ISBN-10:
013301388X
ISBN-13:
2900133013886
Pub. Date:
04/17/2013
Publisher:
Pearson
Literacy Leadership Handbook: Best Practices for Developing Professional Literacy Communities / Edition 1

Literacy Leadership Handbook: Best Practices for Developing Professional Literacy Communities / Edition 1

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Overview

An invaluable tool for current and aspiring literacy leaders, The Literacy Leadership Handbook by Cindy Lassonde and Kristine C. Tucker presents clear advice and guidelines for fostering collaboration among colleagues, improving teacher effectiveness by involving teachers as learners, and engaging teachers in planning for their own growth and development. Included are contributions from classroom teachers across grade levels, literacy coaches and reading specialists working in school districts, representatives from outside agencies, teacher educators, administrators, and parents in both urban and rural school settings. Also included are connections to the Common Core State Standards and Response to Intervention, and discussions of how ethical literacy leaders face and solve problems.

Note: This is the standalone book, if you want the book and access card order the ISBN below:

0133449211 / 9780133449211 Literacy Leadership Handbook, The: Best Practices for Developing Professional Literacy Communities Plus Children's and Young Adult Literature Database — Access Card *

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013301388X / 9780133013887 Literacy Leadership Handbook, The: Best Practices for Developing Professional Literacy Communities

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900133013886
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 04/17/2013
Series: Pearson Professional Development
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Cindy Lassonde is Professor in the Elementary Education and Reading Department at the State University of New York College at Oneonta where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy and special education. Formerly, she taught elementary language arts for over twenty years. As a writer, she is the author of numerous articles published in professional journals and has authored and edited 12 books on children’s writing and literacy leadership. She is most proud of being the mom of three beautiful daughters and the wife of the love of her life!

Kristine C. Tucker is a 7th-grade language arts teacher at Central Middle School in Long Hill Township, New Jersey. Formerly, she taught in elementary education and special education. She has also served as a New Jersey State Reading Coach, K—12 Literacy Coach, and Assistant Professor of Education. Her interests include literacy leadership and learning, experiential education, global education, humane education, and adult learning. Kristine is thankful for the love and support of her husband and three sons.

Table of Contents

Preface

Dedications

About the Authors

About the Contributors

Foreword by Richard Allington

Preface

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Reframing the Culture of Literacy Leadership

Introduction

Literacy Leadership in Today’s Educational and Political Forum

The Common Core State Standards Connection: The Call to Common Ground by Tracey Johnson

Creating a Renaissance

Reframing Literacy Leadership

Evolving Roles and Approaches

Individual Approach to Literacy Leadership

Team Approach to Literacy Leadership

Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: It Definitely Takes a Team! by Dawn Hamlin

Literacy Communities as Levers for Change

Professional Standards Supporting Literacy Leadership in Schools

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: Sharing the Responsibility for Literacy and Student Learning by Jennifer Ireland

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Complexities of Literacy Leadership by Virginia Goatley

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

Classroom Activity

Professional Development Activity

References

Chapter 2: Portraying a Paradigm for Change

Introduction

Response to Intervention (RTI): Moving Targets by Dawn Hamlin

Systems Thinking and Literacy Leadership

Linking Systems Thinking to Purpose, Philosophy, and Pedagogy

The Common Core State Standards Connection: Navigating Implementation by Tracey Johnson

Narrative Inquiry, Experience, and Literacy Leadership

Appreciative Coaching and Literacy Leadership

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: The “A for Effort” Dilemma by Jill Lewis-Spector

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Our Collaborative Journey of Change by Sandra Athans

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

Classroom Activity

Professional Development Activity

References

Chapter 3: Painting a Vision of Literacy Leadership

Introduction

A Portrait of Goals for Literacy Leaders

Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: Explicit and Intense: Welcome to the Emergency Room

Goal #1: Literacy Leaders Seek to Improve Evidence-Based Literacy Pedagogy

Goal #2: Literacy Leaders Seek to Improve the Performance of All Students

Goal #3: Literacy Leaders Seek to Affect School Culture

A Portrait of Effective Professional Development

The Common Core State Standards Connection: Continue to Press toward the Mark by Tracey Johnson

Case Scenarios

Painting a Portrait of Literacy Learning Communities

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: Complementing Professional Standards with Personal Standards by Deborah Bordelon

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Chipping Away at a Wall of Resistance by Katie Stover

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

Classroom Activity

Professional Development Activity

References

Chapter 4: Nurturing a Mosaic of Adult Learners

Introduction

The Common Core State Standards Connection: Preparing for the Journey Ahead by Tracey Johnson

Working with a Mosaic of Adult Learners

Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: Training for the Data Olympics by Dawn Hamlin

Assumption #1: Adult learners need to know why they are being asked to learn something new before engaging in the learning process.

Assumption #2: Adult learners come to learning situations with a wealth of experience.

Assumption #3: Adults are ready to learn when they perceive the need to change to be more effective at what they do.

Assumption #4: Adults are motivated to learn after they experience the need for a change.

Assumption #5: Adults are motivated to learn based on internal needs.

Assumption #6: Adult learners are self-directing.

The Artist as Specialist

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: How Do I Keep on Working? by Mary Ann Luciano

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Maintaining Respectful Relationships or “You’re Not the Boss of Me!” by Carolyn Chryst

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

Classroom Activity

Professional Development Activity

References

Chapter 5: Sketching Critical and Collaborative Communication

Introduction

Artful Communication

Etching Proactive Communication

The Common Core State Standards Connection: In All They Getting…Get an Understanding by Tracey Johnson

Critical Collaboration

Collaborative Communication

Etching the Communication Process

The Speaker’s Message

The Listener and the Response

Etching Literacy Contexts

Large-Group Discussions

Working with Small Groups or Individuals

Dealing with Confrontation and Negotiation

Communicating Through Writing

Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: Decision-Making and Reviewing by Dawn Hamlin

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: Crafting Ethical Communication by Janet Richards

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Delivering the Hard Message by Dawn Wenzel

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

Classroom Activity

Professional Development Activity

References

Chapter 6: Innovating a Mosaic of Creative Change

Introduction

Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: Tools of the Trade by Dawn Hamlin

Creativity and Literacy Leadership

The Common Core State Standards Connection: Involvement and Influence in Planning Change by Tracey Johnson

Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation in Action at Ridge and Valley Charter School

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: Advocating for a Model of Equity by Sherry Dismuke and Robin Sly

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Encouraging Teachers to Embrace Connectedness by Kathleen Muir

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

Classroom Activity

Professional Development Activity

References

Chapter 7: Texturizing with Resources

Introduction

The Texture of Professional Literacy Associations

The Texture of Online Professional Development and Networking

Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: What’s Up Online? by Dawn Hamlin

The Common Core State Standards Connection: Built-In Resources by Tracey Johnson

The Texture of Partnerships

Building Collaborative PD Models

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: Travelling the Narrow Path by Kyle Pace

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Collaborating with Stakeholders by Shelly Terrell

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

Classroom Activity

Professional Development Activity

References

Chapter 8: Celebrating the Masterpiece

Introduction

Assessing Progress

Collaborative, Team Leadership

Translating Values into Action

The Common Core State Standards: Continue to Press toward the Mark by Tracey Johnson

Re-setting Goals

Celebrating Successes

Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: Celebrating Achievements by Dawn Hamlin

Redefining Our Role and Job Description

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: Celebrating Successes through “Star Tattoos” by Janet Richards

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Supporting Literacy Leadership by Krislynn Dengler

Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

Classroom Activity

Professional Development Activity

References

Appendix: Professional Literacy Associations

American Reading Company by Jane Hileman

The American Reading Forum by Nance Wilson and Michael French

The Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers by Mary Roe, John Smith, and Rob Erwin

International Reading Association by Victoria Risko

Literacy Research Association by Patricia Anders

National Council of Teachers of English by Yvonne Siu-Runjan

Afterword

Index

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