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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. The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups

    The Adaptive School is about developing strong schools in which collaborative faculties are capable of meeting the certain challenges of today and the uncertain challenges of tomorrow. Some schools are flourishing. Others are making remarkable gains in improving student achievement, increasing attendance, attaining higher post-school accomplishments, and developing satisfying relationships with their communities. Some schools produce only fair results; others languish. We believe that all can be better. The Adaptive School is designed as a sourcebook to support you in developing and facilitating collaborative groups to improve student learning. You can use it as a basic text for yourself or as a reference book for diagnosis and problem solving.

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    A$49.95
  3. Thinking in the Australian Curriculum: A Handbook for Educators

    The use of the language of thinking and the explicit teaching of thinking is becoming an ever-present feature of classroom practice. However, the issue faced by many school leaders in particular is how can such methodology be embedded within and across the school as part of the ongoing culture of every classroom? This handbook outlines a five-step process that will assist schools at all levels in implementing a whole-school approach to infusing thinking into the curriculum in classrooms working with the new Australian Curriculum. It provides frameworks for ensuring that practices become an enduring part of the culture of the school.

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    A$16.95
  4. The Focus Factor: 8 Essential Twenty-First Century Thinking Skills for Deeper Student Learning

    In this revised Australian edition of The Focus Factor, author James Bellanca examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Australian Curriculum and ensures future success for students in 21st-century life, school and work. Each chapter introduces the what, the why and the how to do it for explicit incorporation of content-crossing competencies. The text features practical how-to classroom examples that make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.

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    A$32.95
  5. Transformative Talk: Cognitive Coaches Share Their Stories

    Transformative Talk assists an aspirant Cognitive Coach in building their coaching capabilities. It draws upon each of the insights and experiences of Cognitive Coaching training associates and agency trainers who are 'walking the talk' in their own lives and careers. Each chapter at varying degrees reflects personal journeys shared with the explicit intention to assist you in making connections to your own work and your growth as a coach.Talk is critical to the complex, challenging and intrinsically satisfying work of educators. This book provides you with the opportunity to continue transforming your talk so you can transform the thinking of others in the process of education.

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    A$35.95
  6. A School Leader's Guide to Standards-Based Grading

    A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick, with Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens, offers a reliable framework for analysing student learning and providing students and stakeholders with effective feedback on student progress. This guide not only articulates significant research supporting standards-based grading as an accurate, precise, and effective way to report academic strengths and weaknesses but also shares applicable anecdotes from educators implementing its components.

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    A$27.95
  7. The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day

    Checklists help us work better. They help us manage complex tasks more effectively and ensure we apply what we know correctly and consistently. This book presents 12 daily touchstones – simple and specific things any teacher can do every day – to keep classroom practice focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction and in line with three essential imperatives for teaching: be demanding, be supportive and be intentional. If there were one thing you could do each day to help one student succeed, you'd do it, wouldn't you? What about three things to help three students? What if there were 12 things you could do every day to help all of your students succeed? There are, and you'll find them in this book.

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    A$32.95
  8. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Media Literacy

    Mastering Media Literacy displays the role media can play in merging technology and instruction to give students greater access to knowledge, make learning more meaningful and help students play a more active role in their education, providing tips for incorporating media literacy into the school curriculum. F-12 educators will learn how to use media literacy to enhance learning and create opportunities for deeper understanding of concepts and skills, current events and global issues; prepare students to thrive in a more visually saturated and technology-based world; teach students to evaluate the validity of media and information being shared through different mediums; and design rubrics that effectively evaluate content knowledge and knowledge of technology tools.

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    A$27.95
  9. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Leading the New Literacies

    Leading the New Literacies explores how to shift to digital, media and global (DMG) project-based learning and create engaged, energised and globally competent teachers and students. Using this book, F-12 educators will learn how to bring digital, media and global literacies into their curriculum; examine the effects of school leaders' attitudes as they grapple with the implications of the new literacies; equip students with the skills to think critically about digital sources of information; learn how and where to find new forms of media that students can safely use as learning tools; understand the skills and attributes that characterise global competence and global awareness; and learn strategies and set realistic goals for system-wide implementation of the new literacies.

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    A$32.95
  10. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Global Literacy

    This book explores how educators can cultivate globally literate learners while becoming globally connected themselves, examining ways to bring global issues into the classroom and personalise them using digital tools. The authors offer strategies for implementing global-awareness studies in the school curriculum, as well as creating new types of 21st century learning environments. Using this book, F-12 educators will understand how our changing world calls for global awareness; gain strategies and recommendations for making global issues relevant; integrate 21st century skills into classrooms; cultivate global citizens able to understand and thrive in contemporary society; and use global competence to stimulate interest in learning, education and careers.

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    A$27.95
  11. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy Series (Set of 4)

    In the Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy series, editor Heidi Hayes Jacobs and a team of authors from around the globe explore the three new literacies - global literacy, media literacy and digital literacy. Using the four books in this ground-breaking series, educators in every school will be able to bring their classrooms into the 21st century.

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    A$99.00
  12. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Digital Literacy

    Mastering Digital Literacy explores the wealth of digital tools, applications and technologies that extend learning far beyond the classroom walls. This book strongly makes the case for modernising our students' learning environment - and shows how to do it. Using this book, F-12 educators will learn how to successfully merge digital media with traditional instruction, select video games and align them to unit plans, build a class website and populate it with educational features, and create a social network for students. The integration of 21st century skills in the classroom is essential for empowering student to succeed in today's rapidly changing society.

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    A$27.95

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