School Systems That Learn: Improving Professional Practice, Overcoming Limitations, and Diffusing Innovation / Edition 1

School Systems That Learn: Improving Professional Practice, Overcoming Limitations, and Diffusing Innovation / Edition 1

by Paul B. Ash, John P. D'Auria
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ISBN-10:
1452271984
ISBN-13:
9781452271989
Pub. Date:
11/30/2012
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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School Systems That Learn: Improving Professional Practice, Overcoming Limitations, and Diffusing Innovation / Edition 1

When school systems learn, professional practice improves and student achievement increases

Picture this: Teachers sharing insights and challenges. Principals leading with trust. Central office leaders inspiring and supporting principals. A synergistic learning system that results in all students succeeding. This practitioner's guide to creating a system-wide learning organization focuses on professional learning as the stimulus to improving student achievement. Experienced superintendents Paul Ash and John D'Auria provide a blueprint to:

  • Improve schools through system-wide professional learning
  • Increase student achievement by instilling a deep-rooted culture of curiosity
  • Bolster faculty and staff morale with trust-building initiatives
  • Align professional development with student-centered district standards

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452271989
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,212,134
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Introduction
1. Six Reasons Why School Systems Don’t Educate All Students at High Levels
2. The Four Right Drivers of Change
3. The Importance of Trust
4. Collaboration in All Directions: Elevating the Importance of Teamwork
5. Capacity Building for All Educators
6. Leaders at All Levels
7. Why Building a K-12 Learning School System Is so Difficult
8. Whole School System Change and the Diffusion of Innovation
Index

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School Systems That Learn: Improving Professional Practice, Overcoming Limitations, and Diffusing Innovation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Reviewer2 More than 1 year ago
Excellent overview of the importance of professional learning.  Practical, well-written, and applicable in today's dynamic school systems.