The Revitalized Tutoring Center

Author: Jeremy Koselak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317289900
Format: PDF, Docs
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Tapping into the existing resources and staff available within your school, The Revitalized Tutoring Center provides an effective strategy to improve instruction and student performance. This practical guide shares the blueprint, best practices, and resources necessary to create and implement a robust, embedded tutoring center. This dynamic peer tutoring model brings together teachers, peers, and community members in a support network that identifies students in need and facilitates individualized instruction. With a peer tutoring model in place, schools are better positioned to initiate and sustain a variety of initiatives such as PLCs, RTI, formative assessment, community partnerships, and service learning, while creating equitable access and opportunity for all. This book illustrates how instructional leaders can leverage existing resources in a sustainable and cost-effective way to implement a model that ultimately leads to cultural changes, innovation, and significant academic improvement.

The Educational Leader s Guide for School Scheduling

Author: Elliot Y. Merenbloom
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131546232X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Educational Leader’s Guide for School Scheduling: Strategies Addressing Grades K–12 is the first publication to address creative scheduling at all levels: K–5 or 6, K–8, middle, and high schools. This essential resource provides strategies for the effective and equitable distribution of available FTEs throughout the district, while helping you work through the many critical questions and decisions involved in the scheduling process. Based on the authors' decades of experience in expressing the voice of classroom teachers and building administrators in the art of scheduling, each chapter addresses key schedule development issues, providing a step-by-step sequence, multiple tables, templates, and example schedules. Follow the models in this book to master the skills of producing an efficient organizational plan for your school!

Six Steps to Boost Student Learning

Author: Karen A. Goeller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315294915
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This inspirational and reader-friendly guide offers school leaders six quick and achievable steps for transforming teaching and learning into a high-impact action plan. Author Karen Goeller shows how effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment work can help students overcome college, career, and life challenges. With its clear steps and concrete advice, this text will help school leaders in any district ignite passion for continuous school improvement and sustain a culture of ongoing and collaborative learning. Topics include: • crafting a purpose statement that will rally students, teachers, and families around an essential focus; • using data to boost school improvement and student performance; • streamlining curriculum and instruction; • building meaningful relationships among students, teachers, and families; • leveraging instruction strategies to improve student engagement; and • energizing staff and students with networking strategies and transition activities. Each chapter offers research tips, guides to action, numerous examples, reflection questions, immediate take-aways, and downloadable tools. Karen Goeller is Deputy Superintendent for the Vigo County School Corporation in Indiana and Adjunct Instructor of Educational Leadership at Indiana State University.

The Handbook for SMART School Teams

Author: Anne E. Conzemius
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936764792
Format: PDF
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Prepare your students for the future while juggling the expectations of multiple stakeholders! A fresh take on the classic first edition, this guide defines and advocates SMART goals—goals that are Strategic and specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results oriented, and Time bound. Gain a schoolwide understanding of how to cultivate a productive collaborative culture, and engage every member of your team in the process.

Minding the Future

Author: Angeline A. Anderson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544318308
Format: PDF
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Harness the power of teacher collaboration and engagement to see real results for students! Welcome to Transform Academy, a boundary-breaking professional-learning process that challenges schools to move beyond accountability standards and toward innovative learning that ignites student engagement. Centered on teacher voice and grounded in foundations of collaboration and data-informed planning, Transform Academy comes to life through its stories, while accompanying action steps help you implement the process along with strategies to inspire personalized instruction and redesign learning environments. Other supports include: Detailed and inspiring vignettes Relevant research connections Questions for discussion Activities and prompts for individuals and teams Links to professional-learning standards

Leading Modern Learning

Author: Jay McTighe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936764709
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Leading Modern Learning: A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools by Jay McTighe and Greg Curtis presents a blueprint of implementable and proven ways to create real, lasting change in education. Whether you're modifying a department, school, or district, these strategies and frameworks can collectively create transformation in these various contexts. K12 school and district administrators can define and apply a mission of modern learning through the steps presented in the book. It's possible through long-term implementation.

Transforming High Schools Through RTI

Author: Jeremy Koselak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317927494
Format: PDF, ePub
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Simplify your approach to implementing Response-to-Intervention (RTI) and make strides toward improved achievement in your high school. In this book, experienced educator Jeremy Koselak shows high school leaders how to attain measurable results through a framework of tiered, dynamic intervention strategies known as RTI. With an awareness of the challenges unique to implementing RTI in high schools, the author explains many of the best policies for continuous improvement. Strategies highlight essential steps for successfully implementing RTI and present a pathway for avoiding common pitfalls. Unique features of this book include: An updated synthesis of high school level RTI recommendations derived from an assortment of research. A frank discussion on the practical concerns and limitations associated with implementing RTI in high schools An illustration of how to embed data-based decision-making into a school's culture Templates and figures demonstrating high school samples Reflections and case studies for actual high schools And more!

Learning Places

Author: Michael Fullan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452237573
Format: PDF
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This user-friendly guide provides interactive self-assessment protocols for promoting a sense of purpose, achieving program coherence, invigorating classroom teaching, and supporting the professional development of teachers.

UnCommon Learning

Author: Eric C. Sheninger
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483365735
Format: PDF, ePub
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UnCommon Learning techniques set the stage for mastery and true student engagement Integrate digital media and new applications with purpose and build a culture of learning with pleasure! Let students use real-world tools to do real-world work and develop skills society demands. Be the leader who creates this environment. UnCommon Learning shows you how to transform a learning culture through sustainable and innovative initiatives. It moves straight to the heart of using innovations such as Makerspaces, Blended Learning and Microcredentials. Included in the book: Vignettes to illustrate key ideas Real life examples to show what works Graphs and data to prove initiatives’ impact

Culture Re Boot

Author: Leslie S. Kaplan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452217327
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Packed with hands-on activities, this practical handbook shows you how to be the transformational leader your school needs to enact a culture change and improve student outcomes.