Developing Learning Communities Through Teacher Expertise

ISBN-10: 0761946179

ISBN-13: 9780761946175

Edition: 2004

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Giselle O. Martin-Kniep presents 'internal capacity building' as an alternative to external professional development. Using case studies, she analyzes four approaches to building capacity: standards-based design, professional portfolios, action research & learning communities.
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 10/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Learning Communities
What Are Learning Communities?
Why Are They Important?
What Do Learning Communities Do? What do They Require to Function?
What Gets in the Way of the Development of Learning Communities?
What Can We Do to Support Learning Communities?
Possible Questions for the Reader
Recommended Books on Learning Communities
Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment Design
What Does It Take to Develop a Standards-Based, Learner-Centered Unit?
How Do We Help Teachers Develop High-Quality Standards-Based Units?
Possible Questions for the Reader
Recommended Books on Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment Design
Data-Driven Inquiry and Action Research
Three Examples of Inquiry
How Can Schools Support Individual, Collaborative, and School-Based Research?
Possible Questions for the Reader
Recommended Books on Action Research and Use of Data
Professional Portfolios
What Do Professional Portfolios Include?
Understanding and Use of Standards-Based and Learner-Centered Curriculum and Assessment
Use of Reflection and Data to Improve One's Practice
How Are Professional Portfolios Organized?
How Can Schools Begin to Support the Development and Use of Professional Portfolios?
Possible Questions for the Reader
Recommended Books on Portfolios
Developing an Action Plan
Identification of Internal Expertise
Assessment of Needs
Brokering of Relationships Among Teachers
Curriculum and Assessment Design Work
Inquiry and Analysis Work
Professional Portfolio Work
Description of CSETL and Its Mission
Unit Design Template
Application to Become a CSETL Fellow
Professional Portfolio Rubric
References
Index
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