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  1. Redefining the Norm: Learning for ALL DVD

    Understanding and changing human behaviour is key to any significant paradigm shift. This presentation focuses on historical, sociological and psychological aspects of school cultures that make implementing PLCs a challenge. Participants will learn how leaders can identify resistance and turn it into high levels of learning for all students. This unique combination of educational research, student data and practical assessment of the state of education today provides an understanding of how schools came to be in their current positions and what drives and impedes reform from the teacher’s perspective.

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    A$150.00
  2. Learning CPR: Creating Powerful Responses When Students Don't Learn DVD

    In this breakout session from the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute in Boston, Massachusetts (August 28, 2009), Austin Buffum uses engaging stories from his experiences in and out of the classroom to explore how response to intervention (RTI) works in real-life applications. Buffum shows how RTI is most effective when implemented on the foundation of a professional learning community (PLC), as demonstrated in the book he coauthored, Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don’t Learn. To successfully help learners at risk, he suggests, an instructional intervention program must follow the precedent of medical emergency response procedures.

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    A$150.00
  3. Making Homework Matter DVD

    At the beginning of her breakout session (from the August 12, 2009, Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute in Lincolnshire, Illinois), Cassandra Erkens says, “Fish can’t see water. They swim in it every day, and they can’t see it. We are swimming in homework water, and I’m going to ask us to step back and see it.” Erkens is a high-energy, engaging presenter who uses humour, stories from her teaching experience, and lots of discussion to breathe life into the purpose and meaning of homework. She emphasises the importance of allowing students to make mistakes (and learn from them) as they practise their skills.

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    A$150.00
  4. Leadership's Ten Commandments DVD

    In this breakout session (from the 10 July 2009, Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute in Denver, Colorado), Kenneth C Williams presents ten powerful rules for leading and sustaining change in a professional learning community (PLC). Williams employs research, encourages audience participation, and reflects on his own experience to provide specific techniques to move educators towards PLC implementation. He digs deep into the commandments, discussing their principles and explaining why sometimes even believers stray from them. What results is a set of guidelines for leading with integrity and creating a cohesive, collaborative staff dedicated to student learning.

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    A$150.00
  5. Raising Questions and Finding Answers in Our Grading Practices DVD

    In his Raising Questions and Finding Answers in Our Grading Practices breakout session (from the 9 July 2009, Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute in Denver, Colorado), Tim Brown refers to grading as “one of the most controversial topics in our schools.” A grade represents a lot more than just the student’s grasp of the material; it also represents achievement of a standard, general aptitude, effort, improvement, compliance, attitude and participation. Brown argues that teachers in general haven’t taken the time to reflect on their grading practices, and that teachers who are too busy to reflect and attempt other options will ultimately contribute to the failure of some students.

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    A$150.00
  6. The Last Frontier: Tackling the Grading Dilemma DVD

    Ken O'Connor is an independent consultant who specialises in issues related to the communication of student achievement, especially grading and reporting. In this video presentation, Ken submits that traditionally, grading encourages competition rather than collaboration and results. In order to get grades that are accurate, meaningful, consistent and supportive of learning, he outlines eight fundamental grading guidelines that will move traditional grades to standards-based. He also details how to implement them and support your staff as they change their attitudes and approaches toward grading - particularly in the middle years and secondary school. Includes 99 minute-DVD with presentation and accompanying CD-ROM with presentation handouts and supporting resources.

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    A$150.00
  7. The Four Keys to Effective Classroom and Behavior Management: Building Community, Motivation, Responsibility, and School Safety DVD

    The Four Keys to Effective Classroom and Behavior Management series helps teachers explore the four key skill areas vital to create an atmosphere that supports learning for all students: Community, Motivation, Responsibility and School Safety. Each of the four video programs in this workshop focuses on one of these skills and includes proven and research-based strategies from experts Richard L. Curwin and Allen N. Mendler. Participants will also see these powerful strategies in action in dramatised and real scenes in the primary, middle years and secondary school settings. The Four Keys to Effective Classroom and Behavior Management series includes four 20-minute videos and the 78-page facilitator's guide with scripting for the facilitator and activities and handouts for the participants.

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    A$550.00
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Rita's Stories DVD: A Companion Piece to a Framework for Understanding Poverty

    Rita Pierson has been a professional educator since 1972, with experience as an primary, junior high and special education teacher; counsellor; assistant principal; director and testing coordinator. Dr Pierson has an established record of successful educational leadership and management experience, particularly in curriculum and instructional development, community relations and personnel supervision. She developed a successful community involvement program for a large urban elementary school and organised an in-school crisis team for students in need of immediate intervention. An experience presenter, Dr Pierson has led more than 200 workshops, and has used her entertaining stories to aptly illustrate a number of key ideas from Dr Ruby Payne's book A Framework for Understanding Poverty.

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    A$99.00
  11. The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of Secondary Learners DVD

    Based on the updated second edition of Carol Tomlinson's The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, this DVD shows you practical, real-world examples from experienced secondary school teachers of how to divide your time, resources and efforts to effectively instruct students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests.

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    A$210.00
  12. The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of Elementary Learners DVD

    Based on the updated second edition of Carol Tomlinson's The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, this DVD shows you practical, real-world examples from experienced K-5 school teachers of how to divide your time, resources and efforts to effectively instruct students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests.

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    A$210.00

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