Professional Service Across the Field of Education

Author: Joy Egbert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317416260
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Service is increasingly recognized as a crucial part of academic life, and in this incredibly competitive industry, trustworthy best practice guides are notably missing. Even with supportive mentors, many emergent scholars are left to learn these lessons the hard way. In this straightforward and thorough book, Joy Egbert and Mary Roe address the most common challenges facing academics at all stages of their careers as they navigate the world of professional service. Illuminating the unspoken rules behind book reviewing, anticipating the difficulties of collaborating, offering support on chairing, mentoring, and graduate student committees chairmanship, and more, this book is a must-have for anyone starting an academic career in Education, and for veteran academics who want to polish their skills.

Using the National Gifted Education Standards for Pre K Grade 12 Professional Development

Author: Susan Johnsen
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618215868
Format: PDF
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National teacher preparation standards in gifted and talented education provide the foundation for research-based practices in gifted education and identify what teachers should know and be able to do to ensure that students with gifts and talents realize their full potential. Because the responsibility for teaching gifted learners and those with potential to achieve at high levels is often shared between gifted education program leaders and teachers in general and special education classrooms, this book shows preK 12 education leaders how to develop partnerships, identify professional development outcomes, design learning activities, plan and implement comprehensive training programs, and evaluate the effectiveness of professional development activities. Special attention is paid to effecting change within a state and school system. Tools provided include sample needs assessments, student and teacher observation instruments, and a sample professional development plan.

Teacher centered Professional Development

Author: Gabriel Díaz-Maggioli
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871208598
Format: PDF, Docs
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Teacher-Centered Professional Development is a hands-on guide to collaborative skill building for educators. It introduces the Teacher's Choice Framework, a model that empowers teachers by helping them choose and initiate professional growth activities according to their schedules, strengths, and needs. The book describes a wide variety of professional development strategies, including mentoring, journal writing, peer-to-peer coaching, and seminars. For each strategy, the author provides: * A brief history of the research base * A step-by-step guide to implementing the strategy * Sample handouts and assessment forms * Examples from the field of the strategy in practice With this book, teachers at all levels can quickly learn how to set up development teams, conduct action research, and engage in other activities to further their skills. In addition, the Teacher's Choice Framework helps educators prioritize their needs and choose the strategies that best suit those needs. Teacher-Centered Professional Development offers both a perfect introduction to staff development options and a commonsense method for choosing among them.

Qualities of Effective Principals

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416607447
Format: PDF, Docs
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What does it take to be a good school principal? No two principals work in exactly the same way, but research shows that effective principals do focus on a core set of factors that are critical to fostering success for all students. In Qualities of Effective Principals, James H. Stronge, Holly B. Richard, and Nancy Catano delineate these factors and show principals how to successfully balance the needs and priorities of their school and continuously develop and refine their leadership skills. Throughout the book, the authors provide readers with helpful tools and extensive research that will help them to *Develop a blueprint for sustained school leadership *Create an effective school climate for learning *Select, support, and retain high-quality teachers and staff *Assess instructional high quality *Build a foundation for organizational management *Create, maintain, and strengthen community relationships *Make contributions to the professional educational community *Define their critical role in student achievement This book also includes practical skills checklists, quality indicators and red flags for effective leadership, and an extensive annotated bibliography. Qualities of Effective Principals is an excellent resource for both experienced and new principals committed to developing and leading strong schools that help all students succeed.

Information Literacy Instruction for Educators

Author: Dawn M. Shinew
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789020734
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Much-needed guidance for updating your teaching skills and practices! Information Literacy Instruction for Educators: Professional Knowledge for an Information Age explores various methods of instructing pre-service teachers and administrators on how to locate new subject matter and distinguish between fact, opinion, and rhetoric across a wide variety of topics. Experienced educators and librarians join forces to present a number of exemplary efforts from international communities. This book also looks at approaches for incorporating information literacy instruction into K-12 pre-service education programs. This book will show you how to develop information literacy skills as a student, a lifelong learner, and as a professional—honing the ability to locate, evaluate, manage, and present information on any subject. This state-of-the-art text presents original thinking about collaborations between librarians and faculty members to promote information literacy as a core element of the professional knowledge for K-12 teachers and administrators in the 21st century. In Information Literacy Instruction for Educators, you'll learn about: information literacy and digital technologies within the field of education collaborations between librarians and academic staff to develop approaches to information literacy for pre-service education students a collaboration between university library faculty and members of the educational studies department to meet the new state standards on information literacy and technology information literacy integration in a doctoral program—incorporating and verifying standards, and an appraisal of the results and more! Information Literacy Instruction for Educators draws on examples from the United States, Canada, and Australia, articulating a multi-faceted approach to education programs that goes beyond making pre-service teachers into better students to help them become more effective information literacy instructors themselves. Special features include an annotated bibliography for further reading. This text is an important guidance tool for teacher and administrator educators, academic and school librarians, and experienced teaching staff.

The Architect s Handbook of Professional Practice

Author: Joseph A. Demkin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470009578
Format: PDF
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"This updated resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, featuring: new material of sustainable design, managing multiple offices, lifelong learning, mentoring, and team building; revised content on programming, project management, construction contract administration, risk management, and ethics; and coverage of small firm considerations as well as emerging issues such as integrated practice and integrated project delivery."--Jacket.

Schools and Health

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309175682
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Schools and Health is a readable and well-organized book on comprehensive school health programs (CSHPs) for children in grades K-12. The book explores the needs of today's students and how those needs can be met through CSHP design and development. The committee provides broad recommendations for CSHPs, with suggestions and guidelines for national, state, and local actions. The volume examines how communities can become involved, explores models for CSHPs, and identifies elements of successful programs. Topics include: The history of and precedents for health programs in schools. The state of the art in physical education, health education, health services, mental health and pupil services, and nutrition and food services. Policies, finances, and other elements of CSHP infrastructure. Research and evaluation challenges. Schools and Health will be important to policymakers in health and education, school administrators, school physicians and nurses, health educators, social scientists, child advocates, teachers, and parents.