Facilitator's Guide to Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World: Harnessing Data for School Improvement

Facilitator's Guide to Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World: Harnessing Data for School Improvement

By: Sonia Ben Jaafar (author), Lorna M. Earl (author), Steven Katz (author)Paperback

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Designed around the bestseller by Lorna M. Earl and Steven Katz, this Facilitator's Guide to Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World gives staff developers and workshop leaders the tools to facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events to help school leaders integrate data as a vital force in the school reform process. This facilitator's guide features chapter summaries, discussion questions, journal prompts, staff development activities, resources, a seminar evaluation form, and more.

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About Author

Lorna M. Earl is a director of Aporia Consulting Ltd. and a retired associate professor from the Department of Theory and Policy Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She was the first director of assessment for the Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office, and she as been a researcher and research director in school districts for over 20 years. Throughout her career, Earl has concentrated her efforts on policy and program evaluations as a vehicle to enhance learning for pupils and for organizations. She has done extensive work in the areas of literacy and the middle years, but has concentrated her efforts on issues related to evaluation of large-scale reform and assessment (large-scale and classroom) in many venues around the world. She has worked extensively in schools and school boards, and has been involved in consultation, research, and staff development with teachers' organizations, ministries of education, school districts, and charitable foundations. Earl holds a doctorate in epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as degrees in education and psychology. Steven Katz is a director with the research and evaluation firm Aporia Consulting Ltd. and a permanent faculty member in Human Development and Applied Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. He is an associate member of the School of Graduate Studies and is the coordinator of the Psychology of Learning and Development initial teacher education program component. Katz has a doctorate in human development and applied psychology, with a specialization in applied cognitive science. His areas of expertise include cognition and learning, teacher education, networked learning communities, and the design of data-driven systems for organizational accountability, planning, and improvement. He has received the Governor General's medal for excellence in his field, and has been involved in research and evaluation, professional development, and consulting with a host of educational organizations around the world. Sonia Ben Jaafar is a research associate at Aporia Consulting Ltd. She works internationally to support policy and program development and implementation through applied research and evaluation. Her areas of expertise include assessment, accountability, educational reform, policy and program development, and comparative studies. Ben Jaafar graduated from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto with a PhD in theory and policy studies. She also holds an MA in curriculum, teaching, and learning; a BEd specialized in science education; and a BSc in biochemistry.

Contents

About the Authors Introduction How to Use This Guide Suggested Timeline for Workshop Schedule Overview of the Book Additional Resources for Facilitators Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Facilitator's Guide to Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World: Harnessing Data for School Improvement by Lorna M. Earl and Steven Katz Segment 1: What Do You Believe About Your School? Chapter 1. Putting Data at the Center of School Improvement Segment 2: Capacities for Using Data for Decision Making Chapter 2. Using Data for Informed Decision Making Chapter 3. Cultivating the Qualities of Data-Driven Leadership Segment 3: What Is the Context and Direction of This Inquiry? Chapter 4. Developing an Inquiry Habit of Mind Segment 4: What Are the Data and Questions for This Inquiry? Chapter 5. Becoming Data Literate Segment 5: How Do We Make Sense of the Data? Chapter 5. Becoming Data Literate Chapter 6. Creating a Culture of Inquiry Segment 6: How Do We Do Something About What We Find? Chapter 6. Creating a Culture of Inquiry Segment 7: Sustaining the Process Chapter 7. Sustaining the Process: The Cycle of Inquiry Handouts Handout 1. Metaphor Reflection Activity Sheet Handout 2. Initial Environmental Scan Activity Sheet: Part 1 Handout 3. Initial Environmental Scan Activity Sheet: Part 2 Handout 4. Selecting Your Colors Activity Sheet Handout 5. Block the Canvas: From Indicator Categories to Questions Activity Sheet Handout 6. Block the Canvas: From Questions to Data Sources Activity Sheet Handout 7. Data Quality Activity Sheet Handout 8. Questions About Data Quality Activity Sheet Handout 9. Interpreting the Individual Data Sources Activity Sheet Handout 10. Consensus About Interpretations Activity Sheet Workshop Evaluation Form

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412955126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 64
  • ID: 9781412955126
  • weight: 200
  • ISBN10: 1412955122

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