9780131723986

Conceptualizing a New Path

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    9780131723986

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Summary

Merrill Education and ETS (Educational Testing Service) are proud to bring you Conceptualizing A New Path, by Peter J. Holly (ETS, 2003). The first workbook in the PATHWISE Data-Driven School Improvement Series, Conceptulizing A New Path presents the fundamental arguement that data-based decision making constitutes a valid, alternative method of going about educational change. Through the exercises in this workbook participants acquire the skills and attitudes to become not only better change makers but also better colleagues and more effective team players.

Table of Contents

Introduction v
Purpose of Workbook One v
Group Process Guide vii
Structuring Learning Team Meetings xiv
The Problem of Change
1(20)
The Purpose of Chapter One
1(1)
The Change Wars
1(20)
Task 1: Alternatives to Change Wars
2(1)
Task 2: Personal Experiences with Change Wars
3(4)
Task 3: District Initiatives
7(7)
Task 4: Categorizing Reactions to Change
14(1)
Task 5: Setting Change to Music
15(3)
Task 6: Reflecting on Chapter One
18(3)
The Seven Elements of School Improvement
21(123)
The Purpose of Chapter Two
21(2)
Element One: Getting Focused
23(14)
Task 1: Applying Focusing Skills
24(6)
Task 2: Recognizing the Developmental Stages of Change
30(1)
Task 3: Planning and Sequencing Changes Over Time
31(2)
Task 4: Clustering Changes
33(1)
Task 5: How to Say ``No''
34(3)
Element Two: Creating a Shared Agenda
37(14)
Task 1: Instant Gardening
37(4)
Task 2: Relating the Six Factors for a Healthy Life to Professional Situations
41(2)
Task 3: Creating a Central List of Common Ground Issues
43(2)
Task 4: Listening to Others' Views and Opinions
45(4)
Task 5: Rating Your School's Current Approach to Change
49(2)
Element Three: Follow-Through---Sustaining Changes Over Time
51(10)
Task 1: Changing Trains---A Metaphor
51(2)
Task 2: Sustaining Changes Over Time
53(6)
Task 3: Reflecting on Element Three
59(2)
Element Four: Grounding Our Change Efforts in Data
61(14)
Task 1: Action Planning
67(3)
Task 2: Understanding the Interests of Stakeholder Groups
70(3)
Task 3: Tracking Student Progress
73(2)
Element Five: Data Show Our Progress
75(16)
Task 1: Understanding the Role of Data in School Improvement Efforts
75(5)
Task 2: Creating Your Local Version of Essential Learnings
80(2)
Task 3: Constructing a Needs Assessment Tool
82(2)
Task 4: Identifying Local Keepers of the Vision
84(1)
Task 5: Completing a Gap Analysis
85(3)
Task 6: Reflecting on De-Centering
88(3)
Element Six: Continuous Improvement in the Self-Renewing School
91(26)
Task 1: Applying the Characteristics of a Learning School
92(2)
Task 2: Identifying Local External Requirements and Internal Needs
94(1)
Task 3: Attending to Both External Requirements and Internal Needs
95(3)
Task 4: Using the Properties of a Self-Renewing School to Complete a Local Assessment
98(2)
Task 5: Evaluating the Performance of Your School System
100(5)
Task 6: Understanding the Difference Between Site-Based and Shared Decision Making
105(2)
Task 7: Integrating School-Based Initiatives with System Coordination
107(2)
Task 8: Constructing a Decision-Making Matrix
109(2)
Task 9: Reviewing the Guidelines for Making Good Decisions
111(1)
Task 10: Composing a Common Public Agreement
112(1)
Task 11: Understanding the Impact of Voting in the Decision-Making Process
113(1)
Task 12: Filtering Change
114(3)
Element Seven: Creating a Data-Driven School Culture
117(27)
Task 1: Identifying Strengths and Challenges
117(4)
Task 2: Summarizing Survey Findings
121(2)
Task 3: Reflecting on Local Efforts in Light of Dubuque Schools' Efforts
123(4)
Task 4: Reflecting on Data Coach Training
127(2)
Task 5: Finding Time to Learn From Data
129(1)
Task 6: Reflecting on Your School Culture
130(3)
Task 7: Identifying an Effective Leadership Style
133(3)
Task 8: Rating the Effectiveness of the Site Council
136(2)
Task 9: Developing an Action Plan
138(2)
Task 10: Sharing New Ideas with Colleagues
140(1)
Task 11: Reflecting on New Learning
141(3)
About the Author 144(1)
References 145(4)
Appendix 149

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