Powerful Learning


Author: Ronald S. Brandt

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871203057

Category: Education

Page: 94

View: 5142

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

Leading for Powerful Learning

A Guide for Instructional Leaders


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

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772240

Category: Education

Page: 153

View: 8614

Powerful Learning

A Strategy for Systemic Educational Improvement


Author: John Munro

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN: 1742860095

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 6062

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 .

Powerful Learning Environments

Unravelling Basic Components and Dimensions


Author: E. De Corte,Lieven Verschaffel,N.J. Entwistle,J. van Merrienboer

Publisher: Pergamon Press

ISBN: 9780080442754

Category: Education

Page: 239

View: 2711

Presents the collective output of a European research network, coordinated by the Center for Instructional Psychology and Technology of the University of Leuven. This work focuses on unravelling and identifying basic component and dimensions of powerful learning environments.

Powerful Learning

What We Know About Teaching for Understanding


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

View: 2589

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.

Leadership for Powerful Learning


Author: David Hopkins,Wayne Craig,McREL Australia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994265326

Category: Educational leadership

Page: N.A

View: 4382

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.

Powerful Learning Communities

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


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

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579225802

Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 6581

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).

Curiosity and Powerful Learning


Author: David Hopkins,Wayne Craig,McREL Australia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994265319

Category: Action theory

Page: N.A

View: 9200

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.

Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning


Author: Bonnie Lathram,Tom Vander Ark,Carri Schneider

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1632330679

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 3903

By parents, for parents. That’s what makes Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning different from most parenting books. Drawing on personal parenting stories and expert advice from more than 60 contributors, this guide will leave you with ideas you can put into action immediately. With advice on everything from selecting preschools to accessing educational apps, this is the resource for parents who want to get involved in their children’s learning, stay informed about all the ways kids can learn inside and outside of school, inspire a lifelong love of learning and remain intentional in their decision-making. If you want to better grasp what it means to educate a child in ways that are engaging, empowering and attuned to a child’s unique needs, look no further. This book brightly leads the way to creating and advocating for powerful, student-centered learning experiences.

High-Expectation Curricula

Helping All Students Succeed with Powerful Learning


Author: Curt Dudley-Marling,Sarah Michaels

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772259

Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 8810

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.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning


Author: Bryan Goodwin,Greg Cameron,Heather Hein

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416620885

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 5540

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.

Building Powerful Learning Environments

From Schools to Communities


Author: Arina Bokas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475830947

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 2368

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.

Homework Done Right

Powerful Learning in Real-Life Situations


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

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412976537

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 5267

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.

Library User Education

Powerful Learning, Powerful Partnerships


Author: Barbara I. Dewey

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0585386013

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 2082

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.

The System and Powerful Learning


Author: David Hopkins,Wayne Craig,McREL Australia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994265302

Category: Educational leadership

Page: N.A

View: 3961

'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.

55 Instructional Routines for Powerful Learning

Research-Based Literacy Routines That Streamline Planning, Engage Students, and Maximize Learning


Author: Carol Chanter

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545874427


Page: 160

View: 9421

Classroom routines help students know what to expect so they can focus on learning. This research-based, classroom-tested collection of instructional routines for building literacy offers a variety of options for each part of your lesson: introducing topics teaching content checking for understanding leading guided practice structuring independent practice providing feedback With this menu of routines at your fingertips, you can streamline planning and increase student engagement throughout your lessons. For use with Grades K-8."

Powerful Environments for Promoting Deep Conceptual and Strategic Learning


Author: Lieven Verschaffel,E. De Corte

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058674692

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 3924

Over the past years a substantial amount of research has been undertaken relating to the development of powerful learning environments for the acquisition in students of worthwhile educational objectives focussing on conceptual understanding, higher-order cognitive and metacognitive skills, and self-regulated learning. This research has been mainly undertaken from three distinct, but related perspectives in the study of learning and instruction, namely instructional psychology, instructional technology, and instructional design. Against this background a "research community" involving 14 European research teams has recently been initiated with the aim of interactively contributing to the advancement of theory and methodology relating to the design, implementation, and evaluation of powerful learning environments.This volume, based on the plenary lectures and working sessions during the community's third workshop, constitutes a collective output of this research community, focussing on the identification and analysis of major components and dimensions of powerful learning environments aimed at the promotion of deep conceptual and strategic learning in major domains of school curricula, like mathematics, physics, history, and social sciences.In Part I of the volume three chapters present general perspectives on the central theme of the third workshop. In Part II six studies are reported wherein novel learning environments for elementary and secondary mathematics education have been designed, implemented and evaluated. In Part III of the volume another set of five investigations is presented relating to the design, implementation and evaluation of powerful learning environments in other subject-matter domains (physics, history, social sciences) and in teacher training.