Professional Development Author Nancy Fichtman Dana
ISBN-10 9781452239255
Release 2008-05-01
Pages 208
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Powerful tools for facilitating teachers' professional development and optimizing school improvement efforts! Combining professional learning communities (PLCs) and action research, this step-by-step guide provides coaches, workshop leaders, and staff developers with strategies, activities, and tools to develop inquiry-oriented PLCs. The authors present essential elements of a healthy PLC, case studies of inquiry-based PLCs, and lessons learned for improving coaching practices. Sample projects and reflection prompts will help readers: Organize, assess, and maintain high-functioning, inquiry-oriented PLCs Facilitate the development of study questions Enable PLC members to develop, analyze, and share research results Lead successful renewal and reform efforts



The Reflective Educator s Guide to Classroom Research

The Reflective Educator s Guide to Classroom Research Author Nancy Fichtman Dana
ISBN-10 9781483331997
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 296
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Harness the power of classroom data with the bestselling, updated guide to professional learning through inquiry and analysis. In this third edition of the renowned approach to teacher inquiry and data analysis, the authors add forward-thinking substance to their methods of formulating action research questions, collecting and analyzing data, and creating lasting solutions. In addition to illustrative real-life examples and practical exercises, new features include: An expanded data analysis chapter that introduces formative data analysis and its role in teacher research. Techniques for using inquiry to effectively implement Common Core State Standards. A brand-new chapter on ethical issues in teacher research.



Facilitator s Guide

Facilitator s Guide Author Nancy Fichtman Dana
ISBN-10 9781412966542
Release 2009
Pages 45
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"Based on the best-selling The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research, Second Edition, this guide gives staff developers the tools they need to facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events focused on practitioner inquiry. An effective form of professional development, teacher inquiry has the potential to inform any aspect of classroom practice across subject areas and grade levels. For discussion topics that include differentiated instruction, working with English language learners, Response to Intervention, this facilitator's resource makes it easy to lead participants through a step-by-step process that covers: formulating a research question; collaborating with others; collecting data; analyzing data; writing and presenting classroom research; and assessing the quality of the work."--BOOK JACKET.



Inquiry

Inquiry Author Nancy Fichtman Dana
ISBN-10 9781452269306
Release 2011-09-07
Pages 200
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Connect inquiry to improved teaching and learning across your district! Now that federal and state initiatives require school districts to provide job-embedded professional development, the next step is making it happen. This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a laser-like focus on both adult and student learning. This book’s inquiry model challenges educators and students to: Define questions they are passionate about exploring Collect and analyze data to inform their questions Share what they have learned through the process with others Collaborate to build on their results and improve student achievement



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.



The PLC Book

The PLC Book Author Nancy Fichtman Dana
ISBN-10 9781506338408
Release 2015-10-22
Pages 128
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The secret to your PLC’s success? You. Commitment to improving student outcomes is a natural part of being a teacher—and that’s why this book is for every member of the team, not just the leader. When you bring your experience, skills, and questions to a professional learning community, you help shape its future. You’ll work collaboratively to Give voice to important issues and dilemmas Decide where to focus your work Develop and implement a plan for gaining insight into your area of focus Take action based on individual and collective learning Share results with others outside the PLC



The Reflective Educator s Guide to Mentoring

The Reflective Educator   s Guide to Mentoring Author Diane Yendol-Hoppey
ISBN-10 9781483362144
Release 2006-12-19
Pages 168
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Mentors will discover strategies for meeting the diverse needs of their mentor/mentee relationships, developing useful mentoring tools, and continuing to learn and grow professionally.



Powerful Professional Development

Powerful Professional Development Author Diane Yendol-Hoppey
ISBN-10 9781452271279
Release 2010-02-09
Pages 200
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Achieve effective, on-site teacher development without breaking the budget! This essential guide to job-embedded staff development helps schools and districts move away from reliance on outside expertise, instead drawing on and developing the experience and skills of their own faculty. The authors provide a complete toolbox of school-based professional development (PD) strategies, with recommendations on which tools to use for different times and settings, guidelines for implementation, and extended examples of each tool in action for a full spectrum of proven, cost-effective PD models, including: Book study and lesson study Action research and professional learning communities Coaching and co-teaching Webinars, podcasts, Open Space Technology, online communities, and much more



Building School Based Teacher Learning Communities

Building School Based Teacher Learning Communities Author Milbrey W. McLaughlin
ISBN-10 9780807774991
Release 2016
Pages
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Building on extensive evidence that school-based teacher learning communities improve student outcomes, this book lays out an agenda to develop and sustain collaborative professional cultures. McLaughlin and Talbert—foremost scholars of school change and teaching contexts—provide an inside look at the processes, resources, and system strategies that are necessary to build vibrant school-based teacher learning communities. Offering a compelling, straightforward blueprint for action, this book: Takes a comprehensive look at the problem of improving the quality of teaching across the United States, based on evidence and examples from the authors’ nearly two decades of research.Demonstrates how and why school-based teacher learning communities are bottom-line requirements for improved instruction. Outlines the resources and supports needed to build and sustain a long-term school-based teacher professional community. Discusses the nature of high-quality professional development to support learning and changes in teaching.Details the roles and responsibilities of policymakers at all levels of the school system. “This book offers vivid examples of how teacher learning communities are formed and sustained. A must-read for educators at all levels who are serious about enacting change.” —Amy M. Hightower, Assistant Director, American Federation of Teachers



Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities

Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities Author Miriam B. Raider-Roth
ISBN-10 9780807758151
Release 2017
Pages 161
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Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities book for free.



Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research

Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research Author Cathy Caro-Bruce
ISBN-10 9781412936675
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 303
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Learn how to implement a sustainable school or district action research program that promotes educational equity, helps close the achievement gap, and strengthens instructional leadership.



Privileged Thinking in Today s Schools

Privileged Thinking in Today s Schools Author David Barnett
ISBN-10 9781607099710
Release 2010-12-16
Pages 125
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In this collection of scenarios and episodes, many of which were experienced by the authors in their years as school administrators, you will find an array of provocative examples of social injustice in the classroom, and what you can do to prevent it in your own school community.



Inquiry

Inquiry Author Nancy Fichtman Dana
ISBN-10 9781412992473
Release 2011-09-07
Pages 173
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This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic approach to districtwide professional development. Its award-winning inquiry model challenges participants to take control of their own learning.



Handbook of Professional Development in Education

Handbook of Professional Development in Education Author Linda E. Martin
ISBN-10 9781462515271
Release 2014-04-16
Pages 562
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This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the best current knowledge on teacher professional development (PD) and addresses practical issues in implementation. Leading authorities describe innovative practices that are being used in schools, emphasizing the value of PD that is instructive, reflective, active, collaborative, and substantive. Strategies for creating, measuring, and sustaining successful programs are presented. The book explores the relationship of PD to adult learning theory, school leadership, district and state policy, the growth of professional learning communities, and the Common Core State Standards. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions. The appendix provides eight illuminating case studies of PD initiatives in diverse schools.



Digging Deeper Into Action Research

Digging Deeper Into Action Research Author Nancy Fichtman Dana
ISBN-10 9781452241951
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 120
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From framing your question to presenting your research, this is your go-to guide each time you embark on a new inquiry. Includes real-life vignettes, self-guided worksheets, and a DVD.



Empowering the Voice of the Teacher Researcher

Empowering the Voice of the Teacher Researcher Author Roger Neilson Brindley
ISBN-10 9781607099680
Release 2010-11-16
Pages 110
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Empowering the Voice of the Teacher Researcher through a Culture of Inquiry is essentially a description of one school's initiatives to use collaborative communities and action research to empower teacher research and a culture of collective inquiry. It is written by teachers primarily for teachers and teacher educators. Because administrative support is foundational to the process, school and district administrators and staff developers will also be interested in reading about how this school's principal and assistant principal set the stage for developing their community of learners. What sets this text apart are the first-person accounts of teachers' experiences with action research as examples of profound possibilities for professional growth.



Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education

Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education Author Marilyn Chu
ISBN-10 0132658232
Release 2012-12-22
Pages 198
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Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education is the ideal resource for anyone charged with guiding teachers as they encounter real world challenges in today's early childhood programs and can turn to this practical new resource as they work with supervisors and teacher-leaders to achieve greater professional effectiveness while bridging the gap between the vision for quality and actual practice. The book is packed with helpful reflective questions, illustrative mentoring and coaching scenarios, and ready-to-implement planning tools. The focus is on encouraging reflection on current practices in order to achieve quality programs, meet teaching standards, and promote positive outcomes for children in these times of rising standards and, in many cases, lower levels of support.