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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
Hess, Robert T.; Robbins, Pam – Corwin, 2012
Using data for school improvement is a key goal of Race to the Top, and now is the time to make data-driven school improvement a priority. However, many educators are drowning in data. Boost your professional learning community's ability to translate data into action with this new book from Pam Robbins and Robert T. Hess. "The Data Toolkit"…
Descriptors: Data, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Teamwork
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
Thompson, Robin; Kitchie, Laurie; Gagnon, Robert – Corwin, 2011
What if your professional learning community was available 24 hours a day, every day of the year? Would you like to have a place to share lesson plans, student work, a new curriculum, and to provide a discussion forum for all stakeholders? You can, even with only a basic understanding of technology. The authors explain how they created an online…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Core Curriculum, Educational Technology, 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
Houston, Paul D.; Blankstein, Alan M.; Cole, Robert W. – Corwin, 2008
This fourth volume of "The Soul of Educational Leadership" series offers key strategies for identifying the moral and ethical dimensions of school leadership practice. With thought-provoking contributions from top leadership figures like Terrence E. Deal, Dawna Markova, and Scott Thompson, this enlightening resource combines research with…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Religious Factors, Community, Inquiry