Inquiry

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269300
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Connect inquiry to improved teaching and learning across your district! Now that federal and state initiatives require school districts to provide job-embedded professional development, the next step is making it happen. This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a laser-like focus on both adult and student learning. This book’s inquiry model challenges educators and students to: Define questions they are passionate about exploring Collect and analyze data to inform their questions Share what they have learned through the process with others Collaborate to build on their results and improve student achievement

Reflectivity and Cultivating Student Learning

Author: Edward G. Pultorak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475810717
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Reflectivity and Cultivating Student Learning includes theory, research, and practice appropriate for teacher educators, teacher candidates, classroom teachers, school administrators, and educational researchers.

The Evolution of Inquiry Controlled Guided Modeled and Free

Author: Daniel Callison
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693876
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Defining the progression toward inquiry learning, this book provides an extensive overview of the past five decades and the evolution of inquiry in science, history, language arts, and information literacy studies. • Helps readers gain an understanding of the historical development of inquiry learning in formal and informal settings • Showcases ways in which inquiry principles can be learned and applied across the K–12 curriculum • Equips professional library media specialists with an understanding of collaboration that supports a leadership role in curriculum development • Illustrates the expectations for inquiry learning based on critical thinking and the ability to make a clear argument with supporting, relevant evidence selected on the basis of logical reasoning

Adult and Continuing Education Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466657812
Format: PDF
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Beyond the undergraduate and graduate levels, education has traditionally ceased when students enter the workforce as professionals in their respective fields. However, recent trends in education have found that adult students beyond the traditional university age often benefit greatly from returning to further their education. Adult and Continuing Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications investigates some of the most promising trends in furthering education and professional development in a variety of settings and industries. With an extensive array of chapters on topics ranging from non-traditional students to online and distance education for adult learners, this multi-volume reference book will provide students, educators, and industry professionals with the tools necessary to make the most of their return to the classroom.

Realization

Author: Lyn Sharratt
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412973856
Format: PDF, Mobi
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′Sharratt and Fullan are an educational dream team! The combination of Sharratt′s keen observations from her battle-tested district leadership experience and Fullan′s astute perspectives on the essential challenges of systemic reform produce fresh insights into the most difficult, yet most central challenges facing local education reformers today. Together the authors generate important new knowledge of how to sustain and deepen districtwide instructional reform beyond the first generation′ - Jonathan Supovitz Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Senior Researcher, Consortium for Policy Research in Education Districtwide performance improvement requires a focus on capacity building, empowering colleagues throughout the organization to move change forward. Written by an experienced administrator who accomplished districtwide improvement on the ground and an internationally recognized expert in large-scale education reform, this compelling book outlines a step-by-step approach to implementing lasting, positive change across an entire district. This resource examines 13 research-based parameters for improving teacher and student performance, including advice on optimizing existing resources, and then introduces a 14th parameter--Realization--that goes beyond capacity building at the school and district level to systemwide change at the state level. Readers will find: - A wealth of school-specific strategies that support effective assessment and instructional practices to improve students′ fundamental academic skills - "Do′s" and "don′ts" from real districtwide school improvement programmes - Guidance on implementing programme assessment and establishing accountability Help your district advance from vision to action to realization of student achievement.

Central Office Inquiry

Author: Kim Agullard
Publisher: WestEd
ISBN: 0914409336
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Drawing on a three-year study, this book helps central office leadership and staff examine their current school improvement efforts and consider how to provide more cohesive, effective support to their schools.