The Power of Teacher Rounds

Author: Vivian Troen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483349942
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The definitive, step-by-step guide for conducting teacher rounds! With teacher rounds, educators benefit from the observant peer learning that’s common in other demanding fields. From practical strategies to ready-to-use templates, this invaluable book offers a complete toolkit for leading a thriving teacher rounds program. Readers will learn how to: Create positive, empowering teams that lift both instruction and student performance Link teacher rounds with Common Core implementation Develop rounds facilitation skills through vignettes, video clips, and group learning exercises Lead productive year-end program reviews Understand how principals and department chairs can best support the rounds program

Teacher Rounds

Author: Thomas Del Prete
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452268169
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teacher Rounds: Powerful peer-to-peer teacher professional development! Teachers are ready to be in the driver’s seat as leaders of their own learning—and their best professional development resources may be their own classrooms and colleagues. With Teacher Rounds methodology, teachers learn with and from each other through classroom observation and inquiry and develop a trusted community of practice. Scholar-teacher Thomas Del Prete outlines every aspect of this ongoing, collaborative approach: Step-by-step guidance and tools for implementing Teacher Rounds Insights on creating a positive environment for honest feedback A wealth of examples from a high-performing school and across all grade levels and disciplines

Leading Instructional Rounds in Education

Author: Thomas Fowler-Finn
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612505275
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Instructional rounds is a powerful form of professional learning aimed at helping schools and systems develop the capacity to educate all children to high levels. In this practical book, Thomas Fowler-Finn, an experienced consultant who has worked closely with the Harvard team that pioneered instructional rounds, discusses how facilitators can skillfully guide a network of educators through the rounds process. He shows how to scaffold participant learning, model effective teaching practices, and gradually transfer agency to the network. Leading Instructional Rounds is an invaluable resource for advancing the work of all facilitators, whether novice or experienced.

Instructional Rounds in Action

Author: John E. Roberts
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781612504964
Format: PDF
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Over the past few years, districts across the US, Canada, and Australia have begun implementing 'instructional rounds', a set of ideas and practices for advancing systemic, district-wide improvement. But as they do so, practical and theoretical questions arise. This book offers a powerful analysis of how instructional rounds can work 'on the ground', weaving together the voices of stakeholders at all levels - teachers, principals, and district personnel - and presents a number of protocols to support instructional rounds.

School Based Instructional Rounds

Author: Lee Teitel
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612505893
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In School-Based Instructional Rounds, Teitel offers detailed case studies of five different models of school-based rounds and investigates critical learning from each. Instructional rounds--one of the most innovative and powerful approaches to improving teaching and learning--has been taken up by districts across the country and around the world. Now Lee Teitel, an originator of this transformative practice, explores one of the most promising ways in which it is being adapted in the field: implementing instructional rounds networks within, rather than across, K-12 schools. In School-Based Instructional Rounds, Teitel offers detailed case studies of five different models of school-based rounds and investigates critical learning from each. Expanding rounds to include teachers, for instance, offers opportunities for a more direct connection to instructional improvement. Other areas of experimentation include increasing the frequency of visits, engaging participants across diverse roles, and modifying the structure or focus of rounds work. School-Based Instructional Rounds represents an invaluable resource for educators involved in instructional rounds. It marks a significant addition to the literature on this evolving practice.

Visions from Professional Development School Partners

Author: Michael Cosenza
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641130393
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rich clinical preparation combined with progressive experiences in professional development school (PDS) settings are proposed to bring about systemic and impactful transformation of educator preparation and professional growth in order to improve and enhance P12 student learning. In this book, diverse authors describe their efforts to forge PDS partnerships to develop and deliver high quality training and practical experiences for candidates, and simultaneously provide professional development for experienced practitioners in ways that mirror recommendations found in authoritative reports and literature. The authors’ collective wisdom is vividly captured in the multivoiced chapters that are collaborations between cooperating teachers, school administrators, county and district level administrators, university supervisors, and instructional faculty. The contexts authors write about are recognizable, and the accomplishments they experienced and challenges faced will resonate with institutions courageously undertaking change or renewal. The book will be invaluable to school and university faculty and administrators as they transition to a partnering model of clinical preparation for teacher candidates: it will help stakeholders decide if their schools and institutions are ready to commit to a partnership, and highlight the benefits they stand to gain, but realistically address challenges that may be faced by administrators and faculties as well as teacher candidates in the PDS enterprise.

How to Innovate

Author: Mary Moss Brown
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772801
Format: PDF
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As the authors state, “Without rethinking how, what, when, where, and why we are teaching, technology will merely be an expensive way of making the existing system faster and flashier.” In How to Innovate, Mary Moss Brown and Alisa Berger—founding co-principals of the NYC iSchool—applytheir extensive on-the-ground experience to demonstrate a radically different approach to school transformation. They introduce a scalable model of how schools can and should redefine themselves to better meet the needs of 21st-century students. Using a framework built around four critical levers for school change—curriculum, culture, time, and human capital—the NYC iSchool model merges the teaching of big ideas and valuable skills with the realities of accountability, academic preparation, and adolescent development.The bookincludes more than 20 activities that will help educators begin the process of school transformation, whether they want to focus on a single program, one area of change, or engage in a full-scale whole school improvement effort. This accessible, practical, and inspiring resource is designed to be used over and over again, in any context, despite the constantly changing climates in which schools operate. “Reimagining school and creating more schools like the iSchool must be our highest national priority. All students need to graduate from high school and college ‘innovation-ready,’ as well as prepared for the complex challenges of continuous learning and citizenship in the 21st century. Time is running short. I urge you to read this book with urgency.” —From the Foreword by Tony Wagner, expert in residence at the Harvard University Innovation Lab, founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education "Public education mistakenly relies on a 19-century model to teach kids in the 21st century. Moss Brown and Berger decided to change this by opening the iSchool in New York City and creating a whole new approach to how schools work. They succeeded wildly, and having walked the walk, they now talk the talk so others can follow on the trail they blazed.” —Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education (2002–2011) “Those who strive to create or transform a school will learn much from the shining example of these two fearless principals. As learning contexts change with the rising tides of technology, Moss and Berger focus above all on human and intellectual growth in schools. Their NYC iSchool offers hope for increasing imagination, equity, and depth in the face of the gathering storm of standardization.” —Kathleen Cushman, co-founder of What Kids Can Do and author ofThe Motivation Equation “Moss Brown and Berger launched one of the first schools to blend personalized instruction and community-connected engaging projects. Anyone interested in a picture of next-generation learning and the inside story of creating a great school should read this book.” —Tom Van der Ark, CEO of Getting Smart Mary Moss Brown and Alisa Berger are the founding co-principals of the NYC iSchool and are currently working as the founding partners in Novare Schools, a consulting group that focuses on school leader coaching, school design, innovation, and transformation.

Instructional Rounds in Education

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Publisher:
ISBN: 9781934742167
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Applies the concept of medical rounds to solving instructional problems and outlines the process of planning, organizing, facilitating, and implementing this innovative way to improve teaching and learning by having groups of teachers and administrators observe classrooms.

Focus on Teaching

Author: Jim Knight
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483344134
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Video will completely change the way we do professional learning.” —Jim Knight Video recordings of teachers in action offer a uniquely powerful basis for improvement. Best-selling professional development expert Jim Knight delivers a surefire method for harnessing the potential of video to reach new levels of excellence in schools. Focus on Teaching details: Strategies that teachers, instructional coaches, teams, and administrators can use to get the most out of using video Tips for ensuring that video recordings are used in accordance with ethical standards and teacher/student comfort levels Protocols, data gathering forms, and many other tools to get the most out of watching video

The Coach Approach to School Leadership

Author: Jessica Johnson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416623884
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Three coaching and leadership experts explore how using instructional coaching techniques enables principals to balance learning leadership with their evaluative and supervisory duties.