Breakthrough

ISBN-10: 1412926424
ISBN-13: 9781412926423
Edition: 2006
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Description: "A clear and insightful look at why teaching must be conceived as constant learning about learning. The analysis of past failed reforms and the general conditions needed for success is well-stated and illuminating." -Grant Wiggins Authentic  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

"A clear and insightful look at why teaching must be conceived as constant learning about learning. The analysis of past failed reforms and the general conditions needed for success is well-stated and illuminating." -Grant Wiggins Authentic Education Redesign classroom instruction to transform learning for both students and teachers! Breakthrough presents a revolutionary new approach to educational reform, breaking away from the conventional paradigm to help educators create focused instruction, transform the classroom experience, and dramatically raise-and sustain-performance levels for students and teachers alike. This book provides the breakthrough concepts needed for developing precise, validated, data-driven instruction personalized to each and every student. Synthesizing the best of current instructional models, this framework focuses on the Triple P Core Breakthrough Components: Personalization-meaningful, student-centered classroom interactions; Precision-using formative assessments to monitor individual student progress; and Professional Learning-daily, ongoing learning for all educators. Helping educators create expert instructional systems, while breaking through the "prescription trap," the authors introduce unique elements of the Breakthrough model, including: Improvement by design \Assessment for learning Critical learning instructional paths Mapping instructional paths Smart use of data to drive instruction Locking in ongoing improvement Breakthrough establishes the tipping point for moving toward personalized, high-quality instruction and learning in the classroom to ensure continuous improvement and ongoing academic success.

Consulting Description Consulting Description: Leadership nbsp; An innovative thinker who is sought-after by institutions, publishers, and international think-tanks, Michael Fullan is special advisor on education to Dalton McGuinty, the premier of Ontario. He formerly served as dean and professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.nbsp;He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and from Nipissing University in Canada.nbsp;Fullan served as dean of the faculty of education at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 2003, leading two major organizational transformations, including a merger of two large schools of education. He is currently working as adviser and consultant on several major education reform initiatives around the world.nbsp;He bases his work on research and practice on both the public and private sectors, finding an increasing convergence in this literature. He has written several bestsellers on leadership and change that have been translated into several languages. Four of his books have won book of the year awards, and his publications have been translated into several languages. Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an eStudy opportunity! Visit http://www.corwin.com/learning/estudy/fullan.html for more information.

Carmel Cr�vola is currently an independent international literacy consultant, author, and researcher who works extensively in Australia, Canada, UK, and the US. Her focus is on assisting systems tonbsp;align their assessment processes, instructional practices, and instructional leadership. Cr�vola has pioneered new approaches to data-driven literacy instruction and has led several large-scale school reform initiatives in both Australia and the USA. Formerly a school principal in Victoria, Australia, she has 22 years of K-9 classroom teaching experience.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
The New Mission for School Systems
A System Stalled
The Prescription Trap
Breakthrough Components
The Triple P Core Components
Transforming Classroom Instruction
The Current Model
The Crux of the Problem
A Basis in Learning Theory
The Breakthrough
Creating Expert Instructional Systems
A Focus on Improvement by Design
Expert Instructional Systems
Assessment for Learning
Lessons From Health Care
Building a Critical Learning Instructional Path
Mapping the Instructional Path
Measuring and Monitoring Learning
Using the Data to Drive Instruction
Classroom Organization
Loops and Detours in the Critical Learning Instructional Path
Beyond Early Literacy
Locking In Ongoing Improvement
Building the System
Breakthrough Leadership: A Way Forward
What Is Needed
Using Change Knowledge
The Breakthrough Framework
Breakthrough Leadership
Conclusion
References
Index

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