Journals as Frameworks for Professional Learning Communities

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Corwin Press, Dec 8, 2007 - Education - 160 pages
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This guide illustrates a four-step structured journaling process of purpose, focus, process, and outcome and provides case studies, sample journals, and a CD-ROM with implementation tools.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Professional Learning Communities at Work
Facilitating
Teacher as Researcher
Constructing a School Portfolio
The Highly Qualified
Aligning With
A Guide for Active Listening Guidefor Professional Collaboration
Journal Templates
Glossary
Index

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Mary Dietz is an international consultant specializing in assisting educators in building capacity to establish and facilitate learning communities. She is also co-founder of LearnCity, an educational technology firm offering a web-based solution for designing, implementing, and assessing standards-based instruction, K-12. Her work is focused on coaching educational systems through the design and implementation of school reform efforts. Much of her work with educators has been in the areas of continuous improvement, professional development, coaching, and alternative performance assessments for educators. She established the Portfolio Network for the National Staff Development Council (NSDC), dedicated to promoting the portfolio process for professional learning. She has coached teachers, administrators, school boards, and communities in establishing the relationships necessary for systemic change. Most recently she served as designer and facilitator of an online Knowledge Management System for managing standards-based instruction in California.

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