The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook: Lessons Learned and Best Practices From Classrooms, Districts, and Schools

The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook: Lessons Learned and Best Practices From Classrooms, Districts, and Schools

by Dale W. Lick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412913241

ISBN-13: 9781412913249

Pub. Date: 05/22/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In this practical guide, an experienced group of contributors provide concrete strategies and real-world examples for implementing this highly successful design for professional learning communities.

Overview

In this practical guide, an experienced group of contributors provide concrete strategies and real-world examples for implementing this highly successful design for professional learning communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412913249
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/22/2006
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Harold M. Brewer
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
About the Editors
Part I: Getting Started
1. Introducing Whole-Faculty Study Groups - Carlene U. Murphy and Dale W. Lick
2. Applying the Whole-Faculty Study Groups Framework in Schools - Ann Proctor
3. Aligning Whole-Faculty Study Groups With Staff Development Standards - Michael Murphy
Part II: Leadership and Sponsorship
4. Enhancing the Principal's Instructional Leadership Role - J. Patrick Mahon
5. Strengthening School Improvement Plans Through District Sponsorship - Anita Kissinger
6. Partnering With Teacher Unions for School Improvement - Adam Urbanski and Xochitl Perez Castillo
Part III: Study Groups and Learning Communities
7. Answering the Question: Do Professional Learning Communities Really Work? - Andrew E. Koenigs
8. Establishing Student Study Groups - Robin P. Cooper and Gwendolyn Baggett
9. Implementing Study Groups for Principals - Emily Weiskopf
Part IV: Key Success Elements
10.The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Rubric: Defining Context, Process, and Content - Carlene U. Murphy
11. Building Commitment - Kenneth Sherman and Kim Reynolds-Manglitz
12. Using Study Groups for Cultural Change in Schools - Michael L. Rothman and Ronald E. Walker
13. Changing School Culture - Jill Potts and Jeff Zoul
14. Using Data to Improve Achievement in Mathematics - Teri Roberts
15. Making Data-Based Decisions for School Success - Karl H. Clauset, Sherman H. Parker, and Marcia R. Whitney
Part V: Instructional Strategies
16. Improving the Quality of Student Performance - Steve Keyes
17. Implementing Instructional Strategies - Terri L. Jenkins and Lynn K. Baber
18. Implementing Reading and Mathematics Programs - Julie J. Nall
19. Enhancing Performance in the English Language Arts - Charlotte Ann Buisson
20. Raising Student Achievement in Reading and Mathematics - Lisa S. Smith
21. Improving Reading in Primary Grades - Angela S. Dillon
Part VI: Perspectives for Teachers and Teaching
22. Increasing Teacher Learning to Improve Student Learning - Beverly S. Strickland
23. Changing Teachers' Beliefs About Students and Learning - Danette R. Smith
24. Creating School Successes: A Teacher's Point-of-View - Beverly A. Gross
25. Planning and Implementing Strategies for School Improvement - Emily Weiskopf
26. Activating a Professional Teacher Evaluation Model - Jill Potts and Jeff Zoul
Part VII: State and National Initiatives
27. Going Statewide With Whole-Faculty Study Groups in Louisiana - Teri Roberts
28. Developing and Supporting Leaders: A New Day, A New Way With New Results - Deb Page and Gale Hulme
29. Improving Schools Through Statewide Collaboration - Stephen M. Preston
30. Establishing a Support Network: The National Whole-Faculty Study Groups Center - Carlene U. Murphy
Part VIII: An Overview of School Reform
31. Improving Schools: Seeing the Big Picture - Dale W. Lick and Carlene U. Murphy
References
Action Research—Related Sources
Index

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