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Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Workâ„¢

Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Workâ„¢

New Insights for Improving Schools

  • Author: Richard DuFour,Rebecca DuFour
  • Publisher: Solution Tree Press
  • ISBN: 193400989X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 96
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This 10th-anniversary sequel to the authors’ best-selling book Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement merges research, practice, and passion. The most extensive, practical, and authoritative PLC resource to date, it goes further than ever before into best practices for deep implementation, explores the commitment/consensus issue, and celebrates successes of educators who are making the journey.

Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work

Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work

New Insights for Improving Schools

  • Author: Richard DuFour,Rebecca Burnette DuFour,Robert E. Eaker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781934009321
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 520
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Celebrating its tenth anniversary, this sequel to "Professional Learning Communities at Work" offers new insight on the collaborative work that drives PLCs and the challenges of deep implementation.

Leadership in Professional Learning Communities At Work

Leadership in Professional Learning Communities At Work

Learning by Doing: Professional Development Video Set

  • Author: Richard Dufour,Robert Eaker,Rebecca DuFour,Thomas W. Many
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781935249764
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 17
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This short program for PLC leaders uses unscripted interviews and action footage to illustrate the role of effective leadership, particularly from the principal.The educators in this video demonstrate the importance of dispersed leadership, mutual accountability, and aligning a schools structure and culture with its core purpose PLC principals discuss how to balance loose and tight leadership, implement change, and confront resisters.

Building a Professional Learning Community at Workâ„¢

Building a Professional Learning Community at Workâ„¢

A Guide to the First Year

  • Author: Parry Graham,William M. Ferriter
  • Publisher: Solution Tree Press
  • ISBN: 1936765004
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 167
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Get a play-by-play guide to implementing PLC concepts. Each chapter begins with a story focused on a particular challenge. A follow-up analysis of the story identifies the good decisions or common mistakes made in relation to that particular scenario. The authors examine the research behind best practice and wrap up each chapter with recommendations and tools you can use in your school.

Reviving Professional Learning Communities

Reviving Professional Learning Communities

Strength through Diversity, Conflict, Teamwork, and Structure

  • Author: Perry P. Wiseman,Hector Arroyo,Nicholas Richter
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • ISBN: 147580105X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 164
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This new development helps practitioners build thriving learning communities through: (1) recognition and validation of each staff member’s unique points of view, (2) natural conflict that accompanies the assorted viewpoints, (3) healthy teamwork, and (4) effective systems. Sprinkled throughout the book are also 32 practical, high-leverage strategies that are easy to understand and simple to put into practice right away. This book will most certainly help answer the perennial question: How do we achieve a genuine Professional Learning Community?

Global Perspectives on Developing Professional Learning Communities

Global Perspectives on Developing Professional Learning Communities

  • Author: Nicholas Sun-Keung Pang,Ting Wang
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351206176
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 130
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This book discusses distinctive features of the professional learning community concept, practices and processes across six different education systems in the Asia-Pacific region, namely Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and the United States. It provides a platform for an exchange of different perspectives and offers alternative possibilities of theorizing professional learning communities across different socio-cultural contexts. Contributors provide valuable insights for policy makers, education researchers and educators in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere to deal with critical questions about the improvement of teaching and learning and school improvement in a globalizing world. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Education.

The Collaborative Administrator

The Collaborative Administrator

Working Together as a Professional Learning Community

  • Author: Austin Buffum,Cassandra Erkens
  • Publisher: Solution Tree Press
  • ISBN: 1934009954
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 128
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In a culture of shared leadership, the administrator’s role is more important than ever. How do you maintain the right balance of loose and tight leadership? How do you establish profound, lasting trust? What principles strengthen principal leadership? This book answers these questions and more in compelling chapters that deliver the strategies and heartfelt inspiration essential to being the best administrator you can be.

The Practice of Authentic PLCs

The Practice of Authentic PLCs

A Guide to Effective Teacher Teams

  • Author: Daniel R. Venables
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452239223
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
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Discover the keys to building effective PLCs Creating an authentic professional learning community requires breaking down the walls of isolation and collaborating to improve student learning, because collectively we are more than the sum of our parts. Grounded in the award-winning author’s foundational work with the Coalition of Essential Schools, this book enables educators to hit the ground running with a research-based process that includes: Setting the foundation for collaboration and team building Facilitating protocols Examining student and teacher work Implementing teacher-designed common formative assessments Analyzing and responding to data

Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Workâ„¢, Leader's Guide

Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Workâ„¢, Leader's Guide

  • Author: Timothy D. Kanold
  • Publisher: Solution Tree Press
  • ISBN: 1936765497
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 96
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This leader companion to the grade-level teacher guides illustrates how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it. Comprehensive research-affirmed analysis tools and strategies will help collaborative teams develop and assess student demonstrations of deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.

The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs, Fifth Edition

The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs, Fifth Edition

  • Author: Shelley B. Wepner,Dorothy S. Strickland,Diana J. Quatroche
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807772410
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
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Now in its fifth edition, this popular textbook is still the most comprehensive resource available on the oversight of literacy programs (pre-K–12). Focusing on what literacy leaders need to know and do to meet today’s mandates, experts in the field offer new insights that reflect the nation’s changing policies related to the new Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. It also addresses forthcoming assessments aligned to the common core standards, and new mandates for evaluating teachers and principals. Literacy luminaries provide specific guidelines for all levels of instruction, including selecting and using materials and new technologies, promoting writing, assessing students, evaluating teachers, providing professional development, working with linguistically diverse and struggling learners, working with parents and the community, and evaluating school-wide literacy programs. Book Features: Chapters written by experts who have years of experience working in schools. Real-life examples demonstrate how theories have been applied. Reflective questions and project assignments in each chapter allow readers to relate ideas to their own situations. Connections across chapters and directions for future considerations help summarize and synthesize information. Contributors: Moises Aguirre, Kathryn H. Au, Rita M. Bean, M. Susan Burns, Jill Castek, Patricia A. Edwards, Douglas Fisher, Elena Forzani, Nancy Frey, Jennifer L. Goeke, James V. Hoffman, Barbara Kapinus, Clint Kennedy, Julie K. Kidd, Diane Lapp, Donald J. Leu, Maryann Mraz, Jeanne R. Paratore, Taffy E. Raphael, Kristen D. Ritchey, Adrian Rodgers, Emily M. Rodgers, Misty Sailors, Elizabeth V. Strode, Jacquelyn S. Sweeney, Jo Anne L. Vacca, Richard T. Vacca, Jaime Madison Vasquez, Jean Payne Vintinner, MaryEllen Vogt “Only the most valuable of academic texts gets to a fifth edition. . . . If I were to do a column ‘What’s Hot in Literacy/Reading Texts,’ this volume would undoubtedly be at the top of the list.” —From the Foreword by Jack Cassidy, past president, International Reading Association “This fifth edition is a timely and most welcome addition to my professional library. This book is a ‘must’ in a time when it is essential for literacy leaders to keep up with the fast pace of what is happening in the field of reading. Wepner, Strickland, and Quatroche are exceptional educators and researchers who bring together some of the leading literacy experts to address issues that are so critical in this age of common core state standards. This is a ‘must-have’ book for anyone involved in overseeing literacy programs at school, district, and state levels.” —Linda Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education, Clemson University and co-editor of Reading Research Quarterly Shelley B. Wepner is a dean and professor in the School of Education of Manhattanville College. Dorothy S. Strickland is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education, emerita, at Rutgers University. Diana J. Quatroche is a professor and chair of the Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education in the Bayh College of Education at Indiana State University.