Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities

Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities

By: Gayle H. Gregory (editor), Linda M. Kuzmich (editor)Paperback

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'Ready-to-use templates and clear instructions make this material user-friendly and clear. Especially helpful is the cross-reference matrix showing how a strategy can be used in more than one area.'uWilliam Osman, President, New Jersey Staff Development Council'An excellent introduction integrates the five 'theaters of the mind' in a brief and coherent way.'uChristelle Estrada, Director of Professional Development Services, Salt Lake City School District, UTA comprehensive set of tools for achieving lasting results and sustaining a professional learning community!Sustaining results-oriented team efforts is hard work, and achieving diversified solutions to complex issues over time requires commitment and creativity. To support the momentum of learning communities, Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities provides an illustrated collection of ready-to-use tools and examples of plans in action for results-oriented faculty and staff.Focusing on the where, what, why, how, and when to use each of the 61 strategies, best-selling authors Gayle Gregory and Lin Kuzmich offer the tools your team needs to succeed. You will learn to:Create and sustain a growth-oriented climate that encourages feedback and builds trustShare knowledge and skills to expand and optimize resultsBuild resilience, develop creative solutions, and manage changeDetermine priorities and create excellence during goal setting, tying data to practice, and analyzing resultsAn indispensable guide for teachers, teacher leaders, and school administrators, this handbook is ideal for school and district staff serving as meeting and workshop leaders and facilitators.

About Author

Gayle H. Gregory is first and foremost a teacher, having experienced teaching and learning in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, community colleges, and universities. She has had extensive district-wide experience as a curriculum consultant and staff development coordinator. Gayle was principal/course director at York University for the Faculty of Education, teaching in the teacher education program. Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, differentiated instructional and assessment strategies, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, student motivation, RTI Tier One, collaborative learning, common core, renewal of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change, and building professional learning communities. She also a trainer for Visible Learning Plus with Corwin. She is an author of numerous books related to educational neuroscience and differentiated instruction, assessment, and curriculum, including the following titles: * Data Driven Differentiation in the Standards-Based Classroom, Second Edition (2014, with Lin Kuzmich) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All, Third Edition (2013, with Carolyn Chapman) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide: One Size Doesn't Fit All, Third Edition (2013) * Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K-6 and Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7-12 (2011, with Amy Burkman) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule (2010, with Lynne E. Herndon) * Student Teams That Get Results: Teaching Tools for the Differentiated Classroom (2009, with Lin Kuzmich) * Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities (2009, with Lin Kuzmich) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Science, Grades K-8 (2009, with Elizabeth Hammerman) * Differentiating Instruction With Style: Aligning Teacher and Learner Intelligences for Maximum Achievement (2005) * The Activities for Differentiated Classroom series (2007, with Carolyn Chapman) She is affiliated with organizations such as ASCD and Learning Forward. Her ASCD publication is The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention engagement and Perseverance (2015, with Martha Kaufeldt). Gayle consults internationally with teachers, administrators, and staff developers. She and her family of two daughters and two granddaughters all reside in Burlington, Ontario. Gayle is committed to lifelong learning and professional growth for herself and others. She may be contacted at gregorygayle@netscape.net, www.gaylehgregory.com, and @gaylegregory6. Lin Kuzmich, of KCS, Inc., is an educational consultant, professor, and author from Loveland, CO. She served the Thompson School District in several roles as the assistant superintendent, executive director of secondary and elementary instruction, director of professional development, and a building principal. Her school was named a 2000 winner of the John R. Irwin Award for Academic Excellence and Improvement. In addition, for the past decade she has been involved in staff development through several universities and the Tointon Institute for Educational Change. Kuzmich is an adjunct professor at both Colorado State University and University of Northern Colorado. She is a senior consultant for the International Center for Leadership in Education, has provided training and consulting to school districts around the country, and has presented at numerous national conferences.


Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction: Tools That Get Results Purpose for This Book What We Know About Adult Learning Brain Bits Adult Learning Principles Learning Styles What Different Learners Need Initial Group Development Phases of Group Development and Behaviors Benefit of Professional Learning Communities Getting the Intended Results Learning Teams That Get Results Tools to Succeed as Teams In This Book 1. Creating a Growth Oriented Culture Strategy 1. ABC Conversations Strategy 2: Birthday Month Strategy 3: Community Circle Strategy 4: Concept Formation Strategy 5: Consultation Line Strategy 6: Find Someone Who Strategy 7: Four Corners Strategy 8: Give and Go Strategy 9: Mapping the Journey Strategy 10: 3-2-1 Strategy 11: Nominal Group Process Strategy 12: Personal, Interpersonal, Task Model (P.I.T.) Strategy 13: Processing Pause Strategy 14: Random Partners Strategy 15:Synectics Strategy 16:T Chart and Y Chart 2. Sharing Knowledge and Skills Strategy 17: DIP Party Strategy 18: Four Corner Cards Strategy 19: Inside Outside Circle Strategy 20: Jigsaw Strategy 21: Know, Want to Know, Learned (KWL) Strategy 22: Perspective Lens Strategy 23: Pluses and Wishes Strategy 24: Plus, Minus, Interesting Strategy 25: Promissory Note Strategy 26: Right Angle Strategy 27: Round Robin, Round Table Strategy 28: Round the Room Brainstorming Strategy 29: Star Gazing Strategy 30: Think, Pair, Share Strategy 31: Wallpaper Poster 3. Building Resilience and Creating Solutions Strategy 32: Checking the Oil Strategy 33: Communication Matters Strategy 34: Doubling Up Strategy 35: Environmental Scanning Strategy 36: Field Force Strategy 37: FLOW Strategy 38: Gallery Walk Strategy 39: Graffiti Strategy 40: Hot Buttons Strategy 41: Journey Mapping (Also Known as Histo-Mapping) Strategy 42: Musical Chairs Strategy 43: Parking Lot Strategy 44: Roadblock Removal Strategy 45: The Question Matters: Reviewing Student Work Strategy 46: Two Sides of the Story 4. Determining Priorities and Creating Excellence Strategy 47: Building on Success Strategy 48: Cause and Effect Planning Strategy 49: Celebrations and Next Steps Strategy 50: Current Snapshot Strategy 51: Four Squares for Creativity Strategy 52: Lesson and Unit Studies Strategy 53: Prioritizing the Impact of Solutions Strategy 54: Prioritizing Work and Learning Strategy 55: Probable and Preferred Future Strategy 56: Pros and Cons Strategy 57: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats Strategy 58: The Interview Strategy 59: The People Ladder Strategy 60: Think Abouts... Strategy 61: Data Chats 5. Putting It All Together Part One: Initial Group Development Part Two: Sustaining Groups Over Time and Through New Initiatives Putting It All Together: Examples for Implementation Keeping Notes, Logging, and Our Methods Keeping Your School, Team Culture, and Climate Healthy Summary References Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781412926133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781412926133
  • weight: 650
  • ISBN10: 1412926130

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