Leading Collaborative Learning: Empowering Excellence

Leading Collaborative Learning: Empowering Excellence

By: Lyn Sharratt (author), Beate Planche (author)Paperback

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This resource-rich book provides a straightforward, strategic path to achieving sustainable communities of collaborative learners. Research-proven inquiry techniques, vignettes, case studies and action-oriented protocols help you build strong learning relationships for high-impact student achievement.

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Consulting Description: Data Consulting Description: Leadership Lyn Sharratt coordinates the doctoral internship program in Educational Administration for the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Lyn is the former Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Services in the York Region District School Board, a large Canadian school district, where she and her curriculum team analyzed assessment data and developed a comprehensive literacy improvement program which they launched with the cooperation of senior leadership, principals in over 200 schools, and 9,000 teachers. The continuously improving 14 Parameter program resulted in increased achievement for a diverse, multicultural, and multilingual population of over 115,000 students, and the district became the top performing district in Ontario. Lyn has been a curriculum consultant and administrator, and she has also taught all elementary grades and secondary-age students in inner-city and rural settings. Lyn has analyzed and commented on public policy for a provincial trustee organization, the Ontario Public School Boards' Association, has taught pre-service education at York University, and led in-service professional learning in a provincial teachers' union head office. She is lead author, with Michael Fullan, of Realization: The Change Imperative for Increasing District-Wide Reform (Corwin, 2009); Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders do! (Corwin, 2012), and with author/colleague Gale Harild, Good to Great to Innovate: Recalculating the Route to Career Readiness (Corwin, 2015). Currently, Lyn is on the Advisory Board of the International System and School Leadership Programs for the Ontario Principals' Council, is an Author Consultant for Corwin Publishing and consults internationally, working with states, systems, school districts, administrators, curriculum consultants, and teachers in Australia, Canada, Chile, the United States, the United Kingdom systematically increase all students' achievement by putting FACES on the data and taking intentional action to move from Good to Great to Innovate. Visit her website at www.lynsharratt.com; join her on Twitter @LynSharratt and participate with tens of thousands in her Educational Leadership Group on LinkedIn. Beate Planche is an educational practitioner, consultant and researcher. Beate is a sessional instructor in Graduate Education for the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Through her consulting work, Beate provides research, consulting and coaching for educators in the areas of literacy programming, collaborative inquiry, and inquiry-based learning for students. Beate is a former Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Services in the York Region District School Board as well as a former Superintendent supervising schools, a principal, vice principal and a co-director of a private school. During Beate's tenure as Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Services, the department she led served over 200 schools and 9,000 teachers through their work with Area Superintendents, area Learning Networks and their work with new teachers, and teachers seeking individual support. In her 20 years in educational administration, Beate has led in-service professional learning and has supported and mentored many new administrators, as well as curriculum and teacher leaders. Beate taught elementary as well as secondary students, spending a large portion of her career in Special Education working with students identified with learning disabilities. Beate has been an adjunct professor supporting teacher candidates for York University, has worked on contract with Ontario's Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, and, is presently on the Boards of Learning Forward-Ontario and the Character Community Foundation of York Region. Beate is the author of over 20 published articles and reviewed papers. Visit Beate at LinkedIn, on Twitter @bmplanche, or on her website www.beateplanche.com


List of Figures and Tables Foreword by Jim Knight Introduction by John Hattie Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Chapter 1. Leading Collaborative Learning Moving to Excellence Guided by Research Definitions Set the Stage How We Lead Matters Our Research Broad Themes Emerging From the Research Collaborative Learning Cultivates Leadership The Impact of Collaboration on Student Learning A Pause for Reflection Chapter 2. From Theory Into Action Conditions for System Success Constructivism Frames Our Approach to Inquiry Collaborative Learning Is Our Approach to Leading Translating Our Theory of Action Into Four Practical Elements The Impact of Collaboration on Student Learning A Pause for Reflection Chapter 3. System Leaders Working Alongside School Leaders The Importance of System Leadership Leadership With Attitude: From Collegiality to Co-Learning Preparing Leaders to Lead Learning Structures That Drive Learning Applying Our Theory of Action The Impact of Collaboration on Student Learning A Pause for Reflection Chapter 4. School Leaders Working Alongside Teacher-Leaders Leadership for Student Achievement and Collaborative Learning Five Dimensions of Leadership Contextual Factors That Build Collaboration Using Leadership Influence Practical First Steps Enabling Collaborative Inquiry The Strong Case for Accomplished Teacher-Leaders in Every School Data That Matter When Time Is an Issue, a System Leader or Principal Might ... Voices From the Field: A Case Study Applying Our Theory of Action The Impact of Collaboration on Student Learning A Pause for Reflection Chapter 5. Teachers Working Alongside Teachers Unstructured and Structured Collaboration Changing the "What" in Learning Conversations Learning Protocols as Scaffolds to Successful Collaborative Inquiry Applying Our Theory of Action A Pause for Reflection The Impact of Collaboration on Student Learning Chapter 6. Teachers and Students Working Alongside Each Other Teaching Is Evolving What's the Difference? Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Learning, and Co-Learning Authentic Collaborative Learning Matters Teachers as Stewards Personalization and Differentiation Matters Classroom Inquiry-Based Learning: A Timely Approach Student-Led Learning Walks Applying Our Theory of Action A Pause for Reflection Our Culminating Event The Impact of Collaboration on Student Learning Afterword by Michael Fullan Appendices Appendix A. Survey Questions Appendix B. A Protocol to Establish Norms of Engagement Appendix C. Inhibiting and Enabling Conditions for Collaboration Appendix D. Sample Collaborative Discussion Protocol Appendix E. Benefits and Challenges of Networked Learning Communities Appendix F. Guiding Questions for Leaders in the Establishment of a School Leadership Team Appendix G. A Professional Learning Protocol: Sharing Student Work as a Driver for Co-Learning for Three to Four Participants Appendix H. A Protocol for the Process of Co-Learning With and Without Release Time Appendix I. Practical Beginnings to Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning Appendix J. Assessment Within Inquiry Processes The Book Study Glossary References and Further Readings Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781483368979
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781483368979
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 1483368971

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