Developing Learning Communities Through Teacher Expertise

Author: Giselle O. Martin-Kniep
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360814
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn practical methods for developing a collaborative environment where teachers and administrators work together to enhance teachers' practices, increase student learning, and produce valuable school processes.

Teachers Leading Educational Reform

Author: Alma Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317247884
Format: PDF
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Teachers Leading Educational Reform explores the ways in which teachers across the world are currently working together in professional learning communities (PLCs) to generate meaningful change and innovation in order to transform pedagogy and practice. By discussing how teachers can work collectively and collaboratively on the issues of learning and teaching that matter to them, it argues that through collective action and collaborative agency, teachers are leading educational reform. By offering contemporary examples and perspectives on the practice, impact and sustainability of PLCs, this book takes a global, comparative view showing categorically that those educational systems that are performing well, and seek to perform well, are using PLCs as the infrastructure to support teacher-led improvement. Split into three sections that look at the macro, meso and micro aspects of how far professional collaboration is building the capacity and capability for school and system improvement, this text asks the questions: Is the PLC work authentic? Is the PLC work being implemented at a superficial or deep level? Is there evidence of a positive impact on students/teachers at the school/district/system level? Is provision in place for sustaining the PLC work? Teachers Leading Educational Reform illustrates how focused and purposeful professional collaboration is contributing to change and reform across the globe. It reinforces why teachers must be at the heart of the school reform processes as the drivers and architects of school transformation and change.

Teachers Bringing Out the Best in Teachers

Author: Joseph Blase
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412925969
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Through nearly 300 research-based teacher perspectives on informal, teacher-to-teacher collaboration, school leaders will learn how teachers can promote professional growth in each other.

Realizing The Power Of Professional Learning

Author: Timperley, Helen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335244041
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Developing an approach to professional learning that has motivated teachers and resulted in impressive improvements in student learning, particularly for students who traditionally underachieve in school.

Powerful Professional Development

Author: Diane Yendol-Hoppey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412979757
Format: PDF, Docs
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Draw on and develop the skills of your own faculty to provide effective, job-embedded professional development (PD) that is based on proven strategies and cost-effective PD models.

Handbook of School Improvement

Author: Joseph Blase
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412979978
Format: PDF, Docs
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Capturing insights from 20 successful principals, this illuminating book presents real-world strategies that help school leaders refine their administrative skills and generate dramatic improvements in schoolwide achievement.

Differentiated Professional Development in a Professional Learning Community

Author: Linda Bowgen
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765233
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If differentiated instruction works for diverse student learning needs, why not apply it to teacher learning? The authors draw from real experience and PLC concepts to support the value of differentiated professional development. A practical guide for designing school or district professional development plans, this book explains a three-step model that is core to the differentiation process.

Communities that Learn Lead and Last

Author: Giselle O. Martin-Kniep
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787985139
Format: PDF, Docs
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Communities That Learn, Lead, and Last offers a fresh and compelling perspective while providing practical guidance for schools and districts on how to develop "professional learning communities" that serve to instill educational ideals, share wisdom, improve practice, and enhance capacity across the system. Comprised of any combination of teachers, school leaders, staff developers, district personnel, and even students, professional learning communities, as described in this book, break new ground and challenge the status quo by focusing on the reconciliation of individual and organizational expertise, vision, and needs through a variety of collaborations, activities and projects ranging from classroom-related work to broader issues of policy, leadership, and organizational improvement. Depending on their needs, maturity, purpose, and membership, professional learning communities can be centered on learning, leading, or lasting. Showing how such communities can become the means for improving teaching and learning, as well as promote and sustain educational innovations, the book maps out the community-building essentials, providing guidance, tools, and carefully crafted rubrics.