Powerful Learning

What We Know About Teaching for Understanding

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Author: Linda Darling-Hammond,Brigid Barron,P. David Pearson,Alan H. Schoenfeld,Elizabeth K. Stage,Timothy D. Zimmerman,Gina N. Cervetti,Jennifer L. Tilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119181763

Category: Education

Page: 288

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In Powerful Learning, Linda Darling-Hammond and animpressive list of co-authors offer a clear, comprehensive, andengaging exploration of the most effective classroom practices.They review, in practical terms, teaching strategies that generatemeaningful K–2 student understanding, and occur both withinthe classroom walls and beyond. The book includes rich stories, aswell as online videos of innovative classrooms and schools, thatshow how students who are taught well are able to think critically,employ flexible problem-solving, and apply learned skills andknowledge to new situations.

Powerful Learning

A Strategy for Systemic Educational Improvement

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Author: John Munro

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN: 1742860095

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Written by 3 pre-eminent educationalists, this long awaited text is a case study of the successful reform in the Northern Metro Region resulting in massive improvement in student performance. It discusses teaching strategies, organisational structure and policy and how they can be changed to support improvement plans in schools. The reform strategy is an inside-out approach to school improvement based on the commitment to every student reaching their potential, and is not just about improving literacy or numeracy but also the desire to learn. It is seen as quite the model for educational system reform due to the innovative approach and successful results. There has been .

Leading for Powerful Learning

A Guide for Instructional Leaders

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Author: Angela Breidenstein,Kevin Fahey,Carl Glickman,Frances Hensley

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772240

Category: Education

Page: 153

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Powerful Learning

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Author: Ronald S. Brandt

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871203057

Category: Education

Page: 94

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Describes conditions that promote learning in school, providing examples of real schools to illustrate how those conditions apply to students in the classroom.

Curiosity and Powerful Learning

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Author: David Hopkins,Wayne Craig,McREL Australia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994265319

Category: Action theory

Page: N.A

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Theories of action are the common reference points that assist educators to identify, design, implement and evaluate teaching and leadership practices. 'Curiosity and powerful learning' describes ten theories of action and suggests strategies for using them to increase curiosity and powerful learning.

Powerful Learning Communities

A Guide to Developing Student, Faculty, and Professional Learning Communities to Improve Student Success and Organizational Effectiveness

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Author: Oscar T. Lenning,Denise M. Hill,Kevin P. Saunders,Alisha Solan,Andria Stokes

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579225802

Category: Education

Page: 354

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Learning communities have been demonstrated to dramatically improve student outcomes by engaging students in their learning.

This book constitutes a comprehensive guide for readers who want a broad strategic view of learning communities, enabling them to identify which type of LC best meets the learning needs of their students, and the context and mission of their institution. It also provides the tools for planning, designing and implementing what the authors define as “powerful” LCs, and for understanding the assessment implications of their decisions.

The potential power of LCs is realised through effective facilitation, appropriate team-building activities, linkages, planning, and active collaboration that promotes learning of the group and the individual group members – all of which topics are covered in this volume.

This book is organised around the three themes of setting the stage, designing an LC, and building or enhancing a powerful LC, and covers three types of learning communities – student, professional (faculty, staff), and institutional LCs concerned with student learning – providing a range of tools and forms to facilitate planning. The authors also address designing and maintaining hybrid and virtual LCs.

This book is intended as a practical resource for anyone at any level in higher education who wants to champion, develop or redesign student or professional LCs, or even explore broader initiatives to develop their institution into a “learning organisation”. Administrators in academic and student affairs administrators will find guidance for setting appropriate policies and allocating resources.

The book may also serve as a textbook for graduate courses in institutional leadership and policy studies, curriculum and instruction, student affairs, or assessment/evaluation.

This is a radically revised new edition of The Powerful Potential of Learning Communities: Improving Education for the Future (1999).

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

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Author: Bryan Goodwin,Greg Cameron,Heather Hein

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621318

Category: Education

Page: 112

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What makes a great school leader? Contrary to what many believe, the answer is not tied to a certain kind of personality but to specific behaviors and actions that have positive effects on student achievement—behaviors and actions that any school leader can learn and put into practice. Over the last decade, thousands of school principals have done that, by implementing “balanced leadership,” an approach that recognizes the need to both maintain and challenge the status quo in order to move schools forward. Building on the analysis that was first reported in School Leadership That Works, the authors of Balanced Leadership identify the 21 responsibilities associated with effective leadership and show how they relate to three overarching responsibilities: * Establishing a clear focus—keeping the work and the conversations targeted on the issues that matter most; * Managing change—understanding how to skillfully steer through the challenges associated with making improvements, both large and small; and * Developing a purposeful community—creating a sense among all teachers and staff that they are invested in student outcomes and that they can make a difference. For each of these areas, key points and specific practices are described in detail and illustrated with stories from school principals who have successfully learned how to become great leaders. Step-by-step tools provide clear guidance for readers who are ready to make the same kind of journey—one with the potential to transform them and the schools they serve.

Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning

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Author: Bonnie Lathram,Tom Vandar Ark,Carri Schneider

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1632330679

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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We spend a lot of our time creating and sharing resources for educators and parents (who are often one and the same audience). Time and time again, we observe that families are left out of the equation when it comes to determining the primary audience for education reports, papers and articles—even though they are among the hungriest for informed opinions that can help them. This is why, in partnership with The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Getting Smart has cultivated a popular parents’ blog series, Smart Parents, to share stories for parents by parents on both GettingSmart.com and on The Huffington Post. The project, hatched around the office kitchen counter in the summer of 2014, grew out of the recognition that parents need help making informed decisions, finding quality resources and providing the best supports for kids. With the 80+ parent stories we’ve gathered, we have authored our newest book: Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning. As educators and as parents, we have seen profound shifts in the way in which human beings learn—both young and old. Families face unprecedented amounts of information and education-related decisions. This often leaves parents navigating a complex maze of new learning opportunities, new standards, new assessments and new technology. This book is a resource to guide parents in creating, choosing and advocating for powerful, student-centered learning experiences for their children. It is designed to facilitate conversation about important educational decisions parents face today. With advice on everything from picking preschools to accessing educational apps, this is the resource for parents so they can be informed, involved, inspirational and intentional.

High-Expectation Curricula

Helping All Students Succeed with Powerful Learning

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Author: Curt Dudley-Marling,Sarah Michaels

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772259

Category: Education

Page: 241

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Despite growing evidence that all students will benefit from engaging and challenging instruction, many struggling students continue to experience a circumscribed curriculum that emphasizes low-level skills. Featuring contributions from emerging and well-known researchers, this important volume is about the enactment of high-expectation curricula in everyday practice. Chapters document specific classroom strategies that make a difference in the learning of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and cultural and linguistic minority communities. While the book focuses on language and literacy instruction, key chapters on math and science also demonstrate high-expectation teaching across the curriculum. Book Features: A broad framework for creating high-expectation curricula in underperforming K12 schools, clear illustrations of what alternative literacy practices look like, powerful examples of rich math and science instruction, research-based strategies for second language learners, students with disabilities, and struggling readers, an incisive critique of the deficit-driven curricula that dominates in underachieving schools and classrooms.

Leadership for Powerful Learning

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Author: David Hopkins,Wayne Craig,McREL Australia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994265326

Category: Educational leadership

Page: N.A

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Our duty as educators is to create and maintain excellent schools and advance the learning of every student, that build each student's knowledge and skills about how to learn, that support them to be the best learners and the finest people they can be. 'Leadership for powerful learning' is written with that shared moral purpose in mind.

Homework Done Right

Powerful Learning in Real-Life Situations

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Author: Janet Alleman,Barbara Knighton,Jere Brophy,Rob Ley,Ben Botwinski

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412976537

Category: Education

Page: 202

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This step-by-step guide shows teachers how homework assignments can connect with the curriculum and with students' lives, including strategies and sample assignments for all grade levels.

Powerful Learning Environments

Unravelling Basic Components and Dimensions

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Author: Erik de Corte

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780080442754

Category: Education

Page: 239

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Over the past ten to fifteen years the international scene of research on learning and instruction has witnessed the emergence of important and promising developments. New theoretical frameworks, design principles, and research methodologies focusing on the construction, implementation, and evaluation of powerful learning environments have been put forward, coming from three intersecting subdomains within the broader field of research on learning and instruction - namely instructional psychology, instructional technology, and instructional design. Although it is obvious that the developments in those three subdomains are characterized by similarities and convergencies, there are still important differences. Therefore, there is a great need for scientific debate and attempts to integrate, or justify, the contrasting theoretical frameworks, methodological approaches, and empirical outcomes. A European research network, coordinated by the Center for Instructional Psychology and Technology of the University of Leuven, has been set up to work towards this end. The present volume is the first collective output of this European research network, and focuses on unravelling and identifying basic component and dimensions of powerful learning environments. It is based on the presentations and discussions that constituted the "piece de résistance" of a first meeting of the research network.

The System and Powerful Learning

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Author: David Hopkins,Wayne Craig,McREL Australia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994265302

Category: Educational leadership

Page: N.A

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'The system and powerful learning' takes a wide-angled view of school improvement. It investigates the strategic context for schools and systems, and draws lessons from the evidence about how to shape the context so that the greatest benefits are won for our students.

Threading the Concept

Powerful Learning for the Music Classroom

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Author: Debra Gordon Hedden

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607094428

Category: Music

Page: 186

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This book provides both preservice and seasoned music educators with a unique and powerful way of teaching. The premise of the book is to offer a pedagogical approach that emphasizes focus on conceptual learning that is sensory oriented. From the musical concepts we teach_melody, harmony, rhythm, and form_the teacher targets one concept per lesson (e.g., melody), and provides learning experiences in singing, listening, performing, moving, reading/writing, and improvising/composing that are all focused on only that concept. Essentially, the learners are bombarded visually, aurally, and kinesthetically, gaining a firm grasp of the concept because they have heard, sung, moved, performed, written, and created in that class, all in small time segments. The teacher has a greater ability to reach all students' learning needs and engage them in active learning in each class. The book not only offers background information about the learning process, but also specific lesson templates that serve as conceptual models for music classes.

Library User Education

Powerful Learning, Powerful Partnerships

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Author: Barbara I. Dewey

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0585386013

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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Library User Education contains 43 chapters, which explore the value and impact of collaboration and partnerships in academic library user education programs. This is a highly useful and current text, which covers a range of specific programs, formats, and strategies. Examples of many institutions' information literacy efforts and effective evaluation and assessment methods provide strong models to follow or adapt.

Faces of Learning

50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education

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Author: Sam Chaltain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470945919

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Inspirational stories of engaging, real-life educational experiences Everyone has a personal learning story, a time when they became actively engaged in their own education. Maybe it was an especially challenging teacher, or a uniquely supportive environment, or a collaborative classroom. In Faces of Learning, both well-known public figures, such as Arne Duncan and Al Franken, and ordinary Americans recall the moments when they truly learned something. Includes stories from people of all different backgrounds and from all over the country The stories are grouped into categories by theme like "relevant" and "experiential" to help reveal the common characteristics of what works in education Each chapter ends with five things you can do to improve your own learning, that of your students, and of all Americans Readers can visit the companion website www.facesoflearning.net to share their own stories of educational success and find out what else they can do.

Five Levers to Improve Learning

How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School

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Author: Tony Frontier,James Rickabaugh

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416617647

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Why have decades of school reform had so little measurable effect on student achievement? Why have billions of dollars spent on technology, small-school initiatives, and school-choice options failed to improve our schools? Too often, educators are simply pulling the wrong levers, say Tony Frontier and James Rickabaugh. They explain that the various components of schooling fall into five categories: structure, sample, standards, strategy, and self. Understanding how these five "levers" work--and their relative power--can help unlock the potential for lasting improvements in teaching and learning. The authors show readers that changes to structure and sample (how schools are organized and how students are grouped) will not be effective without changes to standards (expectations for student learning), strategy (instructional strategies to engage students in meaningful learning), and self (the set of beliefs teachers and students have about their capacity to be effective). At the heart of this book is a simple message for teachers, administrators, board members, and education policymakers at all levels: the key to success is not doing more work and making more changes, but doing the right work, and making the right changes.

Building Powerful Learning Environments

From Schools to Communities

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Author: Arina Bokas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475830947

Category: Education

Page: 156

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Building Powerful Learning Environments takes a close look at the trends of the Post-Digital Era through the prism of how systems of education can meet the needs of our times and offers a systemic approach to creating a different canvas for learning that aligns to these changes. At the center of the book are the concepts of a learning environment and a culture of partnerships.

Building Powerful Learning Environments

From Schools to Communities

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Author: Arina Bokas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475830927

Category: Education

Page: 156

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Building Powerful Learning Environments takes a close look at the trends of the Post-Digital Era through the prism of how systems of education can meet the needs of our times and offers a systemic approach to creating a different canvas for learning that aligns to these changes. At the center of the book are the concepts of a learning environment and a culture of partnerships. A learning environment has traditionally been viewed as something that educators created and sustained inside their schools. Building Powerful Learning Environments expands this understanding to embrace families, communities, other learning institutions, and businesses not as helpers, but as co-builders of a powerful learning environment. It demonstrates that schools have to take the first step in this direction by becoming the center of a new educational culture - a culture of partnerships. This book looks into various ways of creating this culture at district, school, and classroom levels. It provides practical guidance, strategies, and tips as well as some conceptual understanding of what can be done to create and support this culture at various levels of educational leadership.