An Educational Leader s Guide to Curriculum Mapping

Author: Janet A. Hale
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412974194
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Developed for district leaders, curriculum directors, principals, and teacher leaders, this book shows how to lead a collaborative and sustainable curriculum mapping initiative.

A Guide to Curriculum Mapping

Author: Janet A. Hale
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294410
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practical, step-by-step guide examines the stages of contemplating, planning, and implementing curriculum mapping initiatives that can improve student learning and create sustainable change.

Upgrade Your Curriculum

Author: Janet A. Hale
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614907
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Amid a confluence of messages regarding accountability, the Common Core State Standards, teacher effectiveness, and student performance, educators everywhere are looking for ways to revitalize their curriculum design and instructional practice. Upgrade Your Curriculum: Practical Ways to Transform Units and Engage Students offers a solution: providing students with meaningful, relevant units of study developed by the educators who actually teach them. The authors, both curriculum experts, advocate a gradual approach to transforming curriculum in which teachers work collaboratively to upgrade one unit at a time. Drawing from a wealth of professional development experiences in schools across the United States and overseas, the authors * Address the foundational concepts involved in transforming curriculum. * Introduce their innovative transformational matrix--an essential visual reference that classifies upgrades according to their effect on student learning and engagement. * Outline the four phases of the collaborative transformational process: appraisal and brainstorming, commitment and communication, reactions and reflections, and revisions. * Explain how to create units of study that engage students in higher-order thinking, authentically incorporate technology and web-based tools, and align with the Common Core. * Present transformational snapshots that reflect how real practitioners across all grade levels and subject areas have upgraded curriculum and instruction and increased student ownership of learning. If we view curriculum and assessment choices as indicators of the direction in which our students are heading, most of us would agree that they're currently traveling back to the 20th century. Clearly, we need to collectively step up our curriculum. This indispensable guide offers strategic, practical knowledge that will enrich your school's curriculum mapping efforts and help you create authentic, engaging learning environments that prepare students for the future.

JSL Vol 23 N1

Author: JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475811993
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The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

Upgrade Your Curriculum

Author: Janet A. Hale
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614907
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Amid a confluence of messages regarding accountability, the Common Core State Standards, teacher effectiveness, and student performance, educators everywhere are looking for ways to revitalize their curriculum design and instructional practice. Upgrade Your Curriculum: Practical Ways to Transform Units and Engage Students offers a solution: providing students with meaningful, relevant units of study developed by the educators who actually teach them. The authors, both curriculum experts, advocate a gradual approach to transforming curriculum in which teachers work collaboratively to upgrade one unit at a time. Drawing from a wealth of professional development experiences in schools across the United States and overseas, the authors * Address the foundational concepts involved in transforming curriculum. * Introduce their innovative transformational matrix--an essential visual reference that classifies upgrades according to their effect on student learning and engagement. * Outline the four phases of the collaborative transformational process: appraisal and brainstorming, commitment and communication, reactions and reflections, and revisions. * Explain how to create units of study that engage students in higher-order thinking, authentically incorporate technology and web-based tools, and align with the Common Core. * Present transformational snapshots that reflect how real practitioners across all grade levels and subject areas have upgraded curriculum and instruction and increased student ownership of learning. If we view curriculum and assessment choices as indicators of the direction in which our students are heading, most of us would agree that they're currently traveling back to the 20th century. Clearly, we need to collectively step up our curriculum. This indispensable guide offers strategic, practical knowledge that will enrich your school's curriculum mapping efforts and help you create authentic, engaging learning environments that prepare students for the future.

Transforming schools with technology

Author: Andrew A. Zucker
Publisher: Harvard Education Pr
ISBN:
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For the past 20 years, Andrew A. Zucker has worked in independent nonprofit organizations as an education researcher, strategic planner, and evaluator, and he is now a senior research scientist at the Concord Consortium.

Creating Cultures of Thinking

Author: Ron Ritchhart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111897462X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted As educators, parents, and citizens, we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people, take learning to the next level, allow for great discoveries, and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning. This is something all teachers want and all students deserve. In Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, Ron Ritchhart, author of Making Thinking Visible, explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging 8 cultural forces: expectations, language, time, modeling, opportunities, routines, interactions, and environment. With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this book, Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking. A culture of thinking produces the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.

The Curriculum Mapping Planner

Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416608745
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This book is designed to help schools deliver effective training in curriculum mapping. Creating and using curriculum maps is easy when this in-depth resource is used in workshops, curriculum means and professional learning communities.

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614575
Format: PDF, ePub
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What does it feel like to walk into your school? Is it a welcoming place, where everyone feels valued? Most school improvement efforts focus on academic goals, instructional models, curriculum, and assessments. But sometimes what can make or break your learning community are the intangibles--the relationships, identity, and connections that make up its culture. Authors Fisher, Frey, and Pumpian believe that no school improvement effort will be effective unless school culture is addressed. They identify five pillars that are critical to building a culture of achievement: 1. Welcome: Imagine if all staff members in your school considered it their job to make every student, parent, and visitor feel noticed, welcomed, and valued. 2. Do no harm: Your school rules should be tools for teaching students to become the moral and ethical citizens you expect them to be. 3. Choice words: When the language students hear helps them tell a story about themselves that is one of possibility and potential, students perform in ways that are consistent with that belief. 4. It's never too late to learn: Can you push students to go beyond the minimum needed to get by, to discover what they are capable of achieving? 5. Best school in the universe: Is your school the best place to teach and learn? The best place to work? Drawing on their years of experience in the classroom, the authors explain how these pillars support good teaching and learning. In addition, they provide 19 action research tools that will help you create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you'll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.

Curriculum Leadership

Author: Allan A. Glatthorn
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483347362
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Creating an innovative and successful curriculum Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation, Fourth Edition is a one-of-a-kind resource written for educational leaders--administrators and teachers--who want to successfully restructure and enhance school curriculum. Authors Allan A. Glatthorn, Floyd Boschee, Bruce M. Whitehead, and Bonni F. Boschee provide innovative and successful curriculum ideas, including reflective case studies, “Keys to Leadership” sections, curriculum tips, and “Challenge” sections with key issues and questions in every chapter. Also interspersed throughout the book are tried and true strategies that provide administrators with innovative ideas on meeting state and national standards. This is a much needed, highly informative, and easy-to-read account of curriculum development and change for curriculum leaders, those teaching curriculum courses, and those aspiring to become curriculum decision makers. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement a PK–12 school curriculum.