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How do educators build High Reliability Schools (HRS) and boost academic achievement? By implementing interdependent systems of operation and performance assessment for student-centered learning. A critical commitment to becoming an HRS is the PLC at Work™ process of collaborative learning and teaching. This user-friendly teaching resource focuses on: (1) a safe and collaborative culture, (2) effective teaching in every classroom, (3) a guaranteed and viable curriculum, (4) standards-referenced reporting of student progress (standards-based grading), and (5) a competency-based system.
Marzano, Warrick, Rains, and DuFour will help you:
- Increase school effectiveness through a focus on student-centered learning and the implementation of research-based leading indicators of operation.
- Monitor effective practices through the use of lagging indicators and quick data sources.
- Explore the three big ideas associated with the PLC at Work™ process to implement student-centered learning, collaborative teaching strategies, and data-driven instruction.
- Engage in periodic reflection on effective school leadership and instructional coaching practices.
- Understand how to balance and achieve school and district goals using data to improve students' academic achievement and college- and career-readiness skills.
Chapter 1: High Reliability Organizations and School Leadership
Chapter 2: Safe and Collaborative Culture
Chapter 3: Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
Chapter 4: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Chapter 5: Standards-Referenced Reporting
Chapter 6: Competency-Based Education
Chapter 7: District Leadership in High Reliability Schools
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