Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs

Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs

Current and prospective PLC facilitators at every grade level will find this book an essential guide to navigating the challenging and rewarding endeavor of leading authentic PLCs.

Author: Daniel R. Venables

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416625216

Category: Education

Page: 165

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As professional learning communities become more widespread, educators have learned that they can't simply form grade-level or subject-area teams and call it a day. To profoundly affect teacher practice and student learning, PLCs need strong and knowledgeable leadership. In Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs, Daniel R. Venables draws on his extensive experience helping schools and districts implement effective PLCs to explore this crucial but often-overlooked need. Taking a two-pronged approach to PLC facilitation, Venables offers targeted guidance both for leading the people in teacher teams and for facilitating their work. This practical resource provides * Strategies for facilitating interactions among colleagues in PLCs and building trust and buy-in. * Field-tested, user-friendly protocols to focus and deepen team discussions around texts, data, teacher and student work, teacher dilemmas, and collaborative planning time. * Tips for anticipating and addressing interpersonal conflicts and obstacles that commonly arise during use of protocols. Current and prospective PLC facilitators at every grade level will find this book an essential guide to navigating the challenging and rewarding endeavor of leading authentic PLCs. Build your skills, and help your team rise to the next level.
Categories: Education

The Practice of Authentic PLCs

The Practice of Authentic PLCs

Grounded in the award-winning author’s foundational work with the Coalition of Essential Schools, this book enables educators to hit the ground running with a research-based process that includes: Setting the foundation for collaboration ...

Author: Daniel R. Venables

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412986632

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 599

Discover the keys to building effective PLCs Creating an authentic professional learning community requires breaking down the walls of isolation and collaborating to improve student learning, because collectively we are more than the sum of our parts. Grounded in the award-winning author’s foundational work with the Coalition of Essential Schools, this book enables educators to hit the ground running with a research-based process that includes: Setting the foundation for collaboration and team building Facilitating protocols Examining student and teacher work Implementing teacher-designed common formative assessments Analyzing and responding to data
Categories: Education

Guiding Professional Learning Communities

Guiding Professional Learning Communities

This book offers the ′why′ and ′how′ to those willing to take on the challenge to accomplish that goal." —Thomas R. Guskey, Professor of Educational Psychology University of Kentucky "This book places ′learning in community′ ...

Author: Shirley M. Hord

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452237015

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Offers more than 30 structured "learning opportunities" to help busy educators put six components of effective PLCs into practice and facilitate individual and schoolwide development.
Categories: Education

The PLC Facilitation and Activator s Guide

The PLC  Facilitation and Activator s Guide

To do all this well, they need skilled facilitators. The PLC+ Facilitation and Activator's Guide will help activators keep discussions focused on goals, and on what the team needs to do to move forward.

Author: Dave Nagel

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: 1544384041

Category: Education

Page: 90

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Keeping professional learning communities focused on goals: High functioning professional learning communities don't happen by chance. They require deliberate efforts and structures to ensure efficiency and focus, and to ignite action. The PLC+ Activator′s Guide offers a practical approach and real-life examples that show activators what to expect and how to navigate the PLC team on a successful and collective journey. Readers will find: Templates to help activators prepare for meetings Approaches for fostering and nurturing collaboration Vignettes from real schools that are implementing PLC+ Reflection questions with spaces for activators to record notes Solutions for addressing barriers that often arise in PLC+ teams
Categories: Education

Shared Leadership

Shared Leadership

Why do so many professional learning communities (PLCs) fail? Terry Wilhelm answers this question—and more—by challenging educators to work together once and for all to cultivate shared leadership.

Author: Terry Wilhelm

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506342849

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Supercharge your school culture with authentic shared leadership. Why do so many professional learning communities (PLCs) fail? Terry Wilhelm answers this question—and more—by challenging educators to work together once and for all to cultivate shared leadership. Through simple practices and processes, Shared Leadership: The Essential Ingredient for Effective PLCs highlights approaches that spark and sustain a successful PLC. If you need how-to steps to fuel a healthy school culture in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, it’s all here: Developing teacher leadership and enhancing collaboration Discussion protocols to fire up team meetings Tools and troubleshooting tips Common scenarios and dilemmas
Categories: Education

The Principalship

The Principalship

127–128 ) In the section dealing with facilitating others in understanding and developing culture , we will further ... are found in traditional schools — to a culture that emphasizes authentic collaboration aimed at student learning .

Author: L. Joseph Matthews

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: PSU:000067105113

Category: Education

Page: 420

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The Principalship allows readers to gain a broader, more complex and accurate understanding of school administrator leadership in today's learning communities while presenting an expansive view of leadership within schools not limited to the responsibilities of the principal, but including those of assistant principals, administrators, teachers, and students. This innovative first edition text presents a complete picture of the principal as school administrator, community builder, advocate, manager, mentor, supervisor, politician, leader and learner. The Principalship covers the importance of learning: the learning of principals, the learning of other professionals, and especially the learning of students. School improvement is not possible without this across-the-board learning and exploration, and this text places a strong emphasis on this simple but often-overlooked aspect of school communities. Today's school systems are faced with a number of fresh challenges: changing student populations, rapidly expanding research knowledge, increasing accountability requirements, federal and state policy demands, and escalating expectations for school services. This book will help aspiring school leaders to bridge the gap between traditional conceptualizations of the principal and more innovative, functional, and multifaceted conceptualizations that respond to the changing conditions and higher demands of contemporary learning communities.
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PLC

PLC

Grounded in four cross-cutting themes—equity, high expectations, efficacy, and facilitation from discussion to action—the PLC+ framework supports educators in questioning practices, not just outcomes.

Author: Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: 1544361793

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Create strong and effectives PLCs plus—and that plus is YOU What makes a powerful and results-driven Professional Learning Community (PLC)? The answer is PLC plus— “plus” being the vital role teachers play in teaching and learning. Grounded in four cross-cutting themes—equity, high expectations, efficacy, and facilitation from discussion to action—the PLC+ framework supports educators in questioning practices, not just outcomes. It broadens the focus on student learning to encompass educational equity and teaching efficacy, and, in doing so, it leads educators to plan and implement PLCs that maximize individual expertise while harnessing the power of collaborative efficacy.
Categories: Education

The PLC Playbook Grades K 12

The PLC  Playbook  Grades K 12

This practical guide to planning and implementing PLC+ groups equips professional learning communities with the tools, templates, and step-by-step instructions needed to bring the PLC+ framework to life in a collaborative setting.

Author: Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: 1544378440

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Help your PLC+ group to work wiser, not harder. This practical guide to planning and implementing PLC+ groups equips professional learning communities with the tools, templates, and step-by-step instructions needed to bring the PLC+ framework to life in a collaborative setting. Twenty-three modules support PLC+ groups as they work through one entire cycle of learning, addressing the five questions and four cross-cutting themes—equity, high expectations, individual and collective efficacy, , and effective activation and facilitation. Engage in deeper learning around the ideas and concepts central to PLC+ and make greater equity and efficacy a reality in your school or district.
Categories: Education

Inquiry

Inquiry

This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a laser-like focus on both adult and student learning.

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452268880

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 301

Connect inquiry to improved teaching and learning across your district! Now that federal and state initiatives require school districts to provide job-embedded professional development, the next step is making it happen. This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a laser-like focus on both adult and student learning. This book’s inquiry model challenges educators and students to: Define questions they are passionate about exploring Collect and analyze data to inform their questions Share what they have learned through the process with others Collaborate to build on their results and improve student achievement
Categories: Education