Author: Barbara B. Levin
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release Date: 2016-05-06
Discover the secrets of successful teacher leadership! Whether you’re a teacher who’s ready to take on new roles or an administrator looking to develop strong leaders, this content-driven handbook is here to help you make distributed school leadership a reality. Inside you’ll find specific how-tos for the essential skills teacher leaders need most: running meetings, teaching colleagues, providing feedback, conducting needs assessments, delivering effective professional development, resolving conflicts, employing technology, and more. The book features: Well-tested content and activities Reflective writing prompts Scenarios for discussion Self-evaluations Two companion guides: one for teachers, and one for administrators
Growing Leaders Within: A Process toward Teacher Leadership will aid school administrators in the task of growing and empowering teacher leaders. It is through this transformation that teacher leaders help school administrators to create a laser focus on student success.
As educational standards continue to transform, it has become essential for educators and pre-service teachers to receive the support and training necessary to effectively instruct their students and meet societal expectations. However, there is not a clear consensus on what constitutes teacher effectiveness and quality within the education realm. The Handbook of Research on Professional Development for Quality Teaching and Learning provides theoretical perspectives and empirical research on educator preparation and methods for enhancing the teaching process. Focusing on teacher effectiveness and support provided to current and pre-service educators, this publication is a comprehensive reference source for practitioners, researchers, policy makers, graduate students, and university faculty.
Author: Linda Dawson Gonzales
Publisher: University Press of America
Release Date: 2004
Sustaining Teacher Leadership describes a model for linking leadership and learning and identifies six components necessary for enabling a culture for teacher leadership: learning, valuing, nurturing, supporting, sharing, and coaching. The model is based on an historical review of artifacts from earlier qualitative studies, which report on eight years of a middle school's restructuring and restructuring experiences. The book also describes the development of a learning culture and five teachers' identification with a democratic teacher-leadership style. Five teacher-leader participants with full time teaching responsibilities were selected from teachers who had participated for four or more years in the enabling school culture and transferred together to a newly opening school.
Learning to Be Teacher Leaders examines three integrated components of strong pedagogy—assessment, planning, and instruction—within a framework emphasizing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that can empower teachers to become teacher leaders within their schools. Combining the what, why, and how of teaching, the research-based concepts, presented in a pragmatic format, are relevant across grade levels, classrooms, and content areas. Designed to support success on national licensure assessments, this text brings together in one place the important features of learning to be an effective teacher, and becoming a teacher leader who continues to grow and develop within the profession. Taking a student-centered approach to instruction, it also recognizes the outside factors that can challenge this approach and provides strategies for coping with them. Using this book as a guide and resource, pre-service and beginning teachers will focus on the most important factors in teaching, resulting in strengthening their pedagogy and developing a language that helps them move forward in terms of agency and advocacy. A Companion Website provides additional resources for instructors and students.
This book will help you connect with your faculty and staff and develop the relationships necessary for student success. With practical examples and specific strategies, it will help you thrive as an effective school leader. It will help you communicate better, bring out the best in your staff, and build strong relationships in your schools.
Turn teachers—and students—into tech-savvy digital citizens! When teachers harness technologies and digital resources, they build upon their teaching expertise and change the way students learn. With this comprehensive job-embedded professional development program, you will help K–12 teachers incorporate digital literacies into their classroom practice. Features include: A modular, adaptable framework that capitalizes on existing personnel and resources Instructions on developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) for applying digital literacies in the classroom Tips for maximizing teacher buy-in Technology-related supports for schoolwide curriculum integration A companion website with electronic planning and implementation materials, sample instructional tools, and links to resources
Author: Cordelia R. Twomey
Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ
Release Date: 2006
To meet the growing need for highly qualified education technologists, ISTE has worked with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to develop a set of performance assessment standards for initial and advanced endorsements in the areas of Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership. Programs looking to offer these endorsements must first seek accreditation by ISTE and NCATE, and this book is designed to walk faculty and administrators through that important process. Filled with practical advice on process planning, document preparation, candidate and program assessment, and final review, this book is an essential resource for colleges of education serious about training the next generation of education technology leaders. Comprehensive introduction to the ISTE/NCATE accreditation processDetailed definitions and applications of each of the Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership performance assessment standards Sample report documents, data tables, and scoring rubrics Also available: Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools - ISBN 1564842347 Interactive Videoconferencing: K-12 Lessons That Work - ISBN 1564842517
Every school relies on teachers who informally and voluntarily lead various efforts in the school. These teachers may not be appointed leaders or paid leaders, but they are committed leaders: they see a need and they respond to it. What do these teacher leaders do that is different from the work of excellent teachers who are not teacher leaders? If we can articulate those skills, says Charlotte Danielson, then we can take steps to enable more teachers to develop those skills and be better equipped to tackle special projects. Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice is designed to be a resource not only for prospective teacher leaders but also for administrators who want to better support the development of outstanding teacher leaders. Teachers seeking to expand their leadership capacity will learn how to * recognize an opportunity and take initiative, * mobilize colleagues around a common purpose, * marshal resources and take action, * monitor and adjust the initiative, * sustain the commitments of others, and * contribute to the learning organization. Administrators will find advice on how to cultivate, promote, honor, and empower teacher leaders--and how to work with them to successfully present innovations to the school community. In short, this book gives individuals and schools a practical framework for tapping teachers' leadership potential and marshaling their efforts to better educate students and create a stronger learning community. As Danielson convincingly shows, genuine teacher leadership is a powerful force for constructive change.
How do education leaders demonstrate accountability? One proof is a clear, measurable assessment of teacher performance in meeting standards, and this book provides a perfect how-to. National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers: Resources for Assessment includes tools for gathering performance data, strategies for both formative and summative assessment, rubrics, guidelines, and a road map to NCATE accreditation of advanced programs for technology leaders and facilitators. This is a must-have book for teacher educators, college of education faculty, and K-12 school administrators and classroom teachers. Assessment rubrics for each of the NETS-T performance indicators Data-gathering tools and surveys for classroom observation Guidelines for selecting and creating teacher portfolio artifacts Also available: Transforming Classroom Practice: Professional Development Strategies in Educational Technology - ISBN 1564842460 Teachers as Technology Leaders: A Guide to ISTE Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership Accreditation - ISBN 1564842266
Author: Jo Ann Robinson
Release Date: 2004
Genre: School credits
For more than 25 years, this guide has been the trusted source of information on thousands of educational courses offered by business, labor unions, schools, training suppliers, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. These courses provide academic credit to students for learning acquired at such organizations as AT&T, Citigroup, Delta Air Lines, General Motors University, NETg, and Walt Disney World Resort. Each entry in the comprehensive INational GuideR provides: L L DBL Course title L DBL Location of all sites where the course is offeredL DBL Length in hours, days, or weeks L DBL Period during which the credit recommendation appliesL DBL Purpose for which the credit was designed L DBL Learning outcomes L DBL Teaching methods, materials, and major subject areas coveredL DBL College credit recommendations offered in four categories (by level of degrees) and expressed in semester hours and subject areas(s) in which credit is applicable. L L The introductory section includes ACE Transcript Service information. For more than 25 years, this guide has been the trusted source of information on thousands of educational courses offered by business, labor unions, schools, training suppliers, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. These courses provide academic credit to students for learning acquired at such organizations as AT&T, Citigroup, Delta Air Lines, General Motors University, NETg, and Walt Disney World Resort. Each entry in the comprehensive INational GuideR provides: L L DBL Course title L DBL Location of all sites where the course is offeredL DBL Length in hours, days, or weeks L DBL Period during which the credit recommendation appliesL DBL Purpose for which the credit was designed L DBL Learning outcomes L DBL Teaching methods, materials, and major subject areas coveredL DBL College credit recommendations offered in four categories (by level of degrees) and expressed in semester hours and subject areas(s) in which credit is applicable. L L The introductory section includes ACE Transcript Service information.