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  1. Solutions for Professional Learning Communities
    Implement and sustain a high-performing PLC. Each book in the Solutions for Professional Learning Communities series – authored by renowned PLC experts – is packed with user-friendly solutions for you and your entire team. You'll discover practical, research-based strategies for committing to districtwide implementation, investigate why strong leadership is a crucial element of successful PLCs, and explore tools and techniques for monitoring progress to ensure far-reaching, lasting results.
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    Starting at A$21.95

  2. Leadership Bundle

    This bundle includes the following titles that will help you build your capacity as a leader and improve the culture at your school and district: The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals by Pete Hall, Deborah Childs-Bowen, Ann Cunningham-Morris, Phyllis Pajardo and Alisa Simeral; Leading with Focus: Elevating the Essentials for School and District Improvement by Mike Schmoker; The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence by Baruti K. Kafele; and School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker.

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    A$99.95
  3. Understanding by Design Two-Book Set

    This Understanding by Design Guide Set contains one copy of The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units and one copy of The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units. In the Guide to Creating High-Quality Units, Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe share their insights and the practical tips that have helped thousands of educators design curriculum based on the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework. The Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units is designed to complement to the High-Quality Units Guide and is essential for taking your work to a higher plane and measuring the results of your efforts.

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    A$49.95
  4. What Are They Thinking? Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment

    You don't have to become a mind reader to understand the ideas young students bring to science class. This collection will help you draw out and then recognise what students know - or think they know - about the natural world. What Are They Thinking? is a compendium of 30 'Formative Assessment Probes' columns from NSTA's elementary journal Science and Children. Each chapter provides a sample formative assessment probe, accompanying teacher notes and a bonus feature: a set of study group questions written especially for this compendium by award-winning author Page Keeley.

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    A$55.95
  5. Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2: 39 New Electricity and Magnetism Formative Assessment Probes

    If you and your students can't get enough of a good thing, volume two of Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science is just what you need. It offers 39 new formative assessment probes, this time with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism. It can help you do everything from demystify electromagnetic fields to explain the real reason balloons stick to the wall after you rub them on your hair. This book provides a collection of engaging questions (or formative assessment probes), offers field-tested teacher materials that provide 'best answers' designed to reveal misconceptions that students commonly hold and is easy to use by time-starved teachers.

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    A$55.95
  6. What Every Primary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests (From Someone Who Has Written Them)

    In What Every Primary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests, Fuhrken takes the mystery out of reading tests, explaining how reading tests are created, how standards are interpreted and assessed, and how students can apply their knowledge of reading to standardised tests. This book sets the record straight about the myths and realities of tests and offers extensive, practical strategies that help students perform well on test day. This ready-to-use, easy-to-understand resource provides a wealth of information about reading tests, including high-quality preparation materials, samples of the most frequently assessed types of reading standards and more than thirty engaging core-reading activities.

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    A$39.95
  7. Proficiency Scales for Science Standards: A Framework for Science Instruction and Assessment

    Proficiency Scales for Science Standards is a two-part resource that first provides educators with an understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards and guidance on how to effectively apply them. Following this, the reader is supplied with over 100 ready-to-use proficiency scales created from the NGSS to help teachers assess students' progress and create their own proficiency scales for the Australian Curriculum. F-12 teachers and administrators will learn how standards-based science education has evolved; and gain a clear understanding of what the NGSS are, how they are organised and how they can be used in classroom instruction.

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    A$37.95
  8. Proficiency Scales for English and Mathematics Standards

    Because the generic form of a proficiency scale is comparable across teachers, topics, subject areas and year levels, it allows teachers to compile summative scores for specific topics and increases the reliability of test design and scoring. Whether you are actively engaged in implementing a Marzano Institute initiative in your school or simply need guidance when it comes to measuring student learning, this book can help. Designed to supplement your existing practice, it contains over 110 proficiency scales that will bring new rigour and focus to your teaching and assessment practice, as well as aid in creating unique proficiency scales for the Australian Curriculum.

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    A$38.95
  9. Rethinking Grading: Meaningful Assessment for Standards-based Learning

    Despite our best intentions, grades seem to reflect student compliance more than student learning and engagement. As a result, we inadvertently subvert the learning process. After careful research and years of experiences with grading as a teacher and parent, Cathy Vatterott examines and debunks traditional practices and policies of grading in F-12 schools. She offers a new paradigm for standards-based grading that focuses on student mastery of content and gives concrete examples from primary, middle years and secondary schools. Rethinking Grading will show all educators at all levels how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learning - and significantly improve both teaching and learning.

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    A$34.95
  10. Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy: 45 New Formative Assessment Probes

    What do your students know - or think - about what causes night and day, why days are shorter in winter and how to tell a planet from a star? Find out with Uncovering Students Ideas in Astronomy. The book is organised into five sections: the Nature of Planet Earth; the Sun-Earth System; Modelling the Moon; Dynamic Solar System; and Stars, Galaxies and the Universe. The 45 assessment probes provide situations that will pique your students' interest while helping you understand how your students think about key ideas related to the universe and how it operates. The Teacher Notes provided for each probe include the probe's purpose, related concepts, a scientific explanation and advice on administration.

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    A$42.95
  11. Uncomplicating Algebra to Meet Common Core Standards in Math, K-8

    Marian Small shows teachers how to uncomplicated the teaching of algebra by focusing on the most important ideas that students need to grasp. Organised by year level around the CCSS for Mathematics, Small shares approaches that will lead to a deeper and richer understanding within standards-based learning environments. The book then launches with kindergarten, where the first relevant standard is found in the operations and algebraic thinking domain, and ends with Year 8, where the focus is on working with linear equations and functions. In each section the relevant standard is presented, followed by a discussion of important underlying ideas associated with that standard, as well as thoughtful, concept-based questions that can be used for classroom instruction, practice or assessment.

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    A$35.95
  12. A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades K-5

    While primary teachers are certainly willing to teach students to closely read both literacy and informational text, many are wondering what this involves. Is there a process to follow? How is close reading different from guided reading or other common literacy practices? Is it even possible for students in years F-5 to 'read to learn' when they're only just learning to read? Literacy experts Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant and Kelly Johnson answer these questions and more as they explain how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the primary classroom. Equipping students with the tools and process of close reading sets them on the road to becoming analytical and critical thinkers - and empowered and independent learners.

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    A$36.95

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