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Bold Moves for Schools

Bold Moves for Schools

How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments

  • Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs,Marie Hubley Alcock
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1416623051
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 210
  • View: 1409
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What will it take to create truly contemporary learning environments that meet the demands of 21st-century society, engage learners, and produce graduates who are prepared to succeed in the world? What skills and capacities do teachers and leaders need to create and sustain such schools? What actions are necessary? Bold Moves for Schools offers a compelling vision that answers these questions—and action steps to make the vision a reality. Looking through the lenses of three pedagogies—antiquated, classical, and contemporary—authors Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock examine every aspect of K–12 education, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the program structures of space—both physical and virtual—time, and grouping of learners and professionals. In a new job description for teachers, Jacobs and Alcock highlight and expound on the following roles: * self-navigating professional learner, * social contractor, * media critic and media maker, * innovative designer, * globally connected citizen, and * advocate for learners and learning. With thought-provoking proposals and practical strategies for change, Bold Moves for Schools sets educators on the path to redefining their profession and creating exciting new learning environments. The challenge is unprecedented. The possibilities are unlimited.

Bold Moves for Schools

Bold Moves for Schools

How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments

  • Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs,Marie Hubley Alcock
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1416623639
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 210
  • View: 4112
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What will it take to create truly contemporary learning environments that meet the demands of 21st-century society, engage learners, and produce graduates who are prepared to succeed in the world? What skills and capacities do teachers and leaders need to create and sustain such schools? What actions are necessary? Bold Moves for Schools offers a compelling vision that answers these questions—and action steps to make the vision a reality. Looking through the lenses of three pedagogies—antiquated, classical, and contemporary—authors Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock examine every aspect of K–12 education, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the program structures of space—both physical and virtual—time, and grouping of learners and professionals. In a new job description for teachers, Jacobs and Alcock highlight and expound on the following roles: * self-navigating professional learner, * social contractor, * media critic and media maker, * innovative designer, * globally connected citizen, and * advocate for learners and learning. With thought-provoking proposals and practical strategies for change, Bold Moves for Schools sets educators on the path to redefining their profession and creating exciting new learning environments. The challenge is unprecedented. The possibilities are unlimited.

Curriculum 21

Curriculum 21

Essential Education for a Changing World

  • Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1416612246
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 254
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"What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today?" With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K-12 curriculum. Sharing her expertise as a world-renowned curriculum designer and calling upon the collective wisdom of 10 education thought leaders, Jacobs provides insight and inspiration in the following key areas: * Content and assessment--How to identify what to keep, what to cut, and what to create, and where portfolios and other new kinds of assessment fit into the picture. * Program structures--How to improve our use of time and space and groupings of students and staff. * Technology--How it's transforming teaching, and how to take advantage of students' natural facility with technology. * Media literacy--The essential issues to address, and the best resources for helping students become informed users of multiple forms of media. * Globalization--What steps to take to help students gain a global perspective. * Sustainability--How to instill enduring values and beliefs that will lead to healthier local, national, and global communities. * Habits of mind--The thinking habits that students, teachers, and administrators need to develop and practice to succeed in school, work, and life. The answers to these questions and many more make Curriculum 21 the ideal guide for transforming our schools into what they must become: learning organizations that match the times in which we live.

Rigorous Curriculum Design

Rigorous Curriculum Design

How to Create Curricular Units of Study that Align Standards, Instruction, and Assessment

  • Author: Larry Ainsworth
  • Publisher: Lead + Learn Press
  • ISBN: 1935588052
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 338
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The need for a cohesive and comprehensive curriculum that intentionally connects standards, instruction, and assessment has never been more pressing. For educators to meet the challenging learning needs of students they must have a clear road map to follow throughout the school year. Rigorous Curriculum Design presents a carefully sequenced, hands-on model that curriculum designers and educators in every school system can follow to create a progression of units of study that keeps all areas tightly focused and connected.

Mastering Digital Literacy

Mastering Digital Literacy

  • Author: Heidi Hayes Jacob
  • Publisher: Solution Tree Press
  • ISBN: 1936764555
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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Teach your students to thrive both academically and in their personal lives in the 21st century. Understand the purpose and importance of digital literacy, and learn the value of digital, media, and global awareness. The authors provide practical, easy-to-implement strategies for incorporating digital literacy into the school curricula.

Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping

Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping

  • Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781741016918
  • Category: Teacher participation in curriculum planning
  • Page: 181
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World Class Learners

World Class Learners

Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students

  • Author: Yong Zhao
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452203989
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 271
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Prepare your students for the globalized world! To succeed in the global economy, students need to function as entrepreneurs: resourceful, flexible and creative. Researcher and Professor Yong Zhao unlocks the secrets to cultivating independent thinkers who are willing and able to create jobs and contribute positively to the globalized society. This book shows how teachers, administrators and even parents can: Understand the entrepreneurial spirit and harness it Foster student autonomy and leadership Champion inventive learners with necessary resources Develop global partners and resources

Leaving to Learn: How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates

Leaving to Learn: How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates

  • Author: Elliot Washor, Charles Mojkowski
  • Publisher: Urban Fox Studios
  • ISBN: 0325050724
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 0
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In this provocative book, authors Washor and Mojkowski observe that beneath the worrisome levels of dropouts from our nation’s high school lurks a more insidious problem: student disengagement from school and from deep and productive learning. To keep students in school and engaged as productive learners through to graduation, schools must provide experiences in which all students do some of their learning outside school as a formal part of their programs of study. All students need to leave school—frequently, regularly, and, of course, temporarily—to stay in school and persist in their learning. To accomplish this, schools must combine academic learning with experiential learning, allowing students to bring real-world learning back into the school, where it should be recognized, assessed, and awarded academic credit. Learning outside of school, as a complement to in-school learning, provides opportunities for deep engagement in rigorous learning.

Making Teachers Better, Not Bitter

Making Teachers Better, Not Bitter

Balancing Evaluation, Supervision, and Reflection for Professional Growth

  • Author: Tony Frontier,Paul Mielke
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1416622071
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 260
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In too many districts, evaluation of teachers ensures competence but does little or nothing to encourage and support expertise. In this thought-provoking and groundbreaking book, Tony Frontier and Paul Mielke address this issue head-on, combining the conceptual and the practical by offering a compelling vision of teacher growth, along with nearly three dozen step-by-step protocols for working with teachers. They present a powerful rationale for reconceptualizing teacher evaluation by creating a balanced system of three equally important components: * Reliable and valid evaluation. * Empowering and focused supervision. * Meaningful and purposeful reflection. Each component is discussed in terms of its purpose, premise, processes, practices, and payoffs. Revealing examples based on the authors’ experiences in classrooms across the country show what evaluation, supervision, and reflection look like when they’re not done well--and what they could look like if done more effectively. Providing insight and inspiration, Making Teachers Better, Not Bitter paves a clear path to better teaching and helps you acknowledge and support the hard work that teachers do every day to make learning come alive for their students.

High Expectations Teaching

High Expectations Teaching

How We Persuade Students to Believe and Act on "Smart Is Something You Can Get"

  • Author: Jon Saphier
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1506356818
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 248
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The myth of fixed intelligence debunked For all the productive conversation around “mindsets,” what’s missing are the details of how to convince our discouraged and underperforming students that “smart is something you can get.” Until now. With the publication of High-Expectations Teaching, Jon Saphier reveals once and for all evidence that the bell curve of ability is plain wrong—that ability is something that can be grown significantly if we can first help students to believe in themselves. In drill-down detail, Saphier provides an instructional playbook for increasing student confidence and agency in the daily flow of classroom life: Powerful strategies for attribution retraining, organized around 50 Ways to Get Students to Believe in Themselves Concrete examples, scripts, and classroom structures and routines for empowering student agency and choice Dozens of accompanying videos showing high-expectations strategies in action All children in all schools, regardless of income or social class, will benefit from the strategies in this book. But for children of poverty and children of color, our proficiency with these skills is essential . . . in many ways life saving. Jon Saphier challenges us all—educators, students, and parents—to get started today. About Jon Saphier The author of nine books, including The Skillful Teacher, Jon Saphier is founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT), a professional development organization dedicated since 1979 to improving classroom teaching and school leadership throughout the United States and internationally.

Active Literacy Across the Curriculum

Active Literacy Across the Curriculum

Strategies for Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening

  • Author: Heidi Hayes- Jacobs
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317927206
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
  • View: 7397
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Highly acclaimed author Heidi Hayes Jacobs shows teachers – at very grade level and in every subject area -- how to integrate the teaching of literacy skills into their daily curriculum. With an emphasis on school wide collaborative planning, she shows how curriculum mapping sustains literacy between grade levels and subjects.

Personalizing 21st Century Education

Personalizing 21st Century Education

A Framework for Student Success

  • Author: Dan Domenech,Morton Sherman,John L. Brown
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119080789
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
  • View: 7128
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Praise for PERSONALIZING 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION "A passionate call-to-action, an inspiring vision, and a practical guide…three seasoned education leaders in the 'establishment' lay out a compelling case for systemic changes to enable personalized education." —Yong Zhao, PhD, Professor, University of Oregon; author of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World "Creating school environments where students are 'leading their own learning' is a powerful focus of Personalizing 21st Century Education. This compelling yet practical book provides readers with the foundation and motivation to move personalized learning to the top of the agenda!" —Mark Edwards, EdD, Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District "Personalizing 21st Century Education highlights the need to move from differentiation to personalization in today's classrooms. Equitable opportunities to learn can be realized if we have the courage to dramatically reimagine teaching, assessment, and accountability. This book is a call to action for the dramatic paradigm shift we need in order to serve all learners well." —Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Chief Technology, Personalization and Engagement Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Intentional Interruption

Intentional Interruption

Breaking Down Learning Barriers to Transform Professional Practice

  • Author: Steven Katz,Lisa Ain Dack
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1412998794
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 104
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Interrupt the status quo of activity-based PD to enable real professional learning by focusing on learning, collaborative inquiry, and instructional leadership in schools.

Adaptive Implementation

Adaptive Implementation

Navigating the School Improvement Landscape

  • Author: Ryoko Yamaguchi
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781475833485
  • Category: Academic achievement
  • Page: 112
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Adaptive Implementation focuses on how practitioners and researchers together continue to improve their craft by systematically collecting data on adaptations, testing them out, and figuring out what works.

The New Imperatives of Educational Change

The New Imperatives of Educational Change

Achievement with Integrity

  • Author: Dennis Shirley
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317404572
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 150
  • View: 2683
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The New Imperatives of Educational Change is a clarion call to move beyond the standardized testing and marketplace competition that have become pervasive in school systems to focus instead on creating the conditions that will encourage all students to become critical and independent thinkers. Dennis Shirley presents five new imperatives to guide educators and policymakers towards a re-thinking of what it means to teach effectively and to learn in depth. The evidentiary imperative requires educators to attain a better grasp of what data actually reveal about international trends in student learning. The interpretive imperative encourages mindful deliberation before acting on evidence in order to promote the integrity of a school community. The professional imperative describes new international research findings on promising pedagogies and curricula that propel learning in new directions. The global imperative argues that we all must look beyond our national boundaries to improve the flourishing of all young people, wherever they may be found. Finally, the existential imperative reminds us that students look to their teachers as role models who can dignify learning with meaning and embellish life with joy. Visionary in its scope and practical in its details, The New Imperatives of Educational Change is an indispensable road map for all teachers, principals, and system leaders.

Why School?

Why School?

Reclaiming Education for All of Us

  • Author: Mike Rose
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 162097004X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
  • View: 7992
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Why School? is a little book driven by big questions. What does it mean to be educated? What is intelligence? How should we think about intelligence, education, and opportunity in an open society? Drawing on forty years of teaching and research and "a profound understanding of the opportunities, both intellectual and economic, that come from education" (Booklist), award-winning author Mike Rose reflects on these and other questions related to public schooling in America. He answers them in beautifully written chapters that are both rich in detail and informed by an extensive knowledge of history, the psychology of learning, and the politics of education. This paperback edition includes three new chapters showing how cognitive science actually narrows our understanding of learning, how to increase college graduation rates, and how to value the teaching of basic skills. An updated introduction by Rose, who has been hailed as "a superb writer and an even better storyteller" (TLN Teachers Network), reflects on recent developments in school reform. Lauded as "a beautifully written work of literary nonfiction" (The Christian Science Monitor) and called "stunning" by the New Educator Journal, Why School? offers an eloquent call for a bountiful democratic vision of the purpose of schooling.

Active Literacy Across the Curriculum

Active Literacy Across the Curriculum

Connecting Print Literacy with Digital, Media, and Global Competence, K-12

  • Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317437942
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 154
  • View: 4839
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Help students become more confident and successful readers, writers, and thinkers in today’s world. In this new edition of a bestseller, highly acclaimed author and speaker Heidi Hayes Jacobs offers practical ideas for closing the literacy gap by teaching classic literacies (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) along with essential new literacies (digital, media, and global). The expanded second edition features Heidi’s latest work on the new literacies and provides enhanced versions of strategies designed to help educators integrate critical language skills into their daily operational curriculum. These strategies include: Revising and expanding the role of all teachers so that they see themselves as classical language and contemporary literacy teachers; Separating vocabulary into three distinctive types with distinctive instructional approaches to sustain and extend independent language development; Building creative and visual notetaking and sketchnoting strategies; Designing media projects for every class level and employing a consistent editing and revision policy for writing assignments; Using a formal approach to develop speaking skills through four discussion types to increase civil public discourse; Employing direct technical instruction that promotes the use of the human voice and body as a speaking and communication instrument; Using Curriculum Mapping to develop formal benchmark assessments for active literacy and new literacy cultivation in every subject and on every level. Each chapter is focused on a specific strategy and includes practical examples so you can easily implement the ideas, no matter what grade level or subject area you teach.

Be the Change

Be the Change

Reinventing School for Student Success

  • Author: Linda Darling-Hammond,Nicole Ramos-Beban,Rebecca Padnos Altamirano,Maria E. Hyler
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807774529
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 250
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Be the Change tells the remarkable story of an innovative public high school launched by dedicated teachers in East Palo Alto, California, one of a growing number of low-income communities starved of the resources needed to serve its students and schools. Chronicling a rags-to-riches story of how two very different communities came together to change the historical trajectory of educational failure that had robbed so many students of their futures, Be the Change demonstrates how to plant the seeds of new possibilities in its place. The school’s unique design, modeled after successful small schools in New York City, offers authentic and engaging instruction in a personalized setting that has allowed students who start off far behind to graduate and go on to college in record numbers. Each chapter examines one of the critical elements the teachers found essential to enable student success: the creation of an academic culture, the development of high standards with high supports, and the process of learning to teach so that students can learn. “A powerful and compelling tale about how educators, parents, and representatives of one of America's most powerful universities came together to create a school that is now a beacon of pride and hope. Their struggle to overcome the obstacles they encountered along the way will inspire others who seek to find ways to use education as a means to break the cycle of poverty and to expand opportunity and justice.” —Pedro A. Noguera, distinguished professor of education, Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences, UCLA “This is the story of a little school that could. Could get students to college and beyond, that is. It’s filled with evidence, quotes, and anecdotes, but more importantly it demonstrates that will and skill, aligned with vision and values, results in learning environments in which students thrive. While acknowledging the challenges, trials, and tribulations of creating and leading an urban high school, the authors share their success in a passionate and compelling way, inviting others to learn alongside them as they build successful futures for their students.” —Douglas Fisher, professor of educational leadership, San Diego State University “With demanding academics, loving support, and genuine affirmation, the staff, parents, community members, and other supporters of EPAA, as well as Stanford faculty and staff, present an encouraging picture of the kind of high school all young people deserve. This kind of success is not easy, but in describing how it can be done, Linda Darling-Hammond and her co-authors have provided a stirring example for all of those interested in equity and hope for our public schools.” —Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, Language, Literacy, and Culture, College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Curriculum Mapping Planner

The Curriculum Mapping Planner

Templates, Tools, and Resources for Effective Professional Development

  • Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs,Ann Johnson
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1416608745
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 122
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This book is designed to help schools deliver effective training in curriculum mapping. Creating and using curriculum maps is easy when this in-depth resource is used in workshops, curriculum means and professional learning communities.

Leading Modern Learning

Leading Modern Learning

A Blueprint for Vision-driven Schools

  • Author: Jay McTighe,Greg Curtis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781936764709
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 128
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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.