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"This is our THIRD school improvement plan! Why aren't we seeing any results?"
"We have all of this data, but we don't know what to do with it!"
"What does this workshop have to do with the goals we set for our school?
Many of today's school leaders have all the latest tools, techniques, and programs for school improvement. Unfortunately, some leaders fail to create real, sustainable results for their schools because they use one or two "flavor-of-the-month" strategies without connecting all the pieces together for real improvement.
In Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement, Nancy J. Mooney and Ann T. Mausbach emphasize the importance of coordinating essential school improvement processes to increase staff capacity, improve student achievement, and develop effective schools. The authors show school leaders how to use "power tools" to
Develop effective curriculum
Make the most of their school's data
Create successful school improvement plans
Implement valuable professional development sessions and workshops
Use efficient supervisory techniques
Foster leadership for school improvement
Each chapter includes personal reflections from the authors and lists of touchstone texts that have inspired their efforts.
At a time when school leaders are trying to translate urgent calls for higher achievement into actions that work, Align the Design provides expert guidance and practical tools that will help educators work more purposefully together to create better schools for their students.
Developing Curriculum Leadership and Design
Aligning the Design for School Improvement
Making Sense of the Data
Providing Accountability for the Data
Working the Plan for School Improvement
Developing Powerful Professional Development
Supervising Teaching, Learning, and People
Creating Leaders for School Improvement
About the Authors
Posted August 5, 2009
Align the Design was a required text for a post graduate class on School Improvement. Many of the principles discussed were relevant to the operation of schools in today's society.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 31, 2012
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