Accelerating Student and Staff Learning: Purposeful Curriculum Collaboration

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Kay Psencik
SAGE Publications, Feb 27, 2009 - Education - 172 pages

Teachers, teacher leaders, principals, and staff developers can build a collaborative culture and improve staff and student performance with this content-focused, step-by-step model that ties curriculum design to teacher growth. Kay Psencik provides a powerful process whereby teachers work together in teams to examine standards, gain a deep understanding of content, create curriculum maps, and design common formative assessments.

Professional development leaders can inspire and challenge teachers to: confront assumptions about learning and professional development; clarify and establish complex standards; and embed conversations about the curriculum into daily work.

With hands-on tools, templates, and resources, readers can help teachers become more skilled in their instruction, create a school-based curriculum that is tied to standards, and accelerate the learning of both students and staff.

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