Powerful tools for facilitating teachers' professional development and optimizing school improvement efforts! Combining professional learning communities (PLCs) and action research, this step-by-step guide provides coaches, workshop leaders, and staff developers with strategies, activities, and tools to develop inquiry-oriented PLCs. The authors present essential elements of a healthy PLC, case studies of inquiry-based PLCs, and lessons learned for improving coaching practices. Sample projects and reflection prompts will help readers: Organize, assess, and maintain high-functioning, inquiry-oriented PLCs Facilitate the development of study questions Enable PLC members to develop, analyze, and share research results Lead successful renewal and reform effortsFirst, Debbi administered Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills ( DIBELS) at different times throughout her research. ... Debbi analyzed her data by charting student DIBELS scores over time, as well as organizing and reading through her ... Next, Debbie shared her research at a faculty meeting in her school.
|Title||:||The Reflective Educator’s Guide to Professional Development|
|Author||:||Nancy Fichtman Dana, Diane Yendol-Hoppey|
|Publisher||:||Corwin Press - 2008-03-12|