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Books for K12 educators: Leading With Intention

Other titles: Who You Know, Developing the Curriculum and Dream Team

Leading With Intention: 8 Areas for Reflection and Planning in Your PLC at Work

Solution Tree

In this guide, school leadership will learn ways to enhance their professional learning communities through steps that promote staff collaboration and data-driven, evidence-based decision-making. Authors Jeanne Spiller and Karen Power also discuss the importance of focusing on student success and creating an equitable learning environment. All eight chapters end with actions that educators can take to impact their district. The book also comes with questions to research and downloadable information to support leadership development.

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Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks

Jossey-Bass

Who You Know shows how to achieve equity in the classroom by building relationships—rather than focusing on achievement gaps and test scores. School administrators will discover ways to invest in and integrate support models that bring caring adults into students’ lives. The book’s author guides educators, policymakers and entrepreneurs in leveling the playing field in districts and deploying new technologies that add global experts and mentors to students’ networks.

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Developing the Curriculum: Improved Outcomes Through Systems Approaches, Ninth Edition

Pearson

This step-by-step guide takes readers through every aspect of developing a curriculum—from the underlying principles involved to the roles of school personnel to the uses of technology. The ninth edition features updated research and practices on ESSA and English language learners. The authors have also expanded their coverage on standards-based instruction and assessment. A revised chapter on emerging digital trends for online learning covers computer-based assessments, performance data, digital ethics and open educational resources.

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Dream Team: A Practical Playbook to Help Innovative Educators Change Schools

ASCD

This book shows how to create a dream team of leaders who will build a more collaborative and creative culture in school administration—without sacrificing instruction. Authors Aaron Tait and Dave Faulkner reveal the ways this team can analyze challenges and then generate, pilot, promote and evaluate the solutions. For further analysis, Dream Team also showcases the methods of 10 leadership teams in urban, suburban and rural schools in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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