Accelerating Student and Staff Learning: Purposeful Curriculum Collaboration

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Kay Psencik
Corwin Press, Feb 27, 2009 - Education - 192 pages
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This targeted staff development approach helps teachers collaborate in professional learning teams to gain a deep understanding of content and create a school-based curriculum tied to standards.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Collaborative Curriculum Design as Professional Learning
5
Chapter 2 Establishing Assumptions About Student and Staff Learning
17
Chapter 3 Determining Complex Curriculum Standards and Concepts
29
Chapter 4 Mapping the Curriculum
41
Chapter 5 Assessment of Student Learning
59
Chapter 6 Designing Instruction
79
Chapter 7 Analyzing Student Work and Monitoring Student Learning to Inform Instruction
95
We Are a School Community That Values Learning
141
Our Learning Communitys Norms
142
Quakertown High School Goals
143
Example Letter to Parents
146
Critical Attributes of a Performance Task or Project
147
Template for Culminating Demonstrations
148
Example of a SecondGrade FirstTerm Culminating Demonstration
149
Example of a SecondGrade ThirdTerm Culminating Demonstrations
151

Chapter 8 Using Effective Grading and Parent Reporting Practices
113
Chapter 9 Leading Schools to Sustain the Effort and Fulfill the Promise
123
Resources
135
Our Assumptions About Student and Staff Learning
137
The Principles of Professional Learning
138
Our Vision of Our School Iduma Elementary School Killeen ISD Killeen TX
139
A Learning Walk
140
Precision in Adverbs
154
Exemplary Rubric Middle Ages Scoring Guide
155
Culminating Demonstration Rubric for FirstGrade Students at Heritage Elementary
157
Kindergarten Literacy Lesson Plans
159
References
161
Index
167
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