An Educational Leader s Guide to Curriculum Mapping

Author: Janet A. Hale
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271623
Format: PDF, Docs
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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, ePub
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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.

Curriculum Mapping

Author: Kathy Tuchman Glass
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148336156X
Format: PDF
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This resource provides a user-friendly process for creating a curriculum year overview that meets standards. Includes developed curriculum maps, blank templates, and more!

Keys to Curriculum Mapping

Author: Susan Udelhofen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483351785
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Upgrade Your Curriculum

Author: Janet A. Hale
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614907
Format: PDF, Docs
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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
Format: PDF
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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
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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.

The Technology Coordinator s Handbook

Author: Max Frazier
Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ
ISBN: 9781564842114
Format: PDF, ePub
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The technology coordinator's job is in flux. Statewide certification programs are slowly being developed, but there's little general consensus on what this position should entail. Tech coordinators may handle a wide variety of complex tasks-from instructional support to network management to technology budgeting and planning-and need a comprehensive guide. This handbook provides precisely that: a detailed introduction to the roles and functions performed by tech coordinators, the key issues they face, and the basic skills and qualifications needed to fulfill their responsibilities. Written for both working tech coordinators and those preparing to enter the profession, this essential reference has been field-tested and validated to provide leaders with the information and resources they need to effectively manage school and district technology operations. FEATURES Comprehensive discussion of the technology coordinator's role in K-12 schools and districts Examination of each of the essential skills and qualifications needed for technology leadership Resources for professional development and certification, grant writing, and E-rate filing Also available: RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom - ISBN 1564842398 Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age - ISBN 156484238X

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, Docs
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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.