Systems for Change in Literacy Education

Author: Carol A. Lyons
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325002827
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

Recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Education Everything is covered, including how to get started the right way and how to develop K-6 in-service courses throughout the year.

The Literacy Coach s Survival Guide

Author: Cathy A. Toll
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 9780872071568
Release Date: 2014-02-09
Genre: Education

In the decade since the first edition of The Literacy Coach's Survival Guide, education has changed considerably. One thing that has not changed is Cathy Toll's leadership in the field. Drawing on her vast experience with thousands of coaches across the world, Toll maintains her practical approach and conversational style while expanding the wealth of insights and strategies that she shares. The extensive revisions in this second edition reflect Toll's refinement of her approach to coaching as well as her response to the challenges that coaches face today. It guides new and experienced coaches through important topics, such as the following: Effecting change Working with teacher partners individually and in teams Communicating well in coaching conversations Dealing with difficult situations Coaching around special initiatives, such as the CCSS and RTI

Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools

Author: Shelley B. Wepner
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807774182
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools will help literacy leaders improve teachers’ professional development in grades K–6. The authors use literacy basics to suggest concrete approaches that leaders and coaches can use to help teachers improve their instruction with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Based on firsthand experiences, research, and a school-university-community collaborative (Changing Suburbs Institute in New York), this practical book homes in on what literacy leaders need to do in today’s rapidly changing schools. With vignettes, strategies, and guidelines, each chapter is devoted to one essential component of serving as an effective literacy leader. Throughout, the book addresses typical issues leaders and teachers face, such as high-stakes testing, increasing failure rates, rigorous teacher and principal evaluations, family engagement, shrinking resources, and teachers’ inexperience with instructing diverse students. “Today’s educators are faced with the challenge of meeting the increased expectations associated with a high quality education for all children. The contributors provide an excellent resource of relevant information along with a wealth of concrete suggestions for meeting that challenge through effective leadership and ongoing, embedded professional development. The result is a road map for enriched learning experiences for the professionals involved and ultimately for the students they teach.” —Dorothy S. Strickland, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education Emerita, Rutgers “This book encourages and supports leaders as they create bold, thoughtful and empowering pathways for professional development. It is a recipe that has the power to highlight the joy of professional growth and learning for leaders, teachers and students alike. To me, that is truly fabulous.” —Jennifer Scoggin, Director of LitLife, Connecticut “The authors address important aspects of the decision-making process, namely how to really know someone or something well before making a choice. Too many of our educational choices are based on outdated or misinformation and this book clearly shows school leaders how to obtain accurate information when creating a cohesive literacy model. This book also takes complex aspects of literacy professional development, such as standards and instructional techniques and breaks them down in clear and applicable ways so that decisions can not just be made but also be implemented.” —Gravity Goldberg, Literacy Consultant, Director, Gravity Goldberg LLC

International Handbook of Literacy and Technology

Author: Michael C. McKenna
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135609573
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Education

This Handbook provides a comprehensive and international representation of state-of-the art research, theory, and practice related to principal areas in which significant developments are occurring in the study of literacy and technology. It offers a glimpse of the commonalities faced by literacy educators around the world, together with specific challenges raised by unique circumstances. Volume I of this Handbook endeavored to lay essential groundwork for the study of literacy and technology; it retains an explanatory value that will not weaken over time. Volume II differs considerably in conception. It assumes for the most part a higher level of expertise on the part of readers, and the projects and applications described by the contributors are characterized by greater sophistication. The scope of technology use is broader, and the challenges that have emerged are in sharper focus. A powerful feature of this volume is the addition of commentaries from experts across the field on the potential of technology in key dimensions of literacy. The title of Volume II has changed slightly to reflect the inclusion of contributions on a broad geographic basis. It is now a truly international Handbook, with chapter authors from six countries and five continents. The International Handbook of Literacy and Technology: Volume II is organized in five sections: *The Role of Technology in the New Literacies; *Technology Applications with Specific Populations; *Literacy Software and the Internet; *Teacher Education and Professional Development; and *The Potential of Technology in Key Dimensions of Literacy. The effects of technology on literate activity have been both sweeping and subtle, marked by an increasing variety of changes that are difficult to evaluate and project. Perhaps the only prediction that can be offered with certainty is that the impact of technology is irreversible. Specific changes may come and go, but literacy and technology seem inextricably linked. This Handbook is dedicated to that linkage and to examining the intricacies that define it. International Handbook of Literacy and Technology: Volume II is an essential reference for researchers, professionals, and students in reading/literacy education, literacy and technology, educational technology, and related areas, and will serve well as a text for upper-level and graduate courses on these topics.

Models of Professional Development

Author: Bruce Joyce
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412978064
Release Date: 2010-02-18
Genre: Education

This comprehensive resource examines five major models of professional development and how they can be implemented and tailored to meet the multifaceted needs of any school or district.

Differentiated Professional Development in a Professional Learning Community

Author: Linda Bowgen
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 9781936765232
Release Date: 2009-10-21
Genre: Education

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.

The Effective Literacy Coach

Author: Adrian Rodgers
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807776261
Release Date:
Genre: Education

This innovative book moves beyond the day-to-day matters of coaching to a deeper examination of how literacy coaching can improve instructional practice. The authors offer research-based strategies that can be used to create the professional and dynamic relationships needed for successful teacher–coach collaborations. Readers will hear the voices of coaches as they analyze their own efforts to scaffold adult learning, guide collaborative inquiry, and support teacher reflection. Featuring concrete examples, this practical book: Provides a model for literacy coaches to analyze and examine their own practice. Details the importance of systematic observation of teaching and how to use observation to shape subsequent coaching sessions. Examines guiding teacher inquiry in whole groups, small groups, and pairs, to reflect and act on teaching and coaching. Charts the usefulness of teachers and coaches talking about teaching, and how this supports the change of teaching practices. “The authors have provided a rich description of what literacy coaches actually do as they work daily with teachers. Each chapter is soundly grounded in the research literature but goes beyond it to provide many practical examples.” —From the Foreword by Gay Su Pinnell, The Ohio State University “The authors deal deftly with key aspects of coaching that characterize successful coaches and for which even the most knowledgeable literacy coaches are often ill-prepared. An excellent resource for anyone whose responsibilities sometimes include the role of coach.” —Dorothy S. Strickland, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Literacy Leadership to Support Reading Improvement

Author: Mary Kay Moskal
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781609184889
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Packed with vivid examples from actual schools, this book explores specific ways that literacy leaders can partner with teachers to meet all students' instructional needs. It provides a range of research-based strategies for implementing effective instruction in a response-to-intervention framework. It also describes innovative interventions—including schoolwide programs and family and community initiatives—that promote success for struggling readers. Practical ideas are presented for engaging particular populations, such as boys and middle and high school students, and for supporting teachers' professional development. Eight reproducible handouts and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Differentiated Literacy Coaching

Author: Mary Catherine Moran
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416606239
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

Looks at the key considerations school leaders and literacy coaches must keep in mind when determining program focus and scope and describes the roles, responsibilities, and procedures involved in each coaching format.

International Handbook of Research on Children s Literacy Learning and Culture

Author: Kathy Hall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119237938
Release Date: 2016-10-31
Genre: Education

The "International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture" presents a careful distillation of the current research in the field of primary years literacy studies. Well known contributors critically review and synthesize seminal studies on various themes, offer fresh perspectives and conceptualizations, and point to new directions for further investigation and study. Chapters vividly illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary educational thinking and research on literacy by offering perspectives from a wide range of disciplines--from aesthetics and anthropology to cultural psychology and curriculum theory. Literacy topics are addressed in three sections, namely 'society, culture, and community', 'school, culture, and pedagogy', and 'teachers, culture, and identity'. In presenting cutting-edge knowledge on all aspects of literacy learning in the primary/elementary school years, the "International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture" provides an essential resource for scholars, educators, and researchers in charting the future of the increasingly important field of literacy in the 21st century.

Learning from Teaching in Literacy Education

Author: Emily M. Rodgers
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325004838
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Emily Rodgers and Gay Su Pinnell provide insights into the complexity of providing effective professional development for literacy educators and the challenges of bringing about fundamental change to literacy instruction.

The Annual Review of Adult Learning and Literacy National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

Author: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787959951
Release Date: 2001-07-10
Genre: Education

This is an encompassing review that addresses all aspects of literacy (reading, numeracy, and technological literacy, for example) with a global perspective. It connects the objectives of literacy education with broader areas of social welfare, including health, employment and political and economic empowerment. The second volume in a new annual series, this unique publication for practitioners in the field of adult learning and literacy collects in one yearly volume the best new knowledge and practice advances identified by the prestigious, Harvard-based and federally-funded literacy center, NCSALL. A single, "user-friendly" source for information on best practices in the field of adult learning & literacy. The editors' introduction in each volume covers news from the world of policy and research, while six distinguished writers and practitioners contribute articles on the most pressing topics in adult literacy. Each volume also includes annotated reviews of the best books and key journal articles published in the past year.

Synchronizing Success

Author: Maren Koepf
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571107435
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

"The book shows how school leaders can create a comprehensive literacy system throughout schools and across districts by aligning change components with a vision for literacy education. Enriched with tools, tips, and planning guides for incrementally managing positive change, Synchronizing Success provides literacy specialists, principals, and staff developers the resources and action steps necessary for designing an integrated literacy system tailor fit to their school setting."--BOOK JACKET.

A Principal s Guide to Literacy Instruction

Author: Carol S. Beers
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781609180331
Release Date: 2009-11-20
Genre: Education

This succinct, engaging book explains how busy elementary school principals can support effective literacy instruction in their schools. Chapters outline the fundamental components of a successful literacy program and describe specific practices that can instill a culture of literacy in a school. Strategies are provided for initiating a professional development program, understanding and using appropriate assessments with students, involving parents in literacy education, and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of teachers’ instructional methods. Drawing from the authors' extensive experience as principals and teachers, the book’s numerous examples demonstrate what strong literacy leadership looks like in action. Helpful reproducibles are included.

The Literacy Coach s Handbook Second Edition

Author: Sharon Walpole
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462507702
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Education

This bestselling book gives preservice and practicing literacy coaches the tools they need to build a successful schoolwide reading program. The authors, well-known experts in the field, describe the literacy coach's crucial, evolving role in today's schools. They offer step-by-step guidelines for implementing curricula and assessments, selecting instructional materials, and planning for differentiation and intervention. Specific ways to support teachers by providing high-quality professional development are discussed. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on PreK-5 instruction and the characteristics of effective coaches. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research and instructional materials. *Expanded grade range now includes PreK and grades 4-5. *Content on RTI and the Common Core standards is woven throughout. *Strategies for making professional development more responsive to teachers' needs. See also The Literacy Coaching Challenge, which guides more experienced coaches in choosing among different coaching models and addresses typical issues of implementation.