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  1. Getting Started: Reculturing Schools to Become Professional Learning Communities

    This book comprehensively answers the question that many schools ask when seeking to transform themselves into Professional Learning Communities: “Where do we begin?” The authors focus on the cultural shifts that must take place as schools and their staffs move from more traditional ways of doing things to functioning as Professional Learning Communities, or PLCs. The book includes suggestions for finding the time for transformation, lessons learned from one school that made the transition and a conversation with the authors that answers many of the typical, frequently asked questions asked by professionals considering the shift toward establishing Professional Learning Communities.

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    A$24.95
  2. Professional Learning Communities at Work: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement

    This book guides you through recommendations from the best practices found in schools nationwide for continuously improving school performance. The book provides specific, practical “how-to” information about transforming schools into results-oriented professional learning communities, including curriculum development, teacher preparation, school leadership, professional development programs, school-parent partnerships and assessment practices. Professional Learning Communities at Work is an invaluable resource for learning how to reorganise schools so that they can support more powerful student learning.

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    A$39.95
  3. The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community

    In a culture of shared leadership, the administrator’s role is more important than ever. How do administrators maintain the right balance of “loose-tight” leadership and build profound, lasting trust? What principles strengthen principal leadership? How can administrators overcome the practical obstacles of creating a professional learning community (PLC)? The Collaborative Administrator delivers strategies and heartfelt inspiration from educators who have faced these challenges and found answers.

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    A$35.95
  4. Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work™: New Insights for Improving Schools

    This tenth anniversary sequel to the authors’ best-selling book Professional Learning Communities at Work™: Best practices for enhancing student achievement merges research and practice to offer the most extensive, practical and authoritative examination of how schools at all levels can use the PLC concept to improve learning, both for students and the adults who serve them.

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    A$45.95
  5. Professional Learning Communities at Work Journal

    The Professional Learning Communities at Work Journal is unique because it not only assists the individual teacher, but also guides the collaborative team planning and processes essential to schools that operate as PLCs. The first section of the book contains an overview of the three big ideas that shape a PLC, cultural shifts that are to be expected and keys to building high-performing collaborative teams. The second section includes text and activities to inform, inspire and challenge you and your teammates as you all take the professional learning community journey. The third section provides references and resources for further study.

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    A$19.95
  6. On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities - Leading Edge Series

    On Common Ground brings the ideas and recommendations of many of North America’s educational leaders into one resource for educators working to help their students achieve at ever-higher levels. Each chapter contributes to a sound conceptual framework and methods for developing professional learning communities. On Common Ground provides a valuable tool for educators who are doing the hard work of improving their schools. This resource offers teachers and administrators a coherent conceptual framework and specific, practical strategies for moving forward with their improvement efforts.

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    A$49.95
  7. Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap: Whatever it Takes

    This sequel to the best-selling Whatever It Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don’t Learn expands on original ideas and develops new insights on the pyramid of interventions strategy. The authors explore the following questions: Is the PLC improvement process sustainable? Is this improvement process transferable? How should we enrich and extend the learning of students who are proficient? What prerequisite framework must be put in place in order for schools to create effective systems of intervention and enrichment? Case studies of schools and students just like yours provide powerful evidence of the effectiveness of PLC intervention strategies.

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    A$28.95
  8. Collaborative Teams in Professional Learning Communities at Work: Learning by Doing DVD

    This set is a must for every school or PLC that takes its work seriously. This short video shows exactly what collaborative teams in professional learning communities do, and unscripted footage of real meetings, interspersed with key points from PLC print resources, brings the concept of collaboration to life. Designed to reinforce the content on teams in Learning by Doing, this multimedia resource covers essential steps to building a culture of collaboration. 

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    A$150.00
  9. Building a Professional Learning Community at Work: A Guide to the First Year

    Get a term-by-term guide to transforming your school into a professional learning community! Discover answers to the real-world questions that arise during that critical first year of building a PLC. Discover how to transform the big ideas of Professional Learning Communities into reality within the confines of your school. This guide helps educators through the practical steps that need to be taken, and gives tips to help teams as they start to work collaboratively rather than individually. Get advice from the experts on how to overcome the frustrations that inevitably arise, and rejoice in the triumphs experienced as the road towards becoming a Professional Learning Community continues.

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    A$40.00
  10. STEM Resources

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research refers to experiments conducted to address problems in those fields that can be tested using the scientific method. The scientific method is an inquiry process used to systematically study, investigate and to provide explanations for observed phenomenon in the natural world. This method is used by STEM professionals to answer questions they have about important world problems and usually includes carefully orchestrating a situation that allows them to observe, measure and test their ideas.

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  11. Creating a Coaching Culture for Professional Learning Communities

    Researchers agree that launching professional learning community (PLC) teams may be easy, but turning them into productive, sustainable teams that improve adult and student learning is difficult. Stop spinning your wheels in the planning and professional learning processes of becoming a PLC. This book is designed to help you build a collaborative coaching culture that ensures all adults learn through activities that keep the team focused on student learning. Each chapter provides activities designed to meet a wide variety of needs so you can choose the ones that fit your leadership style, the learning styles of team members and the particular needs of the school.

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    A$35.00
  12. Differentiated Professional Development in a Professional Learning Community

    Just as classroom teachers are challenged to meet the needs of the diverse learning styles of their students, professional development specialists need to incorporate differentiated learning styles into their work with adult learners. This book explores the idea that PLCs often overlook this one crucial element to professional development. A practical guide for designing school professional development plans, this book explains a three-step model that is core to the differentiation process called “I Do, We Do, You Do". This book provides the background, methods and practical tips for helping teachers become excited about changing their classrooms to meet the needs of all learners.

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    A$29.95

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