Data Coach's Guide to Improving Learning for All Students Unleashing the Power of Collaborative Inquiry

ISBN-10: 1412950015

ISBN-13: 9781412950015

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nancy Love, Kathryn DiRanna, Susan Mundry, Katherine E. Stiles, Ruth Johnson

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Using data to make instructional decisions is an idea that has taken root in K-12 education. But most educators are still in the dark as to how to turn this great idea into a reality. In her best-selling book Using DataGetting Results (Christopher-Gordon, 2002), Nancy Love created a framework for this process around science and math. The National Science Foundation was very enthusiastic about Loves work and the process, and they gave her a grant to develop a process to make it come alive (Nancy Loves description). They have been field testing this new iteration which is a step-by-step facilitated process for analyzing data. The results have been terrific and now they are looking for a publisher to disseminate the materials they have created.''''This book will have three components: 1) Planning Guide (step-by-step for data teams, the issues around data) 2) Toolkit (descriptions of tools, activities, Powerpoint slides, everything for training/coaching) 3) 2 videos (8 minute overview to use for buy-in, 15 minute video that shows a team using the process) + toolkit activities &BAD:amp; Powerpoint slides on CD. I propose that we combine all three together into one book but am open to other suggestions.
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Book details

List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 2/27/2008
Pages: 408
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Katherine E. Stiles is a Senior Program Associate in the STEM Program at WestEd. Katherine is Co-Director of WestEd's National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership, providing professional development and support for education leaders nationwide. The foci of the Leadership Academy-effective leadership, educational change, professional development and communities of learners, facilitation, and using data and evidence to achieve results-are reflected in the book, (2013). She designs and leads science and mathematics education program evaluation projects at the school, district, state, and national level, focusing on assessing the quality of professional development, and the relationship between teachers' conceptual learning, changes in practice, and student learning. Katherine works with schools and districts to enhance student learning through the development of collaborative inquiry into data among staff as part of her work on the Using Data Project and as co-author of (2008). She was co-director of an NSF-funded project, Building Systems for Quality Teaching and Learning in Science, that resulted in the publication of professional development materials and a simulation board game on science education. The project extended the work of the seminal book on professional development that she co-authored, (2010). Prior to joining WestEd in 1995, Katherine worked at the National Science Resources Center in Washington, D.C., as a science curriculum developer and authored four curriculum units for the program.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
The Power of Collaborative Inquiry
Getting Organized for Collaborative Inquiry
Building the Foundation
Introduction
Launch the Data Team
Reflect on Our School
Raise Awareness of Cultural Diverstiy
Commit to Shared Values, Standards, and Vision
Identifying a Student-Learning Problem
Introduction
Build Data Literacy
Drill Down into State CRT Data: Aggregate-Level Analysis
Drill Down into State CRT Data: Disaggregate-Level Analysis
Drill Down into State CRT Data: Strand-Level Analysis
Drill Down into State CRT Data: Item-Level Analysis
Examine Student Work
Drill Down into common Assessments and Other Local Student-Learning Data Sources
Identify a Student-Learning Problem and Goal
Verifying Causes
Introduction
Conduct Cause-And-Effect Analysis
Verify Causes through Research and Local Data
Generating Solutions
Introduction
Build Your Logic Model
Refine Outcomes and Strategies
Implementing, Monitoring, and Achieving Results
Introduction
Take Action and Monitor Results
Celebrate Success and Renew Collaborative Inquiry
Clark County, Nevada: Collaborative Inquiry in Action
CD-ROM Tool Kit Guide
References
Index
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