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  1. Embedding Formative Assessment Professional Development Pack

    Written by Professor Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy, Embedding Formative Assessment is a two-year professional development pack for schools and colleges that contains all the materials needed for two years of research-based professional development. This pack is based on the premise that all teachers can improve their practice by developing their use of assessment for learning (AfL) through membership of a teacher learning community (TLC). It presents educators with both the challenge and the support needed to embed formative assessment teaching practices consistently across a whole school.

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    A$544.50
  2. Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching DVD

    In this DVD, researcher and author Robert J. Marzano presents a framework for observing classroom instruction based on the questions and frameworks he first laid out in The Art and Science of Teaching. Marzano presents a detailed observation protocol and demonstrates how to use it, not only as a tool for analysing classroom instruction but also as a starting point to encourage professional dialogue among teachers. This is an essential tool for supervisors, administrators, coaches, and teacher leaders, and PLC's.

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    A$219.00
  3. ASCD Arias Publication: Short on Time

    In Short on Time, school leadership expert William Sterrett explains how to balance district, instructional, school and community events and responsibilities; communicate about the work of the school in timely, innovative ways; maximise instructional time by making smart use of transitions and recruiting teachers to build the school schedule; and cultivate professional growth by running effective, efficient faculty and PLC meetings and promoting collegial learning through peer observations and collaborative partnerships.

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    A$15.00
  4. ASCD Arias Series

    ASCD Arias publications provide concise answers to challenging questions that you need to solve today—in a convenient format that you can read in one sitting and immediately put into practice. They’re the next-generation, immediate-need resources for everyone committed to the success of each learner.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  5. A Handbook for High Reliability Schools
    Usher in the new era of school reform with A Handbook for High Reliability Schools. In this invaluable manual for whole-school improvement, Dr Robert Marzano and his co-authors help you to transform your school into an organisation that takes proactive steps to prevent failure and ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy along with leading and lagging indicators, you’ll learn to assess, monitor and confirm the effectiveness of your school. This revised Australian edition of A Handbook for High Reliability Schools has been adapted by Dr Janelle Wills, director of the Marzano Institute Australia, to align with Australian educational policies and practices. Learn More
    A$29.95
  6. The Classroom Strategies Series

    This series offers in-depth research-based instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to enhance student achievement. Classroom teachers as well as building- and district-level administrators will benefit from sharing the knowledge in this library and building capacity as a staff to implement strategies for school improvement.

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    Starting at A$24.95

  7. Success for Our Youngest Learners: Embracing the PLC at Work® Process at the Early Childhood Level

    In Success for our youngest learners: Embracing the PLC at Work® process at the early childhood level, author Barbara W Cirigliano provides guidance for preK educators seeking to improve their schools with the Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Work process. She details how the foundational ideas and concepts of a successful PLC can work for teachers of young children. Embracing the PLC process at the early childhood level gives teachers invaluable tools to drive dramatic improvement and ensure that all students receive the best possible start to their education.

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    A$34.95
  8. Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work®, Grades PreK–2

    Mathematics unit planning in a PLC at Work®, Grades preK–2 provides prekindergarten to grade 2 teachers with a seven-step framework for collectively planning units of study. The authors help teams identify what students need to know by the end of each unit and how teachers can build student efficacy. They advocate using the Professional Learning Community at Work (PLC) process to increase mathematics achievement and give students more equitable learning experiences. The authors share tools and protocols for effectively performing collaborative tasks, such as unwrapping standards, generating unit calendars, determining academic vocabulary and rigorous lessons, utilising and sharing self-reflections and designing robust units of instruction. 

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    A$39.95
  9. What About Us?: The PLC at Work® Process for Grades PreK–2 Teams

    Early childhood learning is a critical launchpad for every student’s social, emotional and academic growth. So it is crucial that schools that operate as professional learning communities (PLCs) include early childhood teacher teams in the PLC process. In What about us? The PLC at Work® process for grades preK–2 teams, teachers will discover how to achieve the full potential of preK–2 classrooms. Authors Diane Kerr, Tracey A Hulen, Jacqueline Heller and Brian K Butler share proven best practices for establishing a guaranteed and viable curriculum, engaging in collective inquiry and job-embedded professional development, and planning high-quality instruction.

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    A$49.95

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