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  1. Building a K–12 STEM Lab: A Step-by-Step Guide for School Leaders and Tech Coaches

    Few resources are available for district and school leaders looking to establish successful STEM labs. Frequently, efforts don’t gain traction because they lack a systemic approach and support from a broad spectrum of stakeholders within the school community. Building a K-12 STEM Lab addresses this challenge from the perspective of the leader, identifying opportunities for capacity building and ensuring equal access and equity for all students. The comprehensive and flexible approach outlined in this book will help school and district leaders develop productive community partnerships in support of STEM education within the STEM lab and throughout the school.

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    A$49.95
  2. Perspectives on Science Education: A Leadership Seminar

    Like a memorable seminar, this book delivers what the title promises: perspectives on education from leaders in education. Writing in a conversational style, authors Bybee and Pruitt ponder central concerns of the science education community in general and science teachers in particular. Bybee and Pruitt not only reach leaders as the national, state, district and school levels but also address those enrolled in courses on curriculum and instruction, participants in professional development and science teachers who want to enrich their understanding of the foundations and dynamics of science education. Perspectives on Science Education can spur professional conversations that contribute to a deeper understanding of science education and strengthen your desire and ability to lead.

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    A$55.00
  3. Teaching Teachers: Bringing First-Rate Science to the Elementary Classroom

    From teachers as learners to assessment, from integrating the curriculum to the specifics of activity stations, demonstrations, and hands-on inquiry - this book gathers it all in one easy-to-reference volume.

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    A$15.95
  4. Be a Winner! A Science Teacher’s Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals

    In today's cash-strapped schools, more educators find it necessary to master the art of proposal writing to fund innovative initiatives inside and outside the classroom. This grant-writing guide specializes in advice and resources gathered by science educators for science educators.

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    A$55.95
  5. Engaging Minds in the Classroom Four-Book Bundle

    Discover how to keep students engaged in classwork by bringing back the joy of learning. The book Engaging Minds in the Classroom outfits you with a Framework for Joyful Learning to use in teaching and learning experiences every day. Then three more books in the set explore how to use this Framework to create language arts classes that keep students attentive and thoughtful (Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms), social studies lessons that connect content to real life experiences (Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms), and science and maths projects that help your students focued on understanding concepts rather than simply earning a mark (Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms).

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    A$59.95
  6. The Case for STEM Education: Challenges and Opportunities

    If you are interested in STEM education, policies, programs, or practices, or you work on STEM in some capacity at any level, The Case for STEM Education will prove to be valuable reading. Author Rodger W. Bybee has written this book to inspire individuals in leadership roles to better understand and take action on STEM initiatives. The book's 10 chapters put STEM in context by outlining the challenges facing STEM education, drawing lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrasting contemporary STEM with other education reforms, as well as offering several ideas and recommendations you can use to develop action plans for STEM.

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    A$45.95
  7. Reimagining the Science Department

    If you want your science teachers to have the freedom and capacity to truly make their teaching more effective, Reimagining the Science Department is the book for you. It provides both the context and counsel to help you change the departmental factors that don't support teaching and learning. If you are already a department chair or aspire to become one, Reimagining the Science Department will help you understand the importance of the position and develop your ability to lead. School administrators or school board members will find it depends the commitment to developing a department in which the practices of science are taught for the benefit of all students.

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    A$45.95
  8. ASCD Arias Publication: STEM Leadership

    This practical, hands-on guide shows F-12 school leaders how to support STEM programs that excite students and teachers - even if the leader is not an expert in science, technology, engineering or maths. Buckner and Boyd explore ideas for fostering equitable access to rich and rigorous learning experiences, acting as instructional leaders and building community engagement and partnerships. You'll get advice on creating a structure to help teachers examine, discuss and improve students' learning experiences. And you'll learn how to support teachers in designing challenging lessons that foster students' curiosity and ingenuity in working on real-world problems. Finally, you'll learn ways you can effectively tap into the wealth of resources in your community to help achieve your STEM vision.

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    A$15.00
  9. Professional Learning Communities for Science Teaching: Lessons From Research and Practice

    What would it take to move your school or district closer toward a culture that supports and sustains professional learning communities? This thought-provoking collection of stories detailing seven successful approaches to developing PLCs will inspire you to find answers to this question and others. From one school taking the initiative to create its own collaborative environment to a network of 500 universities and schools, the accounts explain the advantages of PLCs for teachers and their students. In a PLC environment, teachers receive continuous professional development, therefore improving their teaching skills to the benefit of student learning.

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    A$27.95
  10. 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

  11. 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
  12. A School Leaders 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

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