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Got Data? Now What? Creating and Leading Cultures of Inquiry

ISBN-10: 1936765039
ISBN-13: 9781936765034
Edition: 2012
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Description: Explore three defining challenges that school teams face when gathering, interpreting, and utilizing school data. Complete with survey questions for efficient data collection, group work structures, strategies, and tools--along with essential  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: 2/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Explore three defining challenges that school teams face when gathering, interpreting, and utilizing school data. Complete with survey questions for efficient data collection, group work structures, strategies, and tools--along with essential definitions and descriptions of data types--this compelling guide will help you confront data obstacles and turn struggling committees into powerful communities of learners.

Laura Lipton is codirector of MiraVia, LLC, a publishing and development firm in Sherman, CT. Lipton is an international consultant whose writing, research, and seminars focus on effective and innovative instructional practices and building professional and organizational capacities for enhanced learning. She engages with schools and school districts, designing and conducting workshops on organizational development, learning-focused instruction, literacy development, and strategies to support beginning teachers. Lipton applies her extensive experience with adult learners to workshops and seminars conducted throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on such topics as learning-focused relationships, data-driven dialogue, teacher leadership, action research, and learning-focused mentoring. She is thenbsp;author and coauthor of numerous publications related to organizational and professional development, learning-focused schools, and literacy development.

About the Authors
Introduction
The Promises and Problems of Collaborative Cultures
What You'll Find in This Book
The Road to Learning
Developing Cultures of Collaborative Inquiry
Shifting Values, Shifting Cultures
Defining, Developing, and Sustaining High-Performing Cultures
Describing the Seven Qualities of High-Performing Groups
Drawing on Feedback
Exercise Your Learning
Extend Your Learning
Scaled Group Inventory
Self-Assessment Inventory
Introducing the Collaborative Learning Cycle
Activating and Engaging: Surfacing Experiences and Expectations
Exploring and Discovering: Analyzing the Data
Organizing and Integrating: Generating Theory
Exercise Your Learning
Extend Your Learning
Reflecting on Your Experience
Avoiding Reality Wars
Pursuing Meaningful Data
Searching for Root Causes
Pursuing Worthy Problems
Identifying Causal Theories
Exercise Your Learning
Extend Your Learning
Choosing Which Data to Collect
Knowing the Data Fundamentals
Two Types of Data: Qualitative and Quantitative
Triangulation and Disaggregation
Dimensions of Data
Visually Effective Data Displays
Exercise Your Learning
Extend Your Learning
Information Altitudes Exercise
Types of Survey Questions
Developing High-Performing Groups
Group Member Knowledge and Skill
Skills for Talking About Data
Methods for Assessing Growth
Exercise Your Learning
Extend Your Learning
Four Dynamical Tensions: Assessing Your Groups Membership
Four Dynamical Tensions: Assessing Your Leadership
Four Dynamical Tensions: Assessing Your Group
Stages of Group Development
Group Work Structures
Moving From Dialogue to Discussion to Decision Making
Three Constraints to Productive Discourse
The Tools for Talking
Dialogue: Divergent Discourse for Opening Choice
Discussion: Convergent Discourse for Clarifying Priorities
Decision Making: Convergent Discourse on Choice
Exercise Your Learning
Extend Your Learning
Spend-a-Buck
Evolving Decisions Into Actions
Common Barriers to Effective Planning
Intervention Planning Template: A Graphic Planning Tool
Planning as a Learning Process, and Learning as a Planning Process
Exercise Your Learning
Extend Your Learning
Intervention Planning Template
References and Resources
Index

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