The Principal as Early Literacy Leader

The Principal as Early Literacy Leader

Highlighting the importance of building children′s early literacy skills, especially for those who might struggle in later grades, this volume in the Leading Student Achievement series presents an easy-to-understand overview of how three- ...

Author: Ontario Principals' Council,

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452293820

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This resource presents an overview of how three-, four-, and five-year-olds learn to read and shows school leaders how to implement and support quality early literacy programs.
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The Principal as Instructional Leader in Literacy

The Principal as Instructional Leader in Literacy

Following are the five handbooks in this series: The Principal as Professional
Learning Community Leader The Principal as Data-Driven Leader The Principal
as Early Literacy Leader The Principal as Instructional Leader in Literacy The ...

Author: Ontario Principals' Council,

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452210520

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 305

Based on a balanced literacy approach, this practical guide supports principals and school leaders in improving literacy instruction and increasing achievement for K–12 students.
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The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

Leading Student Achievement series is a joint publication of the Ontario
Principals' Council (OPC) and Corwin as part of ... Driven Leader, The Principal
as Early Literacy Leader, The Principal as Literacy Leader, The Principal as
Mathematics ...

Author: Ontario Principals' Council,

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452296326

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 698

Steer high-stakes conversations with staff and students toward win-win outcomes with this handy pocket guide to effective communication. Includes scripts, case studies, and checklists.
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Early Literacy Matters

Early Literacy Matters

Early Literacy Matters is an innovative action guide for elementary school leaders and instructional coaches dedicated to accelerating literacy performance in the early grades, when prevention of reading difficulties matters most.

Author: Carol E. Canady

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000228311

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 595

Early Literacy Matters is an innovative action guide for elementary school leaders and instructional coaches dedicated to accelerating literacy performance in the early grades, when prevention of reading difficulties matters most. As a unique father-daughter team with combined expertise in literacy education and instructional leadership, the authors share best practices for literacy success. Readers will learn how to... establish and lead a literacy team, implement embedded professional development, utilize key assessments to frame daily instruction, and illustrate specific organizational and scheduling models needed to support systemic change based on the science of reading. Each chapter features reflection questions and explicit strategies and tools leaders can implement immediately in today’s classrooms.
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A Guide to Literacy Coaching

A Guide to Literacy Coaching

She also served in the capacity of elementary principal and supervisor of
elementary education and federal programs during her public school ... Her
research interests include early literacy, comprehension, and literacy leadership.
She is a ...

Author: Annemarie B. Jay

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452213750

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 587

This practical guide presents effective coaching strategies and best practices for enhancing literacy instruction, working with administrators and communities, and boosting student performance across all grade levels.
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Developing Professional Practice 0 7

Developing Professional Practice 0 7

... University in 2007, where she had been Principal Lecturer in Early Years and
Head of Department of Childhood Studies. During her long career at the
University she was responsible for Early Childhood Studies degrees, the
Foundation ...

Author: Sonia Blandford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317864899

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 477

Developing Professional Practice 0 to 7 provides a thoroughly comprehensive and cutting edge guide to developing the understanding and practical skills necessary for working within early years education. Chapter content is directly linked to the early years professional standards and pedagogical features are incorporated throughout the book to guide the student: Chapter objectives at the start of each chapter clearly set out the learning goals for that chapter Reflect and relate to practice sections throughout the book encourage the student to apply theory to real practice in schools and other early years settings whilst also encouraging them to critically evaluate all core topics, arguments and debates Discussion points spark debate by examining key controversies in detail What happens in practice? sections illuminate the discussion with examples from real practice Additional resources and support are provided via the companion website, including: self-study questions, case studies, interviews with practitioners and students, weblinks, a glossary, video clips and PowerPoint slides Developing Professional Practice 0-7 is essential reading for anyone training to work in the early years, and an invaluable resource for all those already in the early stages of their careers.
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Implementing Response to Intervention

Implementing Response to Intervention

I recommend that even if your school has plenty of reading specialists or
instructional aides to teach all the small groups, ... Select an Early Literacy
Screening Instrument One of the most critical decisions a principal or district
leader makes is ...

Author: Susan L. Hall

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452285672

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 944

Learn how to launch RTI successfully and improve student outcomes significantly! This principal's guide to implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) for elementary and middle school reading emphasizes the critical role administrators play in ensuring RTI success in their schools. The author makes recommendations for putting the RTI process in motion and helps school leaders: Formulate a comprehensive assessment plan that includes an assessment calendar and a data management system Design a yearlong staff development plan to train teachers in using data for making instructional decisions Use data in grade-level, teacher, and parent meetings Motivate staff for optimum success without overwhelming them
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Courageous Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Courageous Leadership in Early Childhood Education

In this inspiring collection, 13 early childhood leaders take action to challenge and change inequitable educational practices in preschools and elementary schools. For them, educating for social justice is not an empty platitude.

Author: Susi Long

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807774519

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 477

In this inspiring collection, 13 early childhood leaders take action to challenge and change inequitable educational practices in preschools and elementary schools. For them, educating for social justice is not an empty platitude. Steadfast and resolute, they turn rhetoric into reality as they guide early childhood teachers to teach for social justice innovatively and strategically. Through the voices of families, teachers, and the administrators themselves, each chapter shares ways that these leaders use the power entrusted in them to question and disrupt discriminatory and marginalizing practices that deny opportunities for some students while privileging others. The book includes insights, strategies, and resources that administrators can use to build confidence, knowledge, and skills as they invest in more equitable and just pre/schools. Book Features: Highlights the actions of administrators as they take a stand to transcend standardized approaches to teaching and learning, creating more equitable educational environments.Portrays strategies and resources used to engage teachers in critical examination of self and the institutions in which they work.Describes principles and practices that guide administrators as they support the development of culturally relevant practices and policies. Offers powerful ways early childhood administrators can approach inequitable mandates.Highlights the voices of families as they participate in and are impacted by the work of administrators. “Susi Long, Mariana Souto-Manning, and Vivian Vasquez, scholars with stellar reputations in the fields of early childhood education, critical literacy, and social justice education, have combined their considerable talents to edit a book that will serve as a beacon of hope for administrators, policymakers, and educators at all levels of learning and teaching.” —From the Foreword by Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and bestselling author
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What Every Principal Needs to Know to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools

What Every Principal Needs to Know to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools

Edmonds, R., 130 Educational leadership focus, 7–8 Educational pitfalls, 104–
106 Educational Trust, The, ... science, 58–61; social studies, 74–76 Ellis, R., 166
Emergent literacy, 15 Emotional Behavioral Disturbance disability, 136t Empson,
 ...

Author: George Theoharis

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772263

Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 636

School leaders who succeed at creating a high-achieving learning community must also be committed to creating an equitable environment for all students. In this new book, key scholars across the content areas show how to put into practice a commitment to equity and excellence across the Pre-K12 spectrum. Readers learn directly from experts in each of the content domains (literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, music, early childhood, special education, English language learners, world languages, and physical education) how a commitment to social justice and equity can be grounded in core subject areas, why each has a place in the school, and what they need to know and do in each subject area. This book is a critical instructional leadership resource for new and veteran principals who want to see all students succeed. Contributors: Antonio J. Castro, Julie Causton-Theoharis, Virginia Collier, Katherine Delaney, Catherine Ennis, Virginia Goatley, Beth Graue, Rochelle Gutirrez, Kathleen A. Hinchman, Anne Karabon, Christi Kasa, Dave McAlpine, Mitchell Robinson, Victor Sampson, Sherry A. Southerland, and Wayne Thomas
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The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs Fifth Edition

The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs  Fifth Edition

Teachers with ownership of the literacy curriculum are positioned to empower
their students as motivated literacy learners. ... The Principal Principals
successful in leading their schools through the SBC process are thoughtful about
current educational standards, ... She sought oppor- tunities for her school to
participate in a program for early adopters, ensuring that they had access to
current information.

Author: Shelley B. Wepner

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772416

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 230

Now in its fifth edition, this popular textbook is still the most comprehensive resource available on the oversight of literacy programs (pre-K–12). Focusing on what literacy leaders need to know and do to meet today’s mandates, experts in the field offer new insights that reflect the nation’s changing policies related to the new Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. It also addresses forthcoming assessments aligned to the common core standards, and new mandates for evaluating teachers and principals. Literacy luminaries provide specific guidelines for all levels of instruction, including selecting and using materials and new technologies, promoting writing, assessing students, evaluating teachers, providing professional development, working with linguistically diverse and struggling learners, working with parents and the community, and evaluating school-wide literacy programs. Book Features: Chapters written by experts who have years of experience working in schools. Real-life examples demonstrate how theories have been applied. Reflective questions and project assignments in each chapter allow readers to relate ideas to their own situations. Connections across chapters and directions for future considerations help summarize and synthesize information. Contributors: Moises Aguirre, Kathryn H. Au, Rita M. Bean, M. Susan Burns, Jill Castek, Patricia A. Edwards, Douglas Fisher, Elena Forzani, Nancy Frey, Jennifer L. Goeke, James V. Hoffman, Barbara Kapinus, Clint Kennedy, Julie K. Kidd, Diane Lapp, Donald J. Leu, Maryann Mraz, Jeanne R. Paratore, Taffy E. Raphael, Kristen D. Ritchey, Adrian Rodgers, Emily M. Rodgers, Misty Sailors, Elizabeth V. Strode, Jacquelyn S. Sweeney, Jo Anne L. Vacca, Richard T. Vacca, Jaime Madison Vasquez, Jean Payne Vintinner, MaryEllen Vogt “Only the most valuable of academic texts gets to a fifth edition. . . . If I were to do a column ‘What’s Hot in Literacy/Reading Texts,’ this volume would undoubtedly be at the top of the list.” —From the Foreword by Jack Cassidy, past president, International Reading Association “This fifth edition is a timely and most welcome addition to my professional library. This book is a ‘must’ in a time when it is essential for literacy leaders to keep up with the fast pace of what is happening in the field of reading. Wepner, Strickland, and Quatroche are exceptional educators and researchers who bring together some of the leading literacy experts to address issues that are so critical in this age of common core state standards. This is a ‘must-have’ book for anyone involved in overseeing literacy programs at school, district, and state levels.” —Linda Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education, Clemson University and co-editor of Reading Research Quarterly Shelley B. Wepner is a dean and professor in the School of Education of Manhattanville College. Dorothy S. Strickland is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education, emerita, at Rutgers University. Diana J. Quatroche is a professor and chair of the Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education in the Bayh College of Education at Indiana State University.
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How to Develop Children s Early Literacy

How to Develop Children s Early Literacy

The school activity centre should also include many of the educational games
with rules that are common in early years classrooms. Children enjoy playing ...
He drew very detailed pictures of Pokemon figures and was a leader in many
involved games at pre-school. At the first school assembly, he was devastated to
hear the Principal announce that Pokemon was banned from the school. The
Principal's ...

Author: Laurie Makin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761943331

Category: Education

Page: 122

View: 667

How to Develop Children's Early Literacy is a practical guide designed to support all early literacy educators and addresses current issues relating to early literacy.
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Early Literacy Assessment as a Catalyst in the Evolution and Function of Shared Leadership and the Execution of Local Reform

Early Literacy Assessment as a Catalyst in the Evolution and Function of Shared Leadership and the Execution of Local Reform

The position of principal came about towards the end of the nineteenth century
and was first seen as an instructional leader , or “ principal teacher , " and in light
of a growing population , an authoritative figure in charge of formal decisions
such ...

Author: Lisa Margherita Sensale

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293030629947

Category: Action theory

Page: 290

View: 489

Categories: Action theory

The Principal as Data Driven Leader

The Principal as Data Driven Leader

Ontario Principals' Council,. of the improvement plan in an elementary school is
the provision of support to struggling early readers, staffing must include extra
literacy teachers in the primary grades, even if it means larger class sizes in other
 ...

Author: Ontario Principals' Council,

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452297224

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 305

This concise guide helps principals introduce a data-driven school improvement planning cycle, create a team to gather relevant data, and embed data practices into a school's culture.
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Literacy Leadership in Early Childhood

Literacy Leadership in Early Childhood

CHAPTER 3 Developing and Using Early Literacy Standards THE GROWING
TREND to generate standards for early childhood education may be the best
indication of a felt need I to specify curriculum content and child outcomes for
early ...

Author: Dorothy S. Strickland

Publisher: Practitioner's Bookshelf

ISBN: UOM:39015070709079

Category: Education

Page: 113

View: 725

This premier volume in TC Presss Practitioner Bookshelf series offers valuable information for leaders in preschool settings and pre-kindergarten classrooms. A handy reference, it covers key aspects of literacy, learning, and teaching, including child development, standards, curriculum planning assessment and accountability, professional development, and home-school connections.
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A Principal s Personal Journey

A Principal s Personal Journey

... Experiences and Conversations on Discipline, Decision-Making, Survival and
Leadership Sylvester Carrington Ed. D ... meeting with my principal concerning a
teacher, and also about DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy ...

Author: Sylvester Carrington Ed. D

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145009516X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

View: 226

Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Thrust for Educational Leadership

Thrust for Educational Leadership

Early reading literacy for all students became the priority for the schools and
district . In spring 1995 , the Goals 2000 initiative gave the district a perfect
platform to begin a more comprehensive discussion in the community around
reading ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006015677

Category: School management and organization

Page:

View: 597

Categories: School management and organization

Promoting Early Reading

Promoting Early Reading

Glenda T. Eady , MS , currently serves as project manager for the Twiggs County
, Georgia , Early Reading First project . Ms. Eady has provided leadership in
literacy initiatives for the Twiggs County Public Schools through the Reading ...

Author: Michael C. McKenna

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: UOM:39076002966328

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 563

Bringing together leading scholars, this book describes proven ways to enhance early literacy skills in 3- and 4-year-olds, especially those from low-income families. Presented are scientifically based methods and approaches that are being applied in Early Reading First programs around the country. Important topics include promoting oral language and phonemic awareness, conducting read-alouds, setting up effective classroom environments, meeting the needs of English language learners, providing effective preschool coaching, using assessment to plan instruction, and helping students transition to kindergarten. Contributors also share lessons learned about evaluating and sustaining high-quality programs.
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A New Era in Educational Leadership one Principal Two Schools

A New Era in Educational Leadership  one Principal  Two Schools

Half of the principals and district officials reported that nothing was shared other
than the principal and sometimes the ... are the principal , vice - principal , some
specialty teachers ( French language teacher , ESL / Early literacy teacher ,
Music ...

Author: Ruth Rees

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 0773466398

Category: Education

Page: 99

View: 627

Principals are in short supply in Ontario, Canada, and across North America. This work aims to help teachers understand why schools have been twinned (one principal leading two or even three schools) in Ontario and elsewhere, as well as the benefits associated with twinning.
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Principal Leadership

Principal Leadership

Discussions about the summer reading program begin early in the school year
and continue through the spring semester . Teachers and parents are invited to
attend planning meetings and to suggest books and assessment models .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000055224123

Category: High school principals

Page:

View: 241

Categories: High school principals

Successful School Leadership Preparation and Development

Successful School Leadership Preparation and Development

The Institutes have an overall facilitator, as well as principal coaches facilitating
their respective early career principals in ... Protocols for Teacher Feedback, and
Step One of Goal Setting; Institute Two: Organizational Literacy and Leadership,
 ...

Author: Karen L. Sanzo

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781780523231

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 316

Features lessons learned about the successful implementation of leadership program preparation and development programs that are grant-funded by the United States Department of Education through the School Leadership Program.
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