The Data Coach s Guide to Improving Learning for All Students

Author: Nancy Love
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412950015
Release Date: 2008-02-21
Genre: Education

The authors illustrate how to use data as a catalyst for significant, systematic, and continuous improvement in instruction and learning. Includes a CD-ROM with slides and reproducibles.

Using Data to Improve Learning for All

Author: Nancy Love
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412960851
Release Date: 2008-09-26
Genre: Education

School leaders will discover how to implement collaborative inquiry, use data systematically and effectively, and establish an equitable school climate to improve outcomes for all students.

Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Data Driven Decision Making

Author: Ellen B. Mandinach
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412982047
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Genre: Education

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

A Leader s Guide to Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412992602
Release Date: 2012-05-30
Genre: Education

Designed for leaders, this guide explores how to use CTS as a professional development tool to strengthen mathematics programs and improve teaching and learning.

A Leader s Guide to Science Curriculum Topic Study

Author: Susan Mundry
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412978173
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Genre: Education

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.

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics

Author: Susan Loucks-Horsley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781452272559
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Genre: Education

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

Assessment Centered Teaching

Author: Kathryn DiRanna
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412954624
Release Date: 2008-02-25
Genre: Education

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.

Building a professional learning community at work

Author: Parry Graham
Publisher: Solution Tree
ISBN: PSU:000067821846
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Education

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.

Making Science Curriculum Matter

Author: Barbara Brauner Berns
Publisher: Corwin
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131630613
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

Based on the NSF Instructional Materials Development program, this resource demonstrates how innovative, equitable science programs can help students compete in today’s global environment.

Teachers as Learners

Author: Susan Mundry
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN: 0761939199
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Education


Leading Every Day

Author: Joyce Kaser
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781452260938
Release Date: 2013-09-11
Genre: Education

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

Designing Successful Professional Meetings and Conferences in Education

Author: Susan Mundry
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 0761976337
Release Date: 2000-08-15
Genre: Education

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.

Collabortive Coaching Coach s Guide

Author: Susan Villani
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 9781935609636
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Education

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.

Instructional Coaches and the Instructional Leadership Team

Author: Dean T. Spaulding
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781452226385
Release Date: 2012-08-08
Genre: Education

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.

Student Centered Coaching

Author: Diane Sweeney
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781452238692
Release Date: 2010-11-19
Genre: Education

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