While it is true that students who struggle with reading can lose important ground during the summer, it is possible to help these students hold onto the previous school year's learning as well as gain new ground to put them ahead for fall.
Written by Marti Richardson, a past president of the National Staff Development council and a recognized leader in professional development and curriculum development, Succeeding With Struggling Students details the development and implementation process for a summer reading lab. Designed around a learn-it-teach-it cycle, the lab combines professional development for teachers--to develop their facility with research-based interventions and immediate classroom practice--with the specific interventions to benefit struggling students.
With each component of the summer intervention lab blueprint, Richardson offers a description of the model program she developed for her district. For administrators, staff developers, and curriculum directors, she provides a set of questions to assist their district and school teams customize the blueprint to their specific goals, needs, and requirements.
Foreword Preface The Genesis of the Book A Fresh Approach to Thinking Results A Sequential Model for Program Planning: Organization and Content Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Laying the Foundation: Indentifying Needs Meet William The Achievement Gap William's District Addressing the Problem Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template 2. Planning How We Got There Paving the Way: Preparing to Develop the Model Developing the Model Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template 3. Selecting Educators: The Quest for Excellence A Results-Based Selection Process A Student-Focused Outcome Articulating the Selection Process: Why It Is Important What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do Assessment Tools to Ensure Quality in the Selection Process Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template 4. Developing a Purpose-Driven Curriculum Acquiring Knowledge Planning the Curriculum Organizing and Categorizing the Questions Developing a "Question Wheel" Characteristics of a Preview Curriculum Planning Elements Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template 5. Value-Added Instruction Instructional Effectiveness Making Critical Decisions Analyzing the Critical Decisions The Acquisition Lesson Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template 6. Professional Development for Student Learning Finding the Key to Success Setting the Standard for Professional Learning in the Program Student Success and the Standards The PLP and the Professional Growth Design The Role of the Administrator and Coach Lab-Based Staff Development Staff Development Agendas Scheduling Evaluating Professional Development Expected Outcomes for Staff Development Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template 7. Assessing for Effectiveness: Evaluating Quality Establishing the Evaluation Framework Evaluating the Journey Amplifying Formative Assessment Tools Assessing as Staff Development Appraising, Judging, and Measuring Value Evaluation Design Summative Evaluation Evaluation Results Expanding the Concept Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template 8. Summary: Exceeding Expectations William Today Moving Forward: Glacing Back Our Challenge Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template Appendix A: Evaluation Results Appendix B: Expanding the Concept Appendix C: Glossary Resources References Index