Author: Ellen B. Mandinach
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Connect data and instruction to improve practice This book helps bridge the gap between classroom practice and the best of what is known from educational psychology. Teachers will find cutting-edge advances in research and theory on human learning, teaching, and instruction in an easily understood and transferable format. The authors provide detailed guidance for using data to inform practice and tools to align teacher preparation and professional development with today's best practices and most current research. This resource will provide valuable tools for: In-service teachers Pre-service teachers Instructional leaders School and district administrators
The Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) process, funded by the US National Science Foundation, helps teachers improve their practice by linking standards and research to content, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Key to the core book Science Curriculum Topic Study, this resource helps science professional development leaders and teacher educators understand the CTS approach and how to design, lead, and apply CTS in a variety of settings that support teachers as learners. The authors provide everything needed to facililtate the CTS process, including: a solid foundation in the CTS framework; multiple designs for half-day and full-day workshops, professional learning communities, and one-on-one instructional coaching; facilitation, group processing, and materials management strategies; and a CD-ROM with handouts, PowerPoint slides, and templates. By bringing CTS into schools and other professional development settings, science leaders can enhance their teachers' knowlege of content, improve teaching practices, and have a positive impact on student learning.
The classic guide for designing robust science and mathematics professional development programs! This expanded edition of one of the most widely cited resources in the field of professional development for mathematics and science educators demonstrates how to design professional development experiences for teachers that lead to improved student learning. Presenting an updated professional development (PD) planning framework, the third edition of the bestseller reflects recent research on PD design, underscores how beliefs and local factors can influence PD design, illustrates a wide range of PD strategies, and emphasizes the importance of: Continuous program monitoring Combining strategies to address diverse needs Building cultures that sustain learning
The authors provide teachers and staff developers with a research-based process for establishing quality instructional goals and implementing ongoing formative assessment to help students reach learning goals.
Author: Parry Graham
Publisher: Solution Tree
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Building a Professional Learning Community at Work?: A Guide to the First Year addresses the real-world critical questions that arise when schools begin their work to become professional learning communities. How can administrators and teachers take the promise of a PLC and turn it into reality? How can school leaders transform theories of collaboration into highly effective nuts-and-bolts practices? This book is set in the context of one year in the life of a PLC. It chronicles the efforts of a building principal, Steve, and his teachers to build a true PLC at Central Middle School by focusing on the successes and challenges inherent in the process. Each chapter includes four elements. An opening story highlights an important event in the growth of a learning community. ?Lessons From the Front Line? spotlights the successful decisions and common mistakes made by the characters in the opening story. The ?Relevant Theory and Research? section introduces the theories of experts and connects them to the work of PLCs to provide readers with an approachable framework for understanding?and a language for describing?the complex, yet predictable, changes that are inevitable when schools restructure as PLCs. The ?Recommendations? section offers a collection of suggestions from which to draw while working through change in a building.
Your shortcut to success for inspired school leadership! Tap your greatest leadership potential and quickly get on track to meeting today’s complicated challenges with this follow up to the best-selling Learning Forward Book of the Year. Newly updated and revised, these short, inspiration-infused nuggets of actionable advice provide a path to effective leadership for all. New features include: Newly added Book 5, focused on solid data systems and achievable results Over 150 convenient, closely integrated daily contemplations to carry anywhere Succinct, up-to-date research for creative solutions to leadership challenges, change, and professional development Updated references and quotes
This book provides guidance, tips, and suggestions for planning professional events that will result in substantial learning for participants. Written for professionals with all levels of experience, it is based on the authors' experiences with designing and conducting meetings.
Author: Susan Villani
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Collaborative coaching is a process to enhance intentional practice and improve student learning and achievement. Building upon a foundation of mutual respect and inquiry, coaches support growth by asking questions that promote reflection, and in so doing they also learn about their own practice.This guide provides an overview of mindsets and skill sets essential to a successful coaching process. Susan Villani and Kathy Dunne provide practical information and effective strategies from the perspective of the “coach” on topics such as: * Dimensions of Success * The Coaching Cycle * Norms of Collaboration * Data Gathering * A Continuum of Coaching Behaviors A critically important resource in an era where teacher supervision/evaluation is in the process of being transformed.
Author: Dean T. Spaulding
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release Date: 2012-08-08
Help teachers improve their practice from day one! This unique companion provides an inside look at the daily work of an instructional coach and offers activities, materials, and data collection forms.
Improve student outcomes with data-driven coaching Student-Centered Coaching is grounded on the premise that school-based coaching can be designed to directly impact student learning. Shifting the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them in designing instruction that targets for student achievement makes coaching more respectful and results-based. The book also underscores the critical role of the principal in fostering a culture of learning. Each chapter includes: A model for designing and implementing student-centered coaching Data-driven coaching tools and techniques focused on student learning Specific practices for leading a student-centered coaching effort