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Blitz, Cynthia L.; Schulman, Rebecca – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
For more than a decade education practitioners have promoted the professional learning community (PLC) as an effective way to provide professional development to teachers. As more PLCs are established in schools and districts nationwide, education stakeholders--researchers, practitioners, administrators, and policymakers--are interested in…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
Solution Tree, 2010
This action guide is intended to assist in the reading of and reflection upon "Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work, Second Edition" by Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Richard Eaker, and Thomas Many. The guide can be used by an individual, a small group, or an entire faculty to identify key points,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Program Descriptions, Learning Activities, Student Educational Objectives
Northwest Evaluation Association, 2016
Guiding student growth minute-by-minute--aka classroom formative assessment--has a track record of boosting student and teacher engagement. Discover concrete ways leaders can support this high-impact instructional practice throughout your school or district. Learn: (1) how to clarify who owns the learning and who is responsible for the learning…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Environment, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
Stoehr, Judy; Banks, Maria; Allen, Linda – Corwin, 2011
Rather than buying individual books about professional learning communities (PLCs), differentiated instruction (DI), and Response to Intervention (RTI), invest wisely in one resource that synthesizes all three. The text uses a tapestry analogy to weave together these critical topics to form a comprehensive framework for achieving continuous school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Individualized Instruction, Response to Intervention, Intervention
Kellough, Richard D.; Hill, Phillys – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014
The second edition of this handbook is an easily understood desk companion for new school principals and aspiring school leaders. The common-sense approach of the handbook guides new administrators through daily routines and challenges. In-service and university professionals, who provide coursework that includes a multi-topic overview of the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Guides, Leadership Responsibility
Hewitt, Kimberly Kappler; Weckstein, Daniel K. – Eye on Education, 2011
Turn your school into a place where every child achieves. This book provides leaders with all that they need to promote differentiation in their schools and districts. Through research and first-hand experience, the authors have identified effective strategies for hiring differentiation-minded staff members, communicating the need for…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Leaders
Hord, Shirley M.; Tobia, Edward F. – Teachers College Press, 2011
Drawing from a wealth of research and experience, this book shows educators how to use the transformative power of professional learning in community to raise the professional stature of educators. The authors, experts in their field, provide clear steps and real-school examples with a focus on collaborative adult learning for student gains,…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Sanctions, Adult Learning, Master Plans
Keeley, Page; Mundry, Susan; Tobey, Cheryl Rose; Carroll, Catherine E. – Corwin, 2012
The Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) process, funded by the National Science Foundation, supports teachers in improving practice by connecting standards and research to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Designed for facilitators, this guide provides a robust set of professional development tools, templates, and designs to strengthen mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Formative Evaluation, Faculty Development, Mathematics Instruction
Brookhart, Susan M. – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2009
Use this handy guide to get your PLC engaged, energized, and ready to implement formative assessment. Everything you need to organize and run your PLC--including agendas, schedules, handouts, and background readings--is included. With enough materials for seven sessions total, you can focus your PLC on all of the critical issues related to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Instructional Development, Formative Evaluation, Communities of Practice
Cunningham, Diane – ASCD, 2011
Once you've established a professional learning community (PLC), you need to get this ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) action tool to ensure that your PLC stays focused on addressing teaching methods and student learning problems. This ASCD action tool explains how your PLC can use collaborative action research to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods, Communities of Practice
Easton, Lois Brown – Corwin, 2011
If you are looking for an organic approach to purpose-driven professional learning, this is the book for you. Award-winning educator Lois Brown Easton's latest work provides a compelling case study in narrative form, a chronological PLC planning outline, and first-hand "lessons learned" about how PLCs develop, mature, and sustain themselves. You…
Descriptors: Discussion, Intentional Learning, Inservice Teacher Education, Guides
Hall, Pete; Simeral, Alisa – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2008
Emphasizing just three things--identifying teachers' strengths, maximizing their potential, and building their capacity--this book lays out a clear and practical pathway toward higher student achievement. Front-line advice from a principal and an instructional coach helps you increase your faculty's instructional effectiveness by implementing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Professional Development
DuFour, Richard – School Administrator, 2003
Details a strategy for district improvement that establishes discernible parameters and then provides each school with the autonomy to chart its own course and lists four steps toward team engagement. Also former Principal Rebecca Burnette DuFour discusses how the central office can best promote learning communities. (MLF)
Descriptors: Central Office Administrators, Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Jimerson, Shane R., Ed.; Burns, Matthew K., Ed.; VanDerHeyden, Amanda M., Ed. – Springer, 2016
The second edition of this essential handbook provides a comprehensive, updated overview of the science that informs best practices for the implementation of response to intervention (RTI) processes within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to facilitate the academic success of all students. The volume includes insights from leading scholars…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Student Evaluation, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
Wald, Penelope J., Ed.; Castleberry, Michael S., Ed. – 1999
This book offers a theoretical framework and practical guidance for creating professional learning communities in schools. It proposes to renew the capacity of the school as a whole to produce positive results for all children. Part 1, "Building Professional Learning Communities: The Cornerstones," discusses the concepts and assumptions…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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