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Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium. (N.D.) Teacher Leader Model Standards.

Leadership by teachers is essential to meeting the needs of students and supporting education professionals.  The Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium developed these standards to promote and support teachers leadership  as a vehicle to transform schools for the 21st century.

 

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Chan, R. (n.d.) Transforming Schools through Expanded Learning Time: Tumbleweed Elementary School. National Center on Time and Learning.

This case study highlights the changes made to turnaround a low performing elementary school in a high poverty area. The 3 main changes: extended learning time for students, additional planning time for teachers, and professional development that focused on collaboration.

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Kaplan, C., Chan, R., Farbman, D., Novoryta, A. (n.d.) Time for Teachers: Leveraging Expanded Time to Strengthen Instruction and Empower Teachers.  The National Center on Time and Learning.

This report/case study explores six specific practices that highly effective schools utilize.  Practices explored in this report include: collaborative planning, embedded professional development, summer trainings, data analysis, coaching, and peer observation.

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Lunenburg, F. C. (2010). The Principal as Instructional Leader. National Forum of Educational and Supervision Journal.

This article discusses how school principals can support all learners through data-driven instruction and collaboration by focusing on learning, encouraging collaboration, analyzing results, providing support, and aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Strategies to accomplish these goals are discussed.

 

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Madison-Harris, R. & Muoneke, A. (2012). Using Formative Assessment to Improve Student Achievement in the Core Content Areas. SEDL Briefing Papers.

This document differentiates the purpose, frequency, and utility of formative, benchmark, and summative assessments. The document outlines strategies that teachers can use in the classroom to implement evidence-based formative assessment.

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National Center on Response to Intervention. The Essential Components of RTI. National Center on Response to Intervention.

This interactive site contains extensive information about Response To Intervention (RTI).   Administrators and teachers can use the graphic to learn about the the Essential Components of RTI, including data-based decision making, progress monitoring, and screening.

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Dunne, D. W. (2012). Teachers Learn From Looking Together at Student Work. Education World.

Many school reformers believe that the way to improve education and accountability is by improving the way teachers and students look at student work. This article examines two collaborative approaches that teachers can use to look at student work. The article includes tips for looking at student work.

 

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RMC Research Corporation. (2000). Adopting, Adapting, or Developing an Aligned Assessment for Your Lesson. RMC Research Corporation.

This guide for classroom teachers provides explanations and examples of five steps for creating an aligned assessment and using data to inform instruction. This tool can be used during collaborative meetings to build common assessments.