Learning by Doing

Author: Richard DuFour
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935249894
Format: PDF, ePub
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Like the first edition, the second edition of Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work helps educators close the knowing-doing gap as they transform their schools into professional learning communities (PLCs).

Building a professional learning community at work

Author: Parry Graham
Publisher: Solution Tree
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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Building a Professional Learning Community at Work?: A Guide to the First Year addresses the real-world critical questions that arise when schools begin their work to become professional learning communities. How can administrators and teachers take the promise of a PLC and turn it into reality? How can school leaders transform theories of collaboration into highly effective nuts-and-bolts practices? This book is set in the context of one year in the life of a PLC. It chronicles the efforts of a building principal, Steve, and his teachers to build a true PLC at Central Middle School by focusing on the successes and challenges inherent in the process. Each chapter includes four elements. An opening story highlights an important event in the growth of a learning community. ?Lessons From the Front Line? spotlights the successful decisions and common mistakes made by the characters in the opening story. The ?Relevant Theory and Research? section introduces the theories of experts and connects them to the work of PLCs to provide readers with an approachable framework for understanding?and a language for describing?the complex, yet predictable, changes that are inevitable when schools restructure as PLCs. The ?Recommendations? section offers a collection of suggestions from which to draw while working through change in a building.

Common Formative Assessment

Author: Kim Bailey
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765152
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teams that engage in designing, using, and responding to common formative assessments are more knowledgeable about their own standards, more assessment literate, and able to develop more strategies for helping all students learn. In this conversational guide, the authors offer tools, templates, and protocols to incorporate common formative assessments into the practices of a PLC to monitor and enhance student learning

Professional Learning Communities at Work and Virtual Collaboration

Author: Richard DuFour
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935542933
Format: PDF
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In Professional Learning Communities at Work[[ and Virtual Collaboration: On the Tipping Point of Transformation, authors Richard DuFour and Casey Reason state that now is the best time for transformation in education. They believe that educators are on the tipping point of transforming educationa critical time to evolve the way we teach and learn by using technology to enhance the PLC process. By combining the capacities of the PLC at Work process and powerful technology tools, teams of educators can meaningfully and feasibly modify education. Collaborative teams of educators can meet contemporary challenges and also reach sustained levels of deeper learning if K12 administrators and teachers realize the potential of virtual collaboration to support PLC building blocks. The strategies detailed in this book establish how virtual teams can strengthen PLC implementation.

Collaborative Teams in Professional Learning Communities at Work

Author: Richard Dufour
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935249771
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This short video shows exactly what collaborative teams in professional learning communities do. Unscripted footage of real meetings, interspersed with key points from PLC print resources, brings the concept of collaboration to life. Designed to reinforce the content on teams in Learning by Doing, the video covers essential steps to building a culture of collaboration: Embed collaboration. Create time to collaborate. Focus on learning questions. Generate products. Establish norms. Use SMART goals. Provide relevant information. The video can be viewed alone or in teams. Activities in the Facilitator's Guide extend the learning for teams into a three-hour, hands-on workshop.Benefits Educator-to-educator advice on how to work together in teams Unscripted, real team meetings Short format for quick viewing alone or with a team Facilitator's Guide with activities to extend and deepen the learning Content aligns with Learning by Doing and Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work™—both books available for further study.

Every School Every Team Every Classroom

Author: Robert Eaker
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193676511X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this sequel to Total Instructional Alignment, the author peels back complex layers of the change process to reveal the five big ideas at the core of successful schools. Focus on these foundational ideas to simplify decision making and eliminate distractions from your efforts to promote effective teaching and learning. Teachers and administrators alike will appreciate this straightforward approach to solid leadership for school improvement.

Demystifying Professional Learning Communities

Author: Kristine Kiefer Hipp
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607090511
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book offers information, examples and case studies to clarify the concept of a professional learning community, to respond to critical issues in schools, and to support educational leaders in addressing the important mandates of accountability and school improvement.