Developing Learning Communities Through Teacher Expertise

Developing Learning Communities Through Teacher Expertise

by Giselle O. Martin-Kniep
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761946179

ISBN-13: 9780761946175

Pub. Date: 10/14/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Learn practical methods for developing a collaborative environment where teachers and administrators work together to enhance teachers' practices, increase student learning, and produce valuable school processes.

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Learn practical methods for developing a collaborative environment where teachers and administrators work together to enhance teachers' practices, increase student learning, and produce valuable school processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761946175
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/14/2003
Series:
1-Off Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,409,975
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Learning Communities
What Are Learning Communities?
Why Are They Important?
What Do Learning Communities Do? What do They Require to Function?
What Gets in the Way of the Development of Learning Communities?
What Can We Do to Support Learning Communities?
Possible Questions for the Reader
Recommended Books on Learning Communities
2. Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment Design
What Does It Take to Develop a Standards-Based, Learner-Centered Unit?
How Do We Help Teachers Develop High-Quality Standards-Based Units?
Possible Questions for the Reader
Recommended Books on Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment Design
3. Data-Driven Inquiry and Action Research
Three Examples of Inquiry
How Can Schools Support Individual, Collaborative, and School-Based Research?
Possible Questions for the Reader
Recommended Books on Action Research and Use of Data
4. Professional Portfolios
What Do Professional Portfolios Include?
Understanding and Use of Standards-Based and Learner-Centered Curriculum and Assessment
Use of Reflection and Data to Improve One's Practice
How Are Professional Portfolios Organized?
How Can Schools Begin to Support the Development and Use of Professional Portfolios?
Possible Questions for the Reader
Recommended Books on Portfolios
5. Developing an Action Plan
Identification of Internal Expertise
Assessment of Needs
Brokering of Relationships Among Teachers
Curriculum and Assessment Design Work
Inquiry and Analysis Work
Professional Portfolio Work
Appendix A: Description of CSETL and Its Mission
Appendix B: Unit Design Template
Appendix C: Application to Become a CSETL Fellow
Appendix D: Professional Portfolio Rubric
References
Index

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