Evaluating Professional Development

Author: Thomas R. Guskey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 0761975616
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a practical guide to evaluating professional development programs at five increasing levels of sophistication: participants' reaction to professional development; how much participants learned; evaluating organizational support and change; how participants use their new knowledge and skills; and improvements in student learning.

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction Fourth Edition

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609181816
Format: PDF, ePub
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A highly regarded teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book is grounded in current knowledge about literacy teaching and learning in grades PreK–8. The field's leading authorities present accessible recommendations for best practices that can be tailored to fit specific classroom circumstances and student populations. Provided are strategies for helping all students succeed—including struggling readers and English language learners—and for teaching each of the major components of literacy. The book also addresses ways to organize instruction and innovative uses of technology. Chapters include concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. *Chapters on motivation, content-area teaching, new literacies, and family literacy. *Addresses timely topics such as response to intervention, the new common core standards, English language learning, and policy issues.

Succeeding With Struggling Students

Author: Marti Richardson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360121
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This innovative resource presents program planning tools that can be customized for local school and district needs in planning effective interventions to benefit struggling students.

Evaluating Teachers for Professional Growth

Author: Daniel R. Beerens
Publisher: Corwin Pr
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"With a clear picture of what motivates teachers, Beerens gives us a workable and virtuous approach to nurturing professional teachers. His proposals are rooted in authentic experience and a caring heart." Max De Pree Best-selling author of Leadership Jazz and Leading Without Power A new system that moves beyond accountability--toward growth! Now there is a new system that offers administrators strong grounding in theory and real-life practical skills for successfully evaluating teachers. Dan Beerens' Growth-Focused Evaluation System offers more than accountability--it paves the way for improved teacher and student success. This new approach incorporates: Constructivist teaching principles Emotional intelligence and brain research Improved professional development practices Reflective practice Collaborative teacher-administrator relationships Self-assessment and peer coaching and evaluation The development of the teacher as a professional is the key to a successful learning culture within a school. Evaluating Teachers for Professional Growth is a crucial resource for any administrator who wants to implement an evaluation plan that works -- for teachers, schools, and students. This accessible guide offers: Action steps for working with experienced, beginning, transferring, and marginal teachers Samples of how to report teacher growth and evaluation Guidance for teachers in recording their own professional growth Handy reproducible forms to use immediately Administrators who strive to achieve sustained and meaningful professional growth for teachers will find this book a key resource. About the Author: Dan Beerens has taught behavior-disordered and physically disabled school students, has served as principal of several elementary and middle schools, and has presented on teacher evaluation and professional growth at regional and national conferences. He has been significantly involved in systemwide curricular change and program development within every district he has served.

Assessing Educational Leaders

Author: Douglas B. Reeves
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761938019
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This critical resource demonstrates the need for a new form of leadership evaluation for all leaders in the field of education and offers a new model of leadership evaluation.

Terramechanics and Off Road Vehicle Engineering

Author: J.Y. Wong
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080942537
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book will be of great interest to any professional engineer or automotive engineering student working on off-road vehicles. Reflecting the increase in off-road vehicle production and development—recreational, agricultural, construction, military—this book equips readers with all of the necessary knowledge to successfully design and model off-road vehicle systems, and provides a comprehensive introduction to terramechanics, the mechanics of vehicle/terrain interaction. The only book to cover the principles of off-road vehicle and terrain engineering, a rapidly developing sector that includes SUVs, tractors and agricultural vehicles, military vehicles, and construction equipment Covers the latest developments in the field, including the latest computer-aided methods employed in the development of new generation of high-mobility off-road vehicles in Europe, North America and Asia. Ideal for professional reference and course reference by students, with new detailed worked design examples, case studies, and accompanying problems and solutions.