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Professional Development

Competency-Based Education

A New Architecture for K-12 Schooling
Rose L. Colby

Competency-Based Education introduces educators to a new model for anytime, anywhere schooling and provides tools and curriculum resources for redesigning the traditional structures of K–12 schools.

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Dilemmas of Educational Ethics

Cases and Commentaries
Edited by Meira Levinson and Jacob Fay

Educators and policy makers confront challenging questions of ethics, justice, and equity on a regular basis. Should teachers retain a struggling student if it means she will most certainly drop out? Should an assignment plan favor middle-class families if it means strengthening the school system for all? These everyday dilemmas are both utterly ordinary and immensely challenging, yet there are few opportunities and resources to help educators think through the ethical issues at stake.

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Educating English Learners

What Every Classroom Teacher Needs to Know
Joyce W. Nutta, Carine Strebel, Kouider Mokhtari, Florin M. Mihai, and Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant

In Educating English Learners, Joyce W. Nutta and her colleagues offer practical tools for helping schools and teachers successfully integrate English learners into mainstream classrooms. Drawing on the One Plus model presented in their award-winning book, Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners, the authors now turn their attention to the needs of K–12 teachers who typically have two or three English learners in their classrooms.

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Helping Educators Grow

Strategies and Practices for Leadership Development
Eleanor Drago-Severson

How can we prepare practicing and aspiring education leaders for the complex, adaptive challenges they face? In Helping Educators Grow, Eleanor Drago-Severson presents a new approach to leadership development.

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How to Create the Conditions for Learning

Continuous Improvement in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts
Ann Jaquith

How to Create the Conditions for Learning shows how the conditions for continuously improving instruction can be created at every level—from the classroom to the school to the central office.

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Investigating Disciplinary Literacy

A Framework for Collaborative Professional Learning
Christina L. Dobbs, Jacy Ippolito, and Megin Charner-Laird, Foreword by Elizabeth A. City

Investigating Disciplinary Literacy provides practical, research-based guidance for teachers seeking to strengthen students’ reading, writing, and communication skills in subjects from the humanities to the sciences. The authors present a framework for conducting professional development cycles based on disciplinary literacy-related learning and district-based research projects they have conducted over the past five years.

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Key Elements of Observing Practice

A Data Wise DVD and Facilitator’s Guide
Kathryn Parker Boudett, Elizabeth A. City, and Marcia K. Russell

Based on Data Wise and Data Wise in Action, Key Elements of Observing Practice offers insight into one of the most challenging steps in capturing data about school performance: observing and analyzing instructional practice.

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Key Elements of Observing Practice

A Data Wise DVD and Facilitator’s Guide
Kathryn Parker Boudett, Elizabeth A. City, and Marcia K. Russell

Based on Data Wise and Data Wise in Action, Key Elements of Observing Practice offers insight into one of the most challenging steps in capturing data about school performance: observing and analyzing instructional practice.

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Leading Personalized and Digital Learning

A Framework for Implementing School Change
Mary Ann Wolf, Elizabeth Bobst, and Nancy Mangum

Leading Personalized and Digital Learning provides needed guidance for principals, aspiring principals, and other school leaders at a critical time when educators are looking to put the power of technology to work for student-centered learning. The authors identify eight leadership essentials that school leaders must attend to if they are to lead an effective and sustainable transition to a new way of teaching and learning. They also offer resources and wisdom gleaned from years in the field. 

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Meeting Wise

Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators
Kathryn Parker Boudett and Elizabeth A. City

This book, by two editors of Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning, attempts to bring about a fundamental shift in how educators think about the meetings we attend. They make the case that these gatherings are potentially the most important venue where adult and organizational learning can take place in schools, and that making more effective use of this time is the key to increasing student achievement.

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New Teacher Mentoring

Hopes and Promise for Improving Teacher Effectiveness
Ellen Moir, Dara Barlin, Janet Gless, and Jan Miles

In this practical yet visionary book, Ellen Moir and her colleagues at the New Teacher Center review what current research suggests (and doesn’t) about the power of welldesigned mentoring programs to shape teacher and student outcomes.

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New Teacher Mentoring

Hopes and Promise for Improving Teacher Effectiveness
Ellen Moir, Dara Barlin, Janet Gless, and Jan Miles

In this practical yet visionary book, Ellen Moir and her colleagues at the New Teacher Center review what current research suggests (and doesn’t) about the power of welldesigned mentoring programs to shape teacher and student outcomes.

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