Deliverology in Practice

Author: Michael Barber
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148333290X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Everything you need to implement school change that gets results! Internationally recognized education expert Michael Barber provides proven methods and clear steps to achieve successful policy implementation and offers practical solutions for reviving stalled reform efforts. You will learn to: Set clear, measureable goals and build a reform coalition Understand and drive delivery through data analysis, progress monitoring, and course corrections Plan for delivery with explicit, day-to-day implementation planning, updated with proven methods from years of practice Identify and address challenges Includes new case studies and embedded links. Use this new field guide to get your implementation on the right track today!

Deliverology 101

Author: Michael Barber
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452236534
Format: PDF, ePub
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A step-by-step approach to delivering results Michael Barber, former chief advisor on delivery to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and his colleagues thoroughly describe his proven reform delivery processes in this practical field guide. Citing education reform case studies from more than 20 countries, he asserts that most previous reforms were unsuccessful due to failed implementation. The central challenge is getting it done. This book focuses on how to accomplish meaningful results, including: Significant and ongoing education reform Excellence and equity across public education Students who are prepared to lead America’s future

How to Run A Government

Author: Michael Barber
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141979593
Format: PDF, Docs
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Billions of citizens around the world are frustrated with their governments. Why is this? And what can we do about it? In this groundbreaking book Michael Barber draws on his wealth of international experience advising political leaders, to show how those in power can make good on their promises. 'Refreshingly ruthless ... has an uplifting brio to it' Economist 'Michael Barber is a source of inspiration and wisdom' Andrew Adonis, New Statesman 'Excellent ... there is a lot of common sense and practical wisdom ... a breath of fresh air' David Willetts,Standpoint 'Barber is the global overlord of public policy ... a record around the world of actually achieving change' Philip Collins, Prospect

Making Play Work

Author: Robert Halpern
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807743690
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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After-school programs are becoming an important developmental support for low and moderate-income children. This book describes the historical development, current status, and critical issues facing these programs. Divided into historical eras for easy reference, the text examines: - The evolution of after-school programs and their role in the lives of children, providing a framework for reflecting on broader, contemporary issues such as the effects of poverty on children in the United States.- The rationales for and objectives of these programs and how both were shaped by prevailing societal ideas about children.- Patterns of sponsorship and staffing, describing daily routines and exploring the nature of children's experiences in different kinds of programs.- The relationship between after-school programs and schools, analyzing how these programs have responded to the dilemma of balancing children's needs for guidance and supervision with their equally important need for spontaneity and self-expression.- Current directions and expectations for the future of after-school programs.

Putting FACES on the Data

Author: Lyn Sharratt
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283877
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Build the bridge from data collection to improved instruction Students are people—not data. How can you use assessment data to focus on reaching every student? This book shows how to develop a common language for sharing all students’ progress with all teachers and leaders, and how to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction. Based on worldwide research of more than 500 educators, the book presents solutions organized by: Assessment Instruction Leadership Ownership The many benefits of personalizing data include increased student engagement and a positive impact on school culture. This reader-friendly guide helps you set goals, adjust lessons, identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, and implement interventions.

Instruction to Deliver

Author: Michael Barber
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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With fascinating inside and personal accounts of Blair, Brown, key cabinet members and top civil servants, this title reveals how real progress was made on 17 key targets in public services from 2001 to 2005.

Empowering All Students at Scale

Author: Fernando Reimers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545486832
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The global movement to educate all children has produced one of the most remarkable silent revolutions experienced by humanity, integrating most children and youth into institutions invented to pass on to them what each generation considers valuable, and to help them develop the competencies to improve the world. Changes in a range of domains, from technology to politics, from the ways in which we communicate and associate, to the ways in which we produce goods and services, continue to expand our aspirations for how schools should prepare the young to invent the future. There is much innovation worldwide responding to this aspiration, and the need to bring such innovations to scale so they benefit all children. The contributors to this book explain what the opportunities and challenges are to scale educational change to make schools relevant to the demands of our times. Based on a Think Tank convened by the Global Education Innovation Initiative at Harvard University, this book aims to stimulate broad social dialogue on how to support students and teachers to live fulfilling lives in the volatility and complexity of our times.

Learning to Improve

Author: Anthony S. Bryk
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612507927
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Learning to Improve, the authors argue for a new approach to education reform that leverages “networked improvement communities” to address high school dropout rates and other core concerns.

Design Thinking for School Leaders

Author: Alyssa Gallagher
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625941
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Design is the rendering of intent." What if education leaders approached their work with the perspective of a designer? This new perspective of seeing the world differently is desperately needed in schools and begins with school leadership. Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson, widely recognized experts on Design Thinking, educational leadership, and innovative strategies, call this new perspective design-inspired leadership—one of the most powerful ways to ignite positive change and address education challenges using the same design and innovation principles that have been so successful in private industry. Design Thinking for School Leaders explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking, one step at a time. Leaders can shift from "accidental designers" to "design-inspired leaders," acting with greater intention and achieving greater impact. You’ll learn how viewing the world through a more empathetic lens—a critical first step on the path to becoming a design-inspired leader—can raise your awareness of the uniqueness of your teachers and students and prompt you to question the ways in which they experience your school. Gallagher and Thordarson detail five specific roles to help you identify opportunities for positively impacting students, teachers, districts, parents, and the community: * Opportunity Seeker. Shifts from problem solving to problem finding. * Experience Architect. Designs and curates learning experiences. * Rule Breaker. Challenges the way things are "always" done. * Producer. Gets things done and creates rapid learning cycles for teams. * Storyteller. Captures the hearts and minds of a community. Full of examples of Design Thinking in action in schools across the country, Design Thinking for School Leaders can help you guide your school to the forefront of the new design + education movement, one that will move traditional education into the modern world and drive the future of learning.