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  1. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Leading the New Literacies

    Leading the New Literacies explores how to shift to digital, media and global (DMG) project-based learning and create engaged, energised and globally competent teachers and students. Using this book, F-12 educators will learn how to bring digital, media and global literacies into their curriculum; examine the effects of school leaders' attitudes as they grapple with the implications of the new literacies; equip students with the skills to think critically about digital sources of information; learn how and where to find new forms of media that students can safely use as learning tools; understand the skills and attributes that characterise global competence and global awareness; and learn strategies and set realistic goals for system-wide implementation of the new literacies.

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    A$32.95
  2. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Global Literacy

    This book explores how educators can cultivate globally literate learners while becoming globally connected themselves, examining ways to bring global issues into the classroom and personalise them using digital tools. The authors offer strategies for implementing global-awareness studies in the school curriculum, as well as creating new types of 21st century learning environments. Using this book, F-12 educators will understand how our changing world calls for global awareness; gain strategies and recommendations for making global issues relevant; integrate 21st century skills into classrooms; cultivate global citizens able to understand and thrive in contemporary society; and use global competence to stimulate interest in learning, education and careers.

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    A$27.95
  3. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Media Literacy

    Mastering Media Literacy displays the role media can play in merging technology and instruction to give students greater access to knowledge, make learning more meaningful and help students play a more active role in their education, providing tips for incorporating media literacy into the school curriculum. F-12 educators will learn how to use media literacy to enhance learning and create opportunities for deeper understanding of concepts and skills, current events and global issues; prepare students to thrive in a more visually saturated and technology-based world; teach students to evaluate the validity of media and information being shared through different mediums; and design rubrics that effectively evaluate content knowledge and knowledge of technology tools.

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    A$27.95
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Transformative Talk: Cognitive Coaches Share Their Stories

    Transformative Talk assists an aspirant Cognitive Coach in building their coaching capabilities. It draws upon each of the insights and experiences of Cognitive Coaching training associates and agency trainers who are 'walking the talk' in their own lives and careers. Each chapter at varying degrees reflects personal journeys shared with the explicit intention to assist you in making connections to your own work and your growth as a coach.Talk is critical to the complex, challenging and intrinsically satisfying work of educators. This book provides you with the opportunity to continue transforming your talk so you can transform the thinking of others in the process of education.

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    A$35.95
  7. From Inspiration to Red Carpet: Host Your Own Student Film Festival

    From Inspiration to Red Carpet: Host Your Own Student Film Festival is the perfect resource for teachers looking to improve their students’ writing and digital literacy skills. The authors are technology integration specialists charged with helping teachers in their district make technology a fundamental part of learning and teaching. They took note of students’ interest in digital media outside of school and realised that video production was an excellent way to get students engaged and using technology in the classroom. To make video production a part of the district culture, they developed the Parkway School Digital Film Festival. This festival has since become a catalyst for innovation in the classroom. A film festival can do the same at your school or district!

     

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    A$30.95
  8. The Focus Factor: 8 Essential Twenty-First Century Thinking Skills for Deeper Student Learning

    In this revised Australian edition of The Focus Factor, author James Bellanca examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Australian Curriculum and ensures future success for students in 21st-century life, school and work. Each chapter introduces the what, the why and the how to do it for explicit incorporation of content-crossing competencies. The text features practical how-to classroom examples that make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.

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    A$32.95
  9. Charlotte's Web 2.0 Business Education

    Business Education is designed to teach business basics using Web 2.0 applications. The very nature of Web 2.0 applications enables students to create, connect and collaborate with others; skills that are fundamental to the 21st Century Classroom framework. Business Education contains thirty-two detailed, project-based lessons for business and technology classrooms, as well as a guide to using specific web applications to complete projects. Applications are only the means to an end, so this book focuses on the pedagogy of business rather than the use of specific applications. This concept will teach students ways to achieve results rather than focusing on learning specific applications. It will give students confidence to use a variety of productivity tools, both today and in the future.

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    A$39.95
  10. Thinking in the Australian Curriculum: A Handbook for Educators

    The use of the language of thinking and the explicit teaching of thinking is becoming an ever-present feature of classroom practice. However, the issue faced by many school leaders in particular is how can such methodology be embedded within and across the school as part of the ongoing culture of every classroom? This handbook outlines a five-step process that will assist schools at all levels in implementing a whole-school approach to infusing thinking into the curriculum in classrooms working with the new Australian Curriculum. It provides frameworks for ensuring that practices become an enduring part of the culture of the school.

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    A$16.95
  11. The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups

    The Adaptive School is about developing strong schools in which collaborative faculties are capable of meeting the certain challenges of today and the uncertain challenges of tomorrow. Some schools are flourishing. Others are making remarkable gains in improving student achievement, increasing attendance, attaining higher post-school accomplishments, and developing satisfying relationships with their communities. Some schools produce only fair results; others languish. We believe that all can be better. The Adaptive School is designed as a sourcebook to support you in developing and facilitating collaborative groups to improve student learning. You can use it as a basic text for yourself or as a reference book for diagnosis and problem solving.

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    A$49.95
  12. Schoolwide Pedagogy

    The idea of schoolwide pedagogy (SWP) is a relatively new phenomenon, and here, thanks to researchers at the Leadership Research Institute at the University of Southern Queensland, is a brand-new title to help you understand this exciting teacher-friendly concept better. Introducing the background of SWP through personal recollections, you’ll learn about the specific criterion and principles that characterise SWP,as well as discover how it has been used. This book’s multiple messages of inspiration and practical pedagogical approaches will serve as motivation for any teacher, principal or school community that wants to revitalise their school outcomes.

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    A$35.95

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