Accelerating Student and Staff Learning

Author: Kay Psencik
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272905
Format: PDF
Download Now
This targeted staff development approach helps teachers collaborate in professional learning teams to gain a deep understanding of content and create a school-based curriculum tied to standards.

Using RTI for School Improvement

Author: Cara Shores
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141296640X
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
With guidelines for developing action plans, this resource provides a step-by-step approach to implementing Response to Intervention as a powerful schoolwide improvement process.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Essentials of Science Classroom Assessment

Author: Xiufeng Liu
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412961017
Format: PDF
Download Now
Grounded in the constructivist inquiry approach to science teaching and learning, Essentials of Science Classroom Assessment bridges science assessment research and practice, and connects science assessment and learning. This book will help students in science methods courses to develop essential skills in conducting science assessment to support student learning. The chapters parallel a typical structure of a science methods course, making the integration of this text into a science methods course seamless. Due to its practical and concise nature, this book is also ideal for practicing science teachers to use as a professional development resource.

Case Studies in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum

Author: Marius Boboc
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141296055X
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Case Studies in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum provides 21 real-world cases that provide the opportunity for educators to explore the different perspectives that different stakeholders take on the concept of curriculum. The cases examine how curriculum comes to life as a complex process including the whole continuum--ranging from design to implementation and evaluation--and how this process can be analyzed and changed.

Keys to Curriculum Mapping

Author: Susan Udelhofen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483351785
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Packed with templates, flowcharts, tips, and troubleshooting techniques for curriculum mapping, this practical resource provides the tools necessary for successful implementation and exciting results.

Assessment for Education

Author: Valentina Klenowski
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446296083
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
'This is a very exciting book and should be read widely by anyone who wants a better understanding of the role of assessment in the diverse, globalised, digital societies of the 21st century.' - Professor Mary James, University of Cambridge, President, British Educational Research Association 'Highly readable and thoroughly researched, this call for a new vision of education deserves to be ready by all those who share the concern to shape today's assessment practices to meet the needs of tomorrow's society.' - Professor Patricia Broadfoot, CBE, University of Bristol Do you need a practical guide to assessment, curriculum and policy? Are you also looking for a book that is firmly grounded in theory and professional practice? This book makes assessment processes transparent for practitioners, and shows how assessment should align with curriculum and teaching for success in education. The book will show you how practitioner use of achievement standards can improve learning, equity, social justice and accountability. Inside this book, you will learn about: Quality assessment and judgement practice Relationships across curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning Front-ending assessment based on the learner's needs Practitioner judgement approaches and standards The conditions under which teacher assessment can be valid Principles derived from research of social moderation practices Assessment for Education is the perfect guide for students, researchers, academics and teaches, and anyone working in curriculum and assessment policy.

Putting Together Professional Portfolios

Author: Christine Forde
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412946700
Format: PDF
Download Now
With the increasing emphasis on continuing professional development for teachers and all educational practitioners, the use of portfolios to plan, chart, and review professional development is now widespread. Drawing directly from their experience of developing portfolios and portfolio-based assessment, and from current research, this book enables the reader to design and plan a portfolio, chart and analyze relevant professional experiences, reflect critically on practice, assess performance against standards and competences frameworks, present evidence of practice and achievements, and plan their continuing professional development. There are also chapter objectives, key questions and tasks in every chapter, which adds to the practical focus of the book.

Designing and Using Performance Tasks

Author: Tracey K. Shiel
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343414
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Stretch student thinking with performance-based tasks. With the continual increase of high-stakes assessments also comes the surge of professional development on designing performance-based tasks. Providing step-by-step insights, this book shows you how to incorporate performance tasks as a tool to teach, monitor, and extend student learning. If you’re ready to stretch your students’ thinking, grab a copy of this how-to guide to help you: Make instructional decisions based on student performance of learning tasks Incorporate learning progressions as an integral part of planning performance tasks Close the “knowing–doing” gap by focusing on considerations for successful implementation