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  1. Amplify Your Impact: Coaching Collaborative Teams in PLCs at Work™

    While much evidence has supported the significant impact professional learning communities (PLCs), collaboration and coaching each have on learning, few schools and districts have combined these concepts to shift the focus of their coaching from individual teachers to collaborative teams. But Amplify Your Impact: Coaching Collaborative Teams in PLCs at Work merges these three constructive concepts and presents F-12 coaches, administrators and teacher leaders with a framework that enhances collaborative efforts in PLCs and represents the next generation of best practices in teaching and coaching. The authors show how coaching teams collaboratively improves the productivity of traditional best practices in coaching, which address teachers individually.

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    A$42.95
  2. School Improvement for All: A How-To Guide for Doing the Right Work

    In School Improvement for All: A How-To Guide for Doing the Right Work, Sharon V. Kramer and Sarah Schuhl present a practical guide for implementing Professional Learning Community at Work practices in schools that need to improve student achievement but feel they have tried all their options. The authors advocate continuous improvement by urging school staff to assess their school's practices and how they can change these processes to help students of all skill levels meet academic expectations. Teachers and administrators will learn how to drive increased academic achievement for all students, contemplate their school's reality and determine what actions they can take to improve student learning, and find ways to plan for structural changes that will produce the school culture they seek.

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    A$39.95
  3. Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs: The Human Side of Leading People, Protocols and Practices

    In Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs, Daniel R. Venables draws on his extensive experience helping schools and regions implement effective PLCs to explore this crucial but often-overlooked need. Taking a two-pronged approach to PLC facilitation, Venables offers targeted guidance both for leading the people in teacher teams and for facilitating their work. This practical resource provides strategies for facilitating interactions among colleagues in PLCs and building trust and buy-in; field-tested, user-friendly protocols to focus and deepen team discussions around text, data, teacher and student work, teacher dilemmas and collaborative planning time; and tips for anticipating and addressing interpersonal conflicts and obstacles that commonly arise during use of protocols.

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    A$35.95
  4. Personalised Learning in a PLC at Work: Student Agency Through the Four Critical Questions

    Personalised Learning in a PLC at Work: Student Agency Through the Four Critical Questions is a guide for all schools aspiring to be innovative and transformational. Timothy S. Stuart, Sascha Heckmann, Mike Mattos and Austin Buffum explore what it means to be a learning-progressive school and what schools have in common: they are high-functioning professional learning communities (PLCs) with well-implemented response to intervention (RTI) structures, and they have developed mutual partnerships with students in the learning process. Making the PLC process student centred - encouraging students to make sense of the four critical questions that are the foundation of PLCs - helps them engage with the content and meet curriculum requirements with an understanding of why they must meet them.

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    A$42.95
  5. Beyond Co-Teaching Basics: A Data-Driven, No-Fail Model for Continuous Improvement

    Collaborative teaching, or co-teaching, is a powerful way to support the learning of students with diverse learning needs. But how do you know when you’re doing it right? And if you’re not, what can you do about that? Authors Wendy W. Murawski and Wendy W. Lochner introduce the Collaborative Teaching Improvement Model of Excellence (CTIME), a continuous improvement model that embraces personalized professional learning to ensure that teachers meet the core competencies for co-teaching without burning out along the way. Offering a practical approach to achieving mastery of the co-teaching core competencies, this book provides dozens of strategies, resources, and templates that can be used by district-level administrators, principals, and co-teaching teams. If you’re ready to examine your co-teaching practices to make sure you’re achieving the best possible outcomes for your students, then Beyond Co-Teaching Basics is for you.

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    A$39.95
  6. Responding to the Every Student Succeeds Act With the PLC at Work™ Process

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents US educators and local and state legislators with a rare opportunity: to reconceive schooling and education funding to better address students’ needs. Richard DuFour, Douglas Reeves, and Rebecca DuFour showcase how to make the most of this opportunity by fully committing to the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process, which holds the greatest potential for maximizing student achievement.

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    A$32.95
  7. Professional Learning Communities - Voices from the Field: A Complete Professional Learning Resource for Schools

    Professional Learning Communities - Voices from the Field is the perfect guide for any leadership team, collaborative team or educator looking to transform their school into a professional learning community. This multimedia professional learning package presents a series of in-depth interviews and meetings with teachers, leaders and other stakeholders as they discuss the key ideas of professional learning communities, providing invaluable insight into the PLC process from real educators who do the work every day. With the accompanying videos, you will observe how becoming a professional learning community has not only improved both the school and the school community, but also the professional outcomes of its own educators and the students they serve.

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    A$250.00
  8. Breaking With Tradition: The Shift to Competency-Based Learning in PLCs at Work™

    Shifting to competency-based learning allows educators to replace traditional, ineffective systems with a personalized, student-centered approach. Throughout the resource, the authors explore how the components of PLCs promote the principles of competency-based education and share real-world examples from practitioners who have made the transition. Each chapter ends with reflection questions readers can answer to apply their learning.

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    A$39.95
  9. Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work

    As Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work emphasises, to ensure high levels of learning for both students and educators, school must first function as a professional learning community (PLC). With PLC as the foundation to their approach to RTI, Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos and Janet Malone offer powerful research and their own professional experiences to capture why the three tiers of RTI best help prevent students from falling behind in their learning. The thoughtfully adapted RTI at Work pyramid, aligned to the larger PLC at Work framework, makes individual students the focus of multi-tiered school interventions. This handbook offers logical tier-by-tier guiding principles and essential actions to help educators collaboratively create a highly effective, multi-tiered system of supports.

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    A$45.00
  10. Teaching in the Fast Lane: How to Create Active Learning Experiences

    Teaching in the Fast Lane offers teachers a way to increase student engagement: an active classroom. The active classroom is about creating learning experiences differently, so that students engage in exploration of the content and take on a good share of the responsibility for their own learning. Suzy Pepper Rollins details how to design, manage and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. She offers student-centred, practical strategies on sorting, station teaching and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy and sense of purpose. Using these strategies, teachers can strategically "let go" in ways that enable students to reach their learning targets and experience a real sense of accomplishment.

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    A$35.95
  11. Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work, Revised Third Edition

    Rewritten for an Australian context, this revised version of Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work, Third Edition is the best-selling guide for action that helps educators close the knowing-doing gap as they transform their schools into professional learning communities (PLCs). Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper worked closely with the original authors in creating Australia's first school recognised as an exemplar PLC at Work in 2010, and have now contributed their expert knowledge of that endeavour, and more, to this resource. Packed with real-world solutions and strategies, this revised third edition will become a treasured resource for individual educators and teacher teams at every level of your PLC.

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    A$55.00
  12. A New Way: Introducing Higher Education to Professional Learning Communities at Work

    Drive lasting structural and cultural change. With this user-friendly guide, you'll discover how to implement professional learning community practices in colleges and universities. The authors detail the great promise the PLC process has for reshaping the way leaders think and work together to drive student achievement. Practical and research-based, the process carries significant potential for improving results in higher education. Craft a clear purpose, and review the three big ideas of a PLC. Learn the key questions that collaborative teams must answer to improve student learning in university settings.

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    A$41.25

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