Links to Resources: Building Effective Professional Learning Initiatives #5388

1. Identifying What Really Works

Required Readings

Required Readings:

Gulamhussein, A. (2013). Teaching the Teachers Effective Professional Development in an Era of High Stakes Accountability. Center for Public Education. Retrieved from http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Staffingstudents/Teaching-the-Teachers-Effective-Professional-Development-in-an-Era-of-High-Stakes-Accountability/Teaching-the-Teachers-Full-Report.pdf

Heather Hill. (2015). Review of The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth about Our Quest for Teacher Development. Harvard Graduate School of Education. Retrieved from http://www.greatlakescenter.org/docs/Think_Twice/TT-Hill-TNTP.pdf

Standards for Professional Learning. (2011). Retrieved from https://learningforward.org/standards

Standards for Professional Learning: Quick Reference Guide. (2011). Retrieved from https://learningforward.org/docs/pdf/standardsreferenceguide.pdf?sfvrsn=0

TNTP. (2015). The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About Our Quest for Teacher Development. Retrieved from http://tntp.org/publications/view/evaluation-and-development/the-mirage-confronting-the-truth-about-our-quest-for-teacher-development

Why Are So Many of Our Teachers and Schools So Successful?

https://youtu.be/rzwJXUieD0U

2. Promoting Go & Show PL

Required Readings

Required Readings

Andrews, T. M., Leonard, M. J., Colgrove, C. A., & Kalinowski, S. T. (2011). Active Learning Not Associated with Student Learning in a Random Sample of College Biology Courses. CBE Life Sciences Education, 10(4), 394–405. http://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.11-07-0061

Goodwin, B. (2015). Research Says/Does Teacher Collaboration Promote Teacher Growth? Educational Leadership, 73(4), 82–83. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec15/vol73/num04/Does-Teacher-Collaboration-Promote-Teacher-Growth%C2%A2.aspx

Gulamhussein, A. (2013). Teaching the Teachers Effective Professional Development in an Era of High Stakes Accountability. Center for Public Education. Retrieved from http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Staffingstudents/Teaching-the-Teachers-Effective-Professional-Development-in-an-Era-of-High-Stakes-Accountability/Teaching-the-Teachers-Full-Report.pdf

Supplemental Text

Duarte, N. (2013). Resonate: Present visual stories that transform audiences. John Wiley & Sons.

An online media version of Resonate can be accessed for free at http://resonate.duarte.com/#!page0

Reynolds, G. (2013). Presentation zen design: simple design principles and techniques to enhance your presentations. New Riders.

How To Begin Your Presentation with Simon Sinek

https://youtu.be/e80BbX05D7Y

Nancy Duarte uncovers common structure of greatest communicators

https://youtu.be/1nYFpuc2Umk

Duarte has a free online media version of her book Resonate that you need to review and further explore the principles that she has provided in the TED Talk – http://resonate.duarte.com/#!page0

Innovation That Sticks Case Study – OCSB: Collaborative Professional Development

https://youtu.be/iUusuw-xdr4

3. Planning the Go & Show PL

Required Readings

Required Readings

Wei, R. C., Darling-Hammond, L., Andree, A., Richardson, N., & Orphanos, S. (2009). Professional Learning in the Learning Profession: A Status Report on Teacher Development in the U.S. and Abroad. Technical Report. National Staff Development Council. Retrieved from http://www.ostrc.org/docs/document_library/ppd/Professionalism/Professional%20Learning%20in%20the%20Learning%20Profession.pdf

CASE STUDY REPORT Ottawa Catholic School Board Leading and learning for innovation: A Framework for District-Wide Change
http://reports.cea-ace.ca/ocsbcasestudy
http://www.cea-ace.ca/sites/cea-ace.ca/files/cea_ocsb_innovation_report.pdf

Innovation That Sticks Case Study – OCSB: Risk Taking

https://youtu.be/UAMcjUzdVnE

4. Roles and Responsibilities

Required Readings

Required Texts

Gopnik, A. (2016, July 30). What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/opinion/sunday/what-babies-know-about-physics-and-foreign-languages.html

Toikkanen, T. (2016, June 30). Learning Despite School. Retrieved August 1, 2016, from https://medium.com/lifelearn/learning-despite-school-d0879be9464f#.f6roydrfs

Pope, C., Beal, C., Long, S., & McCammon, L. (2011). They teach us how to teach them: Teacher preparation for the 21st century. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 11(4), 324-349. Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/v11i4languagearts1.pdf

Beatty, B. R. (2000). Teachers leading their own professional growth: self-directed reflection and collaboration and changes in perception of self and work in secondary school teachers. Journal of In-Service Education, 26(1), 73–97. http://doi.org/10.1080/13674580000200102

Supplemental reading & video on play:

Peter Gray: Mother Nature’s Pedagogy: Insights from Evolutionary Psychology – https://youtu.be/G2BAJ_svbhA

Gray, P. (2011). The evolutionary biology of education: How our hunter-gatherer educative instincts could form the basis for education today. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 4(1), 28-40.

Gray, P., & Riley, G. (2013). The challenges and benefits of unschooling according to 232 families who have chosen that route. Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning, 7(14), 1-27.

Gray, P. (2013). Free to learn: Why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life. Basic Books.

Peter Gray – Self-Directed Learning Fundamentals

https://youtu.be/YoE480mzrk0

5. Connecting and Communicating your Ideas

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