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  1. Role of PLCs in Advancing 21st Century Skills DVD

    In this keynote session from the 21st Century Learning Institute on 12 October 2010 Richard DuFour asserts that traditional school culture is not designed to deliver those outcomes. For students to acquire essential skills, schools must organise into PLCs. This set includes a 71-minute DVD with the video session and a CD with materials to support team or individual professional learning, including the presenter's PowerPoint, an excerpt from the book 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn and relevant web links.

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    A$150.00
  2. Leading Difficult Conversations: Professional Learning Communities at Work DVD

    Transforming a school into a professional learning community (PLC) requires changing embedded behaviours, beliefs and processes, which can cause resistance and conflict. In healthy PLCs, these conflicts are addressed in ways that both support core values and respect team members. In this short video, Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour model a principal and a teacher engaging in a conflict over marking practices, then the role play is broken down and analysed. Viewers will learn how to hold difficult but crucial conversations that lead to higher levels of commitment to PLC practices.

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    A$150.00
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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

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