50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development (3rd Revised edition)

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development (3rd Revised edition)

By: Fenwick W. English (author), Betty E. Steffy (author), William K. Poston (author), Carolyn J. Downey (author)Mixed Media

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Confronting gaps in school achievement requires a systematic examination of the entire school system and a comprehensive problem-solving approach. Written for school leaders, this completely revised and expanded edition outlines 50 detailed, researched-based strategies for developing high-performing schools. Emphasizing the provision of equal educational opportunities for all learners, this book is organized around six critical standards: - Teach a well-crafted, focused, valid, and clear curriculum - Align assessments, programmes, and instructional resources with curriculum - Promote student equality and equity - Focus on mastery learning and effective teaching strategies - Provide resources for establishing curriculum expectations, monitoring, and accountability - Institute effective district and school planning, staff development, and resource allocation to create a quality learning environment With field-tested best practices and an expanded bibliography and research base, this hands-on guide provides school leaders with strategies that give all learners the opportunity to succeed.

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Carolyn J. Downey is professor emeritus of educational leadership in the College of Education at San Diego State University. She formerly was the superintendent for the Kyrene School District, Phoenix-Tempe, Arizona. Downey has written several books and numerous articles. She is the author of the training program "The Three-Minute Walk-Through and Reflective Feedback for Higher Student Achievement." Her most recent book with Betty E. Steffy, William K. Poston Jr., and Fenwick W. English is 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap. She was the major architect of the CMSI Individual School Audit using the 50 Characteristics for Higher Student Achievement. She is the author of several of the Principal-Teacher Series for Higher Student Achievement training materials. She received her MS from the University of Southern California and her PhD from Arizona State University. Betty E. Steffy is a retired professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University. She formerly was a dean of a School of Education at a regional campus of Purdue University and served as deputy superintendent of instruction in the Kentucky Department of Education. She served as a superintendent of schools in New Jersey and as a director of curriculum for a regional educational agency in Pennsylvania. She created the professional development model entitled Life Cycle of the Career Teacher. She is the author/coauthor of ten books in education and numerous articles and symposium papers at UCEA and AERA. She earned her BA, MAT, and EdD from the University of Pittsburgh. Learn more about William Poston's PD offerings William K. Poston Jr. is an Emeritus Professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he served for 17 years. A former math and physics teacher, he accumulated 25 years of experience in educational administration including 15 years as a superintendent in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, and in Billings, Montana. His experience includes serving as executive director of the Iowa School Business Management Academy-the licensure program for school business managers in Iowa-for 15 years. He is the originator of curriculum-driven budgeting, and he has led over 75 curriculum audits. Poston has written 13 books and over 40 journal articles and continues to provide extensive service to schools in the areas of evaluation, curriculum management auditing, performance-based budgeting, and organizational quality improvement. Fenwick W. English (Ph.D.) is the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position he has held since 2001. As a scholar/practitioner he has held positions as a school principal and superintendent of schools in California and New York and as a department chair, dean, and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at universities in Ohio and Indiana. He is the former President of the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). His research has been reported in national and international academic forums. He edited the 2006 SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, the 2009 SAGE Library of Educational Thought and Practice: Educational Leadership and Administration; and the 2011 SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership (2nd Ed.). In 2013, he received the Living Legend Award from NCPEA for his lifetime contribution to the field of educational leadership.

Contents

Preface Dedication About the Author of the Facilitator's Guide and Video About the Authors of the Book How to Use This Guide Standard by-Standard Study Guide for 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap by Carolyn J. Downey, et al. Welcome and Book Study Seminars Introduction Introduction Mini-Lecture I.1: Beginnings and Study Seminar Goals Video Segment and Discussion Activity I.2: Author Goals and Introduction Reading and Discussion Activity I.3: Book Preface and Introduction Reading and Discussion Activity I.4 Six Standards Video Segment and Discussion Activity I.5: History and Overview Journal Exercise Handouts for Welcome and Book Study Seminars Introduction Standard One: Establish a Well-Crafted, Focused, Valid, and Clear Curriculum to Direct Teaching Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 1.A: Standard One Introduction Video Segment and Discussion Activity 1.B: Standard One Overview Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 1.C: Nine Strategies of Standard One Discussion Activity 1.D: Analysis of Standard One Video Segment and Discussion Activity 1.E: User Comments Regarding Standard One and Its' Strategies Application Exercise 1.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard One Expectations Closure Activities 1.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard One Standard Two: Provide Assessments with the Curriculum Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 2.A: Standard Two Introduction Video Segment and Discussion Activity 2.B: Standard Two Overview Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 2.C: Nine Strategies of Standard Two Discussion Activity 2.D: Analysis of Standard Two Video Segment and Discussion Activity 2.E: User Comments Regarding Standard Two and Its' Strategies Application Exercise 2.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard Two Expectations Closure Activities 2.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard Two Standard Three: Align Program and Instructional Resources with the Curriculum Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 3.A: Standard Three Introduction Video Segment and Discussion Activity 3.B: Standard Three Overview Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 3.C: Nine Strategies of Standard Three Discussion Activity 3.D: Analysis of Standard Three Video Segment and Discussion Activity 3.E: User Comments Regarding Standard Three and Its' Strategies Application Exercise 3.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard Three Expectations Closure Activities 3.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard Three Standard Four: Use a Mastery Learning Approach and Effective Teaching Strategies Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 4.A: Standard Four Introduction Video Segment and Discussion Activity 4.B: Standard Four Overview Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 4.C: Seven Strategies of Standard Four Discussion Activity 4.D: Analysis of Standard Four Video Segment and Discussion Activity 4.E: User Comments Regarding Standard Four and Its' Strategies Application Exercise 4.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard Four Expectations Closure Activities 4.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard Four Standard Five: Establish Curriculum Expectations, Monitoring, and Accountability Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 5.A: Standard Five Introduction Video Segment and Discussion Activity 5.B: Standard Five Overview Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 5.C: Five Strategies of Standard Five Discussion Activity 5.D: Analysis of Standard Five Video Segment and Discussion Activity 5.E: User Comments Regarding Standard Five and Its' Strategies Application Exercise 5.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard Five Expectations Closure Activities 5.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard Five Standard Six: Institute Effective District and School Planning, Staff Development, and Resource Allocation, and Provide a Quality Learning Environment Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 6.A: Standard Six Introduction Video Segment and Discussion Activity 6.B: Standard Six Overview Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 6.C: Eleven Strategies of Standard Six Discussion Activity 6.D: Analysis of Standard Six Video Segment and Discussion Activity 6.E: User Comments Regarding Standard Six and Its' Strategies Application Exercise 6.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard Six Expectations Closure Activities 6.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard Six Summary and Multi-Year Planning Reading and Discussion Activity S.A: Summary Video Segment and Discussion Activity S.B: Themes Video Segment and Discussion Activity S.C: Planning Video Segment and Discussion Activity S.D: Conclusion Ways to Organize the Book Study Seminar Series Evaluation Sample References

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412977463
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781412977463
  • weight: 1973
  • ISBN10: 1412977460
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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