Putting FACES on the Data What Great Leaders Do!

ISBN-10: 1452202583

ISBN-13: 9781452202587

Edition: 2012

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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Lyn Sharratt is the senior advisor of system and school improvement for the York Region District School Board. Prior to this present position, Sharratt was superintendent of curriculum and instructional services in the York Region District School Board, north of Toronto, Canada. She has taught in 3 other school districts as well as having been an administrator/associate professor at York University's preservice program; executive assistant of professional development with the Federation of Women Teachers� Association of Ontario; and director of curriculum at the Ontario Public Schools Boards� Association, working with elected trustees across the province of Ontario. She has written many articles and presented internationally on such topics as districtwide reform; increasing students� literacy achievement; aligned system and school improvement; assessment that drives classroom instruction; technology implementation, change, and the importance of leadership development in increasing student achievement. She is an associate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, where she received her doctorate in 1996.

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.

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
From Information Glut to Well-Known FACES
Introduction
Toward Well-Known FACES
How the 14 Parameters Came to Be
Parallel Research
Simcoe County District School Board Case Study
The Power of Putting FACES on the Data
Genesis of the Dialogue with Educators
When and How We Asked the Research Questions
Research Findings: Question 1
Clustering the Parameters
Why Do We Put FACES on the Data?
How Do We Drill Down to Find "the Lovely Apparition"?
To Be, or Not to Be (Good): That Is the Question
FACES at High School
Community Schools Case Study
Making It Work in Practice-Assessment
Assessment Case Study
What Have We Learned about Assessment from This Case Study?
Grande Prairie Case Study
Making It Work in Practice-Instruction
Tier 1-Good First Teaching and Classroom Practice
Tier 2-Case Management Approach
Tier 3-Early Intervention
Eastern Ontario Case Study
Leadership-Individualizing for Improvement
Leading-by-Example Case Study
Know-ability, Mobilize-ability, Sustain-ability
Case Study from Vail Unified School District, Vail, Arizona
Ownership-Of All the FACES
An Entire State as a Case Study
Public Policy Implications
Parents and Communities Are "Owners," Too!
Case Studies Reveal "Ownership by All"
Epilogue
Glossary of Terms
Matrix of Scaffolded Learning Using the Gradual-Release-of-Responsibility Model: From Modeled to Shared to Guided to Interdependent Practice for Practitioners
Data Collection Placemat for Research
Case Management Template
The Teaching-Learning Cycle
Weekly Literacy Block Planner
Task-Oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom's Taxonomy
Cross-Curricular Literacy Indicators of Success
Guiding Questions for Collaborative Team Book Study
References
Index
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