Getting Started

Author: Robert E. Eaker
Publisher: Solution Tree
ISBN: 9781879639898
Size: 57.84 MB
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This book answers the question that many schools ask when seeking to transform themselves into Professional Learning Communities: ?Where do we begin?? The authors offer suggestions for finding the time for transformation, lessons learned from one school?s transition, a conversation with the authors that answers many of your questions, and a section with tools and samples.

Reculturing Schools As Professional Learning Communities

Author: Jane Bumpers Huffman
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461653827
Size: 63.39 MB
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This clear and thoughtful discussion of the concept of professional learning communities covers the research, provides a self-assessment, real-life case studies, and a summary. It is a one-stop resource for educators working to build strong work teams to improve student achievement.

Every School Every Team Every Classroom

Author: Robert Eaker
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193676511X
Size: 19.13 MB
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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.

Learning By Doing

Author: Richard DuFour
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935249894
Size: 32.80 MB
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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).

The Creation Of A Professional Learning Community For School Leaders

Author: Amalia Humada- Ludeke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9462093202
Size: 68.51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The unwavering culture of continuous improvement efforts to bring about school change has irrevocably changed the role expectations for the school leader. The school leader in the 21st century is increasingly perceived as an instructional leader expected to implement whole-school reform models that can shape teacher practice and influence student outcomes. The significant changes in role expectations for school leaders present considerable challenges to an educational system that was not designed to incorporate these conceptualizations. In light of the increased acceptance of changed leadership expectations, the elements that are needed for developing, supporting, and sustaining instructional leaders who can lead systemic change efforts are frequently not present, are fragmented, or are observed at various developmental stages throughout the pK-20 pipeline. This book is centered on the learning and changed behaviors of school leaders, who engaged in a sustained job-embedded professional learning community, facilitated through a university-district partnership. The learning from the findings, suggested that job-embedded learning with their peers, can be instrumental for these principals to build the capacity to lead systemic change efforts. The findings further suggested that creating conditions for new understanding to occur, and sustained opportunities to apply new learning in context to their role, entailed a collaborative effort by a partnership involving two separate institutions with different priorities. The author makes a case for the educational pipeline, to prioritize the support and understanding of complex systemic change efforts and innovations, as they are linked to school improvement.

Kid By Kid Skill By Skill

Author: Robert Eaker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781942496373
Size: 45.70 MB
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While many books and articles have described what professional learning communities (PLCs) are and how they can positively impact school culture and student achievement, Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill: Teaching in a Professional Learning Community at Work(tm) by Robert Eaker and Janel Keating focuses specifically on teachers, who should be the central figures in PLC efforts. Eaker and Keating convey a thorough understanding of the role teachers must play in a PLC framework in order for a school to reach its aims. In order for PLC work to successfully effect student achievement, PLCs should seek high levels of both student and teacher learning. This book takes the teacher's perspective so that educators can fully visualize how a PLC framework can help them continually examine and improve the results of their work.

Differentiated Professional Development In A Professional Learning Community

Author: Linda Bowgen
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765233
Size: 27.82 MB
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If differentiated instruction works for diverse student learning needs, why not apply it to teacher learning? The authors draw from real experience and PLC concepts to support the value of differentiated professional development. A practical guide for designing school or district professional development plans, this book explains a three-step model that is core to the differentiation process.