Systems for Change in Literacy Education: A Guide to Professional Development / Edition 1

Systems for Change in Literacy Education: A Guide to Professional Development / Edition 1

by Carol Lyons, Gay Su Pinnell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0325002827

ISBN-13: 9780325002828

Pub. Date: 02/14/2001

Publisher: Heinemann

Twice before, Carol Lyons and Gay Su Pinnell teamed up as coauthors and helped tens of thousands of literacy educators transform classroom practice. Now, with their latest collaboration, Lyons and Pinnell turn their eye to K-6 literacy teachers' professional development, offering the theories, designs, guidelines, examples, and materials needed to bring about

Overview

Twice before, Carol Lyons and Gay Su Pinnell teamed up as coauthors and helped tens of thousands of literacy educators transform classroom practice. Now, with their latest collaboration, Lyons and Pinnell turn their eye to K-6 literacy teachers' professional development, offering the theories, designs, guidelines, examples, and materials needed to bring about schoolwide, long-lasting change.

Lyons and Pinnell asked themselves: "What if we could create more and better ways for teachers to learn from their own teaching? What if we could provide high-quality, ongoing professional development and coaching for literacy teachers that result in improving their students' achievement?" Well, they could . . . and they did.

Systems for Change offers specific - and, quite often, unique - suggestions for planning and implementing a literacy professional development course. Everything is covered, including how to get started the right way, what materials are needed and where to find them, what are the best activities for effective, hands-on practice, and how to develop K-6 inservice courses throughout the year. Particular emphasis is placed on how to help teachers of the reading and writing processes improve via coaching.

Most books about teacher-education processes are generic in their descriptions. This one is different. It is uniquely designed to enable staff developers and teacher educators to help teachers become effective in their teaching of the reading and writing processes. A framework for conceptualizing professional development programs is presented, along with guidelines, descriptions, and examples for using this framework to create a comprehensive K-6 professional development literacy program.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325002828
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/14/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
510,816
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Developing Teachers' Conceptual Knowledge and Skills

Understanding and Supporting Adult Learning

A Framework for the Effective Professional Development of Literacy

Learning to Be Literate

Teaching Literacy: What Teachers Need to Know

Implementing High-Quality Professional Development

Organizing and Implementing a Professional Development System

Planning a Professional Development Course for Literacy Educators

Assessing the Classroom Context

Introducing and Trying New Procedures: The Basics and Demonstration

Enabling Professional Development Through Coaching

Analysis of Teaching as a Base

Analysis of Literacy Instruction

Working for Shifts in Teaching

Establishing the Analytic/Reflective Cycle

Supporting Lasting Change

Supporting Extended Learning

The Challenge of Professional Development

Design, Professional Development, and Performance Standards

Learning to Become a Teacher Educator: Making the Most of What We Know

Appendixes

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