Accelerating Student and Staff Learning

Author: Kay Psencik
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272905
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Aligning Your Curriculum to the Common Core State Standards

Author: Joe Crawford
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269297
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Avoid “analysis paralysis” and just get started! The Milken Award-winning educator and author of Using Power Standards to Build an Aligned Curriculum shows how to implement the new Common Core State Standards. This book outlines his proven process for building a guaranteed and viable local curriculum based on the CCSS, and includes: A system for creating local standards from the CCSS Methods for connecting the common, formative assessments to quarterly instructional objectives Ways to scaffold learning expectations Readers will find helpful charts and graphs plus access to Internet-based software for mapping the CCSS to classroom instruction.

Using RTI for School Improvement

Author: Cara Shores
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141296640X
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Essentials of Science Classroom Assessment

Author: Xiufeng Liu
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412961017
Format: PDF, ePub
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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, Mobi
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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, Mobi
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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
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'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.

Peer Coaching

Author: Les Foltos
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483300218
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teachers are better together! For schools to implement the classroom changes the future demands, teachers must learn how to collaborate effectively. This book details the deeply-researched peer coaching method formulated by Les Foltos and implemented in over 40 countries with powerful results. Its insights include: How peer coaching that makes a difference involves much more than just offering advice. How a coaching relationship is first built on trust, and then on the willingness to take risks. Why peer coaching should focus on adapting teaching methods to the technological future of education.

Content Based Curriculum for High Ability Learners

Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618215922
Format: PDF, ePub
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Content-Based Curriculum for High-Ability Learners (3rd ed.) provides a solid introduction to core elements of curriculum development in gifted education and implications for school-based implementation. Written by experts in the field, this text uses cutting-edge design techniques and aligns core content with national and state standards. In addition to revised chapters, the third edition contains new chapters on topics including special populations of gifted learners, critical thinking, leadership, and university-level honors curriculum. The text identifies fundamental principles of curriculum that supports advanced and high-potential learners: accelerated learning within the core content areas, use of higher order processes and products, and concept development. These emphases form threads across chapters in core content areas including language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, and the arts. Additional chapters explore structures to support implementation, including alignment with standards, assessment of learning, counseling, and promoting exemplary teacher practice through professional development.