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ERIC Number: ED566744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 216
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-4522-8765-2
Growing into Equity: Professional Learning and Personalization in High-Achieving Schools
Gleason, Sonia Caus; Gerzon, Nancy
What makes a Title I school high-achieving, and what can we all learn from that experience? Professional learning and leadership that supports personalized instruction makes the difference, as captured in the ground-breaking research of authors Sonia Caus Gleason and Nancy Gerzon. This illuminating book shows how four outstanding schools are making individualized learning a reality for every teacher and student. The common thread is the commitment to equity--every student achieving. Readers will find: (1) Guidance on identifying obstacles to equity within your school; (2) Background that builds a case for personalized learning; (3) Four case studies that show the lived values, professional learning practices, leadership, and systems that have helped schools transform learning; and (4) How-to's and templates for creating a team-based professional development program that expands individualized instruction in every classroom. Discover new approaches for individual, team, and whole school professional learning that support personalized learning, drawn from schools that are leaders in overcoming challenges and creating opportunities. Contents include: (1) The Case for Professional Learning to Support Equity and Personalization; (2) Know Them by Name, Know Them by Need: Stults Road Elementary School (PreK-6), Dallas, Texas; (3) Students First: Social Justice Humanitas Academy (Grades 9-12), Los Angeles, California; (4) The Variables Are Time and Support: Montgomery Center School (PreK-8), Montgomery Center, Vermont; (5) Heat and Light: Tusculum View Elementary School (PreK-5), Greeneville, Tennessee; (6) Equity and Supporting Core Values; (7) Personalized Adult and Student Learning; (8) Leadership and Systems; and (9) Call to Action. Description of online resources, methodology, appendixes, bibliography, and index are also included. [Foreword by Stephanie Hirsh and Joellen Killion.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning Forward; WestEd
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles); Tennessee; Texas (Dallas); Vermont
IES Cited: ED555739