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Building Team Efficiency 

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How Do We Foster Media Literacy In Today's Digital World?

How Do We Foster Media Literacy In Today's Digital World? | Professional Learning | Scoop.it

"With the advent of smart phones and tablets, media messages are now ever-present. And with social media, Internet television, satellite radio, blogs and..."


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Embedded Formative Assessment - Assessment Strategies

Author Dylan Wiliam provides perspective on his book Embedded Formative Assessment

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Educational Leadership:What Students Need to Learn:Knowing Your Learning Target

Educational Leadership:What Students Need to Learn:Knowing Your Learning Target | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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7 Tips For Motivating Your Team (Even When the Going Gets Tough)

7 Tips For Motivating Your Team (Even When the Going Gets Tough) | Professional Learning | Scoop.it

You can spend months defining your team’s core values, articulating your Mission and Vision, and fashioning a flexible, up-to-the-minute strategy — but your whole tower will crumble if your team members don’t feel motivated enough to execute rapidly and consistently.


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Javier Juri's curator insight, November 5, 2013 11:54 AM

7 tips that may help to improve team performance.

 

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Top Ways to Lead by Example

Top Ways to Lead by Example | Professional Learning | Scoop.it

 

Good leaders must lead by example.

 

By walking your talk, you become a person others want to follow.

 

When leaders say one thing, but do another, they erode trust--a critical element of productive leadership.

 

Here are an assortment of the many ways to lead by example.

 

1. Take responsibility...

 

2. Be truthful. Inaccurate representation affects everyone...

3. Be courageous. Walk through fire (a crisis) first...

4. Acknowledge failure. It makes it OK for your team to do the same..


5. Be persistent. Try, try again. Go over, under or around any hurdles...

6. Create solutions. Don’t dwell on problems; instead be the first to offer solutions and then ask your team for more.

7. Listen. Ask questions. Seek to understand...


8. Delegate liberally. Encourage an atmosphere in which people can focus on their core strengths.

9. Take care of yourself. Exercise, don’t overwork, take a break...

10. Roll up your sleeves. Like Alexander the Great leading his men into battle, you’ll inspire greatness in your company.

 

 

ELABORATION:

 

11. Watch what you say. Actions do speak louder than words, but words can have a direct impact on morale. For better or for worse. Be mindful.

 

12. Respect the chain of command. One of the fastest ways to cause structural deterioration, foster confusion, and damage morale is to go around your direct reports.

 

13. More on Take responsibility: 

As the saying goes, it’s lonely at the top. Blame roles uphill. Great leaders know when to accept that mistakes have been made and take it upon themselves to fix them. Also, Get your hands dirty i.e. Do the work and know your trade.

 

14. Let the team do their thing. Stop micromanaging. Communicate the mission, vision, values, and goals. Then step back and let the team innovate.

 

 

These are a fine group of the many ways to lead by example.

 

This style of leadership must be practiced continually and be performed in and out of the workplace in order for it to be genuine.

 

 

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Making Sure You "Walk the Talk"

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

 

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Why the World Is Smarter Than US | TheDailyBeast.com

Why the World Is Smarter Than US | TheDailyBeast.com | Professional Learning | Scoop.it

For all our national hand-wringing about standardized testing and teacher tenure, many of us immersed in the American education debate can’t escape the nagging suspicion that something else—something cultural, something nearly intangible—is holding back our school system. In 1962, historian Richard Hofstadter famously dubbed it “anti-intellectualism in American life.”

 

“A host of educational problems has arisen from indifference,” he wrote, “underpaid teachers, overcrowded classrooms, double-schedule schools, broken-down school buildings, inadequate facilities and a number of other failings that come from something else—the cult of athleticism, marching bands, high-school drum majorettes, ethnic ghetto schools, de-intellectualized curricula, the failure to educate in serious subjects, the neglect of academically gifted children.”

 

 

It would be comforting to think that since Hofstadter’s time a string of national reform initiatives—A Nation at Risk, No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, the Common Core—has addressed these issues. And though there has been some progress on the margins, journalist Amanda Ripley is here with a riveting new book, The Smartest Kids in the World, to show us exactly why, compared with many of their peers in Europe and Asia, American students are still performing below the mark. According to the OECD, 20 countries have higher high school graduation rates than the United States. Among developed nations, our children rank 17th in reading and 31st in math. Even Poland, with high child poverty rates similar to our own, boasts stronger student achievement and faster system-wide improvement.

 

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Assessments of Deeper Learning #video #PARCCELC #SBAC #edchat #ccss #commoncore #ccchat

Assessments of Deeper Learning #video #PARCCELC #SBAC #edchat #ccss #commoncore #ccchat | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Linda Darling-Hammond presents in #assessments of #deeperlearning webinar, via @All4Ed. View a rec. here: http://t.co/GF0to7gUBD #CCSS

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Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud 8.22.13


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Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud: GIVING FEEDBACK

Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud: GIVING FEEDBACK | Professional Learning | Scoop.it

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Tibshirani's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:24 AM

Feedback based on learning goals from co-constructed criteria for improving students learning &teachers learnng. Students will claim more owenrship and responsivbility for learning.

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What Does Leadership on Professional Learning Teams Look Like ...

What Does Leadership on Professional Learning Teams Look Like ... | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
As a full-time teacher and part-time consultant on Professional Learning Community implementation, I'm always asked questions like, “What kinds of things can teachers do to move their learning teams forward?

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PGI- VBCPS's curator insight, July 7, 2013 9:31 PM

Ferriter- Without strong relationships, a clear vision for an ideal tomorrow, and an ability to translate vision into practical action, learning teams simply WON’T succeed.

He concludes that not all are able to lead in all three ways so effective PLCs often need more than one leader with different strengths. 

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Text Complexity: A Complex Issue

Text Complexity: A Complex Issue | Professional Learning | Scoop.it

Text complexity is truly a muti-faceted issue as educators work to prepare students for college and career readiness. By understanding the components of text complexity and working with your PLT to select appropriate texts, your team will be on its way to helping students comprehend and analyze complex texts.

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As an English teacher and reading specialist, I have always believed that reading is the essence, the core, of all learning, in all grades, in all disciplines. This issue of Educational Leadership features numerous articles discussing aspects of reading research and practice for 21st Century teachers and learners. As I pondered the ideas presented by literacy experts such as Tim Shanahan, Nancy Fry, and Richard Allington, one major question came to mind:

 

"How can Professional Learning Teams, busy with the day-to-day schedule of planning, teaching, grading, and team meetings, effectively merge the Common Core’s emphasis on text complexity with skill instruction that equips students to comprehend and analyze these complex texts?"

 

Utilize the lexile analyzer to compute the complexity of a text. Common Core refers to text complexity grade bands and corresponding lexile ranges for each grade band.


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Next Generation of Assessments

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Embedded Formative Assessment - It's All About the Learning

Embedded Formative Assessment - It's All About the Learning | Professional Learning | Scoop.it

"Recently, I completed reading, Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam.  To say it is an important read would be an understatement. What I think I liked most about the book was that it is grounded in research and a true understanding of what is necessary to improve student achievement.  I think teachers will love that this book is filled with practical suggestions each teacher can make changes to their every day teaching practise to help involve students more in their own learning – helping students learn to think."


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Potencial referência para avaliar embedded learning nas organizações.
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Four Quadrants of Sustainability — Integral Thinkers

Four Quadrants of Sustainability — Integral Thinkers | Professional Learning | Scoop.it

The Integral framework seeks to weave together the many threads of human knowledge in an inclusive way. It attends to objective and subjective, and individual and collective, ways of knowing. This comprehensive, developmentally-aware approach can aid communication by ensuring that messages do not marginalize particular groups and are designed to resonate with the concerns, values, and interests that emerge at different stages of development.


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Great Businesses Are Not Managed, They Are Led

Great Businesses Are Not Managed, They Are Led | Professional Learning | Scoop.it

Most people want to create a business that will continue to run long after they are gone. And of course we can create systems and processes that allow our businesses to create consistent results. And your business should be able to live on past you. If you took the time to grow the leaders in your organization, if you took the time to share with them your unique style of leadership, your mission, vision, and values, the leaders that follow you in your business will be able to make decisions and the lead the business as if you were still there. Your job is not to develop managers to take your place, but to develop leaders who share your passion.


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Vision,Mission,Core and Values | University of Nigeria LOOK at these values!

To create a functional, globally competitive & research-focused University which is not just an Ivory Tower, but responsive to the needs of the society, while delivering World-class education and Knowledge.

 

Vision,Mission,Core and Values Philosophy:

To seek Truth, teach Truth and preserve Truth.

 

Motto:

To Restore the Dignity of Man.

 

Vision Statement:

To create a functional, globally competitive & research-focused University which is not just an Ivory Tower, but responsive to the needs of the society, while delivering World-class education and Knowledge.

 

Mission Statement:

To place the University of Nigeria in the forefront of Research and development, Innovation, Knowledge Transfer and Human Resource Development in the global academic terrain, while promoting the core values which will ensure the restoration of the dignity of man.

 


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Does your school districts vision, mission, and value compare? WOW!

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Leadership: Five Great Ways to build Culture

Leadership: Five Great Ways to build Culture | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Culture is like Internal Branding. Culture is built upon the Values , Mission and Vision of the organization. Culture binds the employees together and they feel themselves as a part of a community.

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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, August 10, 2013 4:54 PM

The building blocks!!!

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Schools Matter: Misrepresenting Finland: Seeing What We Want to See, Saying What We Want to Say

"With the publication of Pasi Sahlberg's Finnish Lessons, the education reform debate in the U.S. is moving into a second round of Finnish envy—the first being the corporate reformers' distorted claims about international comparisons and the new being calls to examine the full and complex picture of why Finland has achieved both social and education reform that has pushed them to the forefront of education quality."

 

"Our public schools reflect our corrosive inequity; our manic obsession with measuring, labeling, and ranking; our cultural commitment to humans as worker; and our blind faith in rugged individualism. None of these can be found in the Finnish cultural ethos or school system."


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Blew me away...food for thought!

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Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement

Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement | Professional Learning | Scoop.it
The overall academic performance of U.S. students will never equal that of our toughest international competitors if we continue to focus on high-stakes tests alone, write Marc Tucker, Linda Darling-Hammond, and John Jackson.

 

"The countries that outperform the United States on international exams spend more than we do to measure and encourage these skills with essay tests and teacher-scored projects. And they can afford to do this because they test much less frequently than we do, typically only two or three times during a student's entire school career."


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Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud: PLCs AND COACHING

Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud: PLCs AND COACHING | Professional Learning | Scoop.it

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Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud 10.16.13


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Five Learning Models

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Here are five learning models used by Professional Learning Teams.

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