Bold Moves for Schools

Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416623051
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What will it take to create truly contemporary learning environments that meet the demands of 21st-century society, engage learners, and produce graduates who are prepared to succeed in the world? What skills and capacities do teachers and leaders need to create and sustain such schools? What actions are necessary? Bold Moves for Schools offers a compelling vision that answers these questions—and action steps to make the vision a reality. Looking through the lenses of three pedagogies—antiquated, classical, and contemporary—authors Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock examine every aspect of K–12 education, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the program structures of space—both physical and virtual—time, and grouping of learners and professionals. In a new job description for teachers, Jacobs and Alcock highlight and expound on the following roles: * self-navigating professional learner, * social contractor, * media critic and media maker, * innovative designer, * globally connected citizen, and * advocate for learners and learning. With thought-provoking proposals and practical strategies for change, Bold Moves for Schools sets educators on the path to redefining their profession and creating exciting new learning environments. The challenge is unprecedented. The possibilities are unlimited.

Bold Moves for Schools

Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416623639
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What will it take to create truly contemporary learning environments that meet the demands of 21st-century society, engage learners, and produce graduates who are prepared to succeed in the world? What skills and capacities do teachers and leaders need to create and sustain such schools? What actions are necessary? Bold Moves for Schools offers a compelling vision that answers these questions—and action steps to make the vision a reality. Looking through the lenses of three pedagogies—antiquated, classical, and contemporary—authors Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock examine every aspect of K–12 education, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the program structures of space—both physical and virtual—time, and grouping of learners and professionals. In a new job description for teachers, Jacobs and Alcock highlight and expound on the following roles: * self-navigating professional learner, * social contractor, * media critic and media maker, * innovative designer, * globally connected citizen, and * advocate for learners and learning. With thought-provoking proposals and practical strategies for change, Bold Moves for Schools sets educators on the path to redefining their profession and creating exciting new learning environments. The challenge is unprecedented. The possibilities are unlimited.

Curriculum 21

Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612246
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today?" With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K-12 curriculum. Sharing her expertise as a world-renowned curriculum designer and calling upon the collective wisdom of 10 education thought leaders, Jacobs provides insight and inspiration in the following key areas: * Content and assessment--How to identify what to keep, what to cut, and what to create, and where portfolios and other new kinds of assessment fit into the picture. * Program structures--How to improve our use of time and space and groupings of students and staff. * Technology--How it's transforming teaching, and how to take advantage of students' natural facility with technology. * Media literacy--The essential issues to address, and the best resources for helping students become informed users of multiple forms of media. * Globalization--What steps to take to help students gain a global perspective. * Sustainability--How to instill enduring values and beliefs that will lead to healthier local, national, and global communities. * Habits of mind--The thinking habits that students, teachers, and administrators need to develop and practice to succeed in school, work, and life. The answers to these questions and many more make Curriculum 21 the ideal guide for transforming our schools into what they must become: learning organizations that match the times in which we live.

Bold School

Author: Weston Kieschnick
Publisher: Math Solutions Publications
ISBN: 9781328016263
Format: PDF, ePub
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Endorsed by John Hattie: "Bold School...needs to be an essential part of every educator's toolbox." Technology is awesome. Teachers are better. Blending new technologies into instruction is a non-negotiable if we are to help our students gain the skills they'll need to thrive in careers. And so too is educators' old school wisdom in planning intentional blended learning that works. Too often, sincere enthusiasm for technologies pushes proven instructional strategies to the wayside, all but guaranteeing blended learning that is all show and no go. Bold School is a book that restores teachers to their rightful place in effective instruction. Bold School thinkers embrace Blended pedagogies and Old school wisdom. In Bold School, teachers are put back into the blended learning equation. Blended learning is demystified and distilled into the powerful, yet simple Bold School Framework for Strategic Blended Learning(TM)--a methodology to help you meld purposeful technology use with your old school wisdom to enhance instruction and learning. After all, the goal of blended learning isn't technology--it's student achievement. With a Bold School mindset, every teacher is capable of finally delivering on the promise of blended learning.

Bold School

Author: Tina Jagdeo
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
ISBN: 1553796977
Format: PDF, Docs
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The move toward teaching through inquiry is evident in curriculum documents across the continent. In this book, you’ll find a clear approach for incorporating inquiry into your classroom. Based on current research and solid classroom experience, authors Tina Jagdeo and Lara Jensen examine what inquiry is, then break it down into manageable steps that can be used with any K–12 age group. They explore and explain each step, providing real-life classroom examples. The Bold School model provides a four-step inquiry process as a manageable way to deepen understanding and solve a problem or issue. focuses on the importance of critical, creative and compassionate thinking skills in today’s world. uses provocations to kickstart inquiry and encourage students to wonder. builds a toolkit of strategies for research. encourages divergent thinking to brainstorm ways students can make a difference in local and global contexts. explores a variety of ways to take action. shows administrators how to support teachers to teach through inquiry.

Bold Moves

Author: Diane Wilhelm
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479736325
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It started out as a simple Bucket List goal but became much, much more. Bold Moves chronicles Diane?s journey as a first time marathoner. You will quickly discover, as Diane did, that the training journey involved more than running. Her nearly six month commitment to train and eventually run 26.2 miles brought forth lessons about family, work life balance, faith, leadership and sacrifice. Aiming to be a ?one and done,? the training journey takes Diane through some surprises as she discovers the parallels of running and facing life?s struggles. Bold Moves is an inspirational story that will prod readers to assess the items lingering on their Bucket List. If Diane can turn her dreams into reality, why can?t you?

Bold Moves

Author: Allan Milham
Publisher: Pond Productions Publishing
ISBN: 9780978603700
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The One-Minute Millionaire meets "Who Moved My Cheese" - with frogs! A business novel with a fable and talking points that show how to blast through fear and doubt, purge inner critters, optimize your operating state, and lead from the inside-out. Bold Moves cleverly surpasses the left-right brain gymnastics of "The One-Minute Millionaire," by acting as an inside-outside personal trainer in human complexity. It is three books in one: a business novel, a teaching fable, and cliff notes. The focus is leaders who yearn for balance, integration and self-determined action in their professional and personal lives. The book vividly portrays the internal terrain where Bold Moves are seeded, nurtured and brought to fuition as it: Shows how to develop and sustain an Optimal Operating State from which to make wise choices and Bold Moves. Gives fresh, profound insights about how to distinguish between Bold Moves and brash, barely and background moves. Delivers how to blast through fear and doubt, purge Inner Critters, and lead from the inside-out.

The Prize

Author: Dale Russakoff
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547840519
Format: PDF, Docs
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A New York Times Bestseller Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker were ready to reform our failing schools. They got an education. When Mark Zuckerberg announced to a cheering Oprah audience his $100 million pledge to transform the downtrodden schools of Newark, New Jersey, then mayor Cory Booker and Governor Chris Christie were beside him, vowing to help make Newark “a symbol of educational excellence for the whole nation.” But their plans soon ran into the city’s seasoned education players, fierce protectors of their billion-dollar-a-year system. It’s a prize that, for generations, has enriched seemingly everyone, except Newark’s children. Dale Russakoff delivers a riveting drama of our times, encompassing the rise of celebrity politics, big philanthropy, extreme economic inequality, the charter school movement, and the struggles and triumphs of schools in one of the nation’s poorest cities. As Cory Booker navigates between his status as “rock star mayor” on Oprah’s stage and object of considerable distrust at home, the tumultuous changes planned by reformers and their highly paid consultants spark a fiery grass-roots opposition stoked by local politicians and union leaders. The growth of charters forces the hand of Newark’s school superintendent Cami Anderson, who closes, consolidates, or redesigns more than a third of the city’s schools—a scenario on the horizon for many urban districts across America. Russakoff provides a close-up view of twenty-six-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and his wife as they decide to give the immense sum of money to Newark and then experience an education of their own amid the fallout of the reforms. Most moving are Russakoff’s portraits from inside classrooms, as homegrown teachers and principals battle heroically to reach students damaged by extreme poverty and violence. The Prize is an absorbing portrait of a titanic struggle, indispensable for anyone who cares about the future of public education and the nation’s children.

The New Imperatives of Educational Change

Author: Dennis Shirley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317404572
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The New Imperatives of Educational Change is a clarion call to move beyond the standardized testing and marketplace competition that have become pervasive in school systems to focus instead on creating the conditions that will encourage all students to become critical and independent thinkers. Dennis Shirley presents five new imperatives to guide educators and policymakers towards a re-thinking of what it means to teach effectively and to learn in depth. The evidentiary imperative requires educators to attain a better grasp of what data actually reveal about international trends in student learning. The interpretive imperative encourages mindful deliberation before acting on evidence in order to promote the integrity of a school community. The professional imperative describes new international research findings on promising pedagogies and curricula that propel learning in new directions. The global imperative argues that we all must look beyond our national boundaries to improve the flourishing of all young people, wherever they may be found. Finally, the existential imperative reminds us that students look to their teachers as role models who can dignify learning with meaning and embellish life with joy. Visionary in its scope and practical in its details, The New Imperatives of Educational Change is an indispensable road map for all teachers, principals, and system leaders.

The Curriculum Mapping Planner

Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416608745
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.