Leading Adult Learning

Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452237484

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Support the growth and development of all adults—teachers, principals, and superintendents—in your school community! Educators need different kinds of supports and challenges over the different stages of their lives. Drago-Severson’s developmental model of learning-oriented school leadership draws from multiple knowledge domains to help school and district leaders understand how to support professional growth. This volume: Details four Pillar Practices for growth—teaming, providing leadership roles, collegial inquiry, and mentoring Presents research from practicing leaders across the nation Includes resources to assist you in applying this learning-oriented model to your school and school system

Leading Adult Learning

Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412950724

Category: Education

Page: 344

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This learning-oriented model of school leadership details four Pillar Practices for helping adults grow throughout their careers: teaming, providing leadership roles, collegial inquiry, and mentoring.

Learning for Leadership

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson,Jessica Blum-DeStefano,Anila Asghar

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412994403

Category: Education

Page: 295

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Prepare education leaders to support adult professional growth with this comprehensive guide! Supporting adult professional development--or capacity building--is a challenge in today's high-accountability atmosphere, especially with new teacher and principal evaluations. Help prepare leaders to nurture human potential and build internal capacities with this one-of-a-kind resource.

Leading Adult Learning , Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools

Education, Education

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 146722295X

Category: Education

Page: 25

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Leading Adult Learning , Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Helping Teachers Learn

Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Development

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 148336061X

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Drago-Severson presents case studies and examines strategies that help shape a school climate of teacher support, growth, and learning.

Becoming Adult Learners

Principles and Practices for Effective Development

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807744840

Category: Education

Page: 223

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This book offers a new and promising way to support adults in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) programs specifically, and learners in adult education, in general. Applying renowned Harvard University psychologist Robert Kegan's constructive-development theory, Drago-Severson depicts an in-depth investigation into how and why adults develop "ways of knowing" to better prepare them for their work in the 21st century. This book provides practical suggestions for applying Kegan's theory in adult education classrooms to enable teachers, curriculum developers, program designers, and policymakers to better respond to adult learners' strengths and learning needs.

Leading Change Together

Developing Educator Capacity Within Schools and Systems

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson,Jessica Blum-DeStefano

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 141662497X

Category: Education

Page: 176

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“If we can get adult development right, we can change the world!” Adult development . . . in schools? Yes. In fact, understanding and sharing ideas—and implementing practices—that help adults explore experiences and assumptions is a powerful driver of school change. Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano share expertise that has evolved from their many decades of research and work with educators and show you how to • Deepen your understanding of adult development and its role in systemic and schoolwide change and educational improvement, • Connect theory to practice with developmentally oriented structures and strategies that enhance collaboration, communication, and feedback, • Support individual and organizational growth with a differentiated approach to leadership and capacity building, and • Build trust, capacity, collegiality, and sustainability with developmental practices that meet adult needs. Whether you work in a school, district, university, educational institution, or other learning organization, you’ll learn how to infuse leadership, collaboration, communication, and capacity building with a deep understanding of individuals’ experiences and capacities—and how they influence our day-to-day work. Leading Change Together explains how you and other adult learners can effect tremendous change in schools and systems.

Understanding Action Learning

Author: Judy O'Neil,Victoria J. Marsick

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814430002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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As much as adult learners can absorb in a classroom, they learn and retain a lot more on the job. Action Learning, or AL, can be based on any of several different schools of thought, and there is much debate as to which is ideal. The authors advocate tailoring the best attributes of each approach to the specific purpose and the learning environment. Drawing on theory from Self-Directed Learning, Learning from Experience, and Transformative Learning, Understanding Action Learning enables the reader to make an informed decision about which approach or combination to use in his or her organization, and provides: * a theoretical model that explains the different approaches to AL, and a framework for identifying which approach to use * a focus on co-design in creating Action Learning programs * practical tools, assessments, and exercises * illuminating stories and case studies from the field Combining top-shelf research with real-world experience, Understanding Action Learning is a crucial resource for adult educators everywhere.

Distributed Leadership

Author: James P. Spillane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429338

Category: Education

Page: 144

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James Spillane, the leading expert in Distributed Leadership, shows how leadership happens in everyday practices in schools, through formal routines and informal interactions. He examines the distribution of leadership among administrators, specialists, and teachers in the school, and explains the ways in which leadership practice is stretched over leaders, followers, and aspects of the situation, including routines and tools of various sorts in the organization such as memos, scheduling procedures, and evaluation protocols. This book is a volume in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education—a series designed to meet the demand for new ideas and insights about leadership in schools.

Transforming Schools for English Learners

A Comprehensive Framework for School Leaders

Author: Debbie Zacarian

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412990408

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Position your school to successfully teach English learners Could your school be more effective at instructing its English learners? Whether you are just beginning to work with an emergent population or need to improve your program, this book provides a comprehensive framework for improving ELs’ academic performance and school engagement through visionary planning of EL education programming. The author addresses such critical topics as: Selecting the appropriate program model for your school Creating effective student course schedules for language development and content Making data-driven decisions using effective measures of student performance learning Effectively using Response to Intervention (RTI)

Helping Educators Grow

Strategies and Practices for Leadership Development

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781612504919

Category: Education

Page: 232

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How can we prepare practicing and aspiring education leaders for the complex, adaptive challenges they face? In Helping Educators Grow, Eleanor Drago-Severson presents a new approach to leadership development.Too often, she argues, we teach leadership development the same way we teach world history: just the facts. Instead, we need to create professional learning environments that invite educational leaders to experience the conditions that support adult growth, even as they are learning about them.The book takes as its starting point the premise that adult development is leadership developmentthat is, the task of school leaders is to develop the capacities of adults as well as students. Drawing on the principles of constructive-developmental theory, Drago-Severson offers a framework for conceptualizing growth based on the core elements of care, respect, trust, collaboration, and intentionality. Richly informed by examples of effective, developmentally oriented learning experiences for aspiring and practicing leaders, the book includes application exercises and reflective questions to help readers engage with the ideas presented.Widely respected for her groundbreaking work in adult development, leadership, and capacity building in learning communities, Drago-Severson provides the tools and concepts to make any professional learning initiative a developmental opportunity for individuals and groups in a variety of contexts: university-based seminars, professional development workshops, professional learning communities, or peer-to-peer networks.

Using Data to Improve Learning for All

A Collaborative Inquiry Approach

Author: Nancy Love

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412960854

Category: Education

Page: 171

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School leaders will discover how to implement collaborative inquiry, use data systematically and effectively, and establish an equitable school climate to improve outcomes for all students.

Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Issues, Reflections, and Ways Forward

Author: Léonie Rennie,Grady Venville,John Wallace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136636684

Category: Education

Page: 160

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How can curriculum integration of school science with the related disciplines of technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enhance students’ skills and their ability to link what they learn in school with the world outside the classroom? Featuring actual case studies of teachers’ attempts to integrate their curriculum, their reasons for doing so, how they did it, and their reflections on the outcomes, this book encourages science educators to consider the purposes and potential outcomes of this approach and raises important questions about the place of science in the school curriculum. It takes an honest approach to real issues that arise in curriculum integration in a range of education contexts at the elementary and middle school levels. The clear documentation and critical analysis of the contribution of science in curriculum integration—its implementation and its strengths and weaknesses—will assist teachers, science educators, and researchers to understand how this approach can work to engage students and improve their learning, as well as how it does not happen easily, and how various factors can facilitate or hinder successful integration.

Tell Me So I Can Hear You

A Developmental Approach to Feedback for Educators

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson,Jessica Blum-DeStefano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612508825

Category: Education

Page: 224

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In Tell Me So I Can Hear You, Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano show how education leaders can learn to deliver feedback in a way that strengthens relationships as well as performance and builds the capacity for growth. The authors provide real-life examples with practical strategies for creating a safe space for feedback, finding the right words, and bridging feedback and action. Tell Me So I Can Hear You offers invaluable guidance to help educators support a culture of learning in classrooms, schools, and districts. Tell Me So I Can Year You comes to the field at just the right time, when educators at every level are recognizing the importance of ensuring that feedback contributes to continuous learning for adults. The authors offer actionable insights to help educators engage in meaningful feedback conversations that lead to growth and change. Stephanie Hirsh, executive director, Learning Forward In a perfect marriage of theory and practice, Drago-Severson and Blum-DeStefano introduce a whole new dimension for thinking about feedback that is both intellectually stimulating and immediately applicable. Robert Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and coauthor, Immunity to Change and An Everyone Culture Articulate and meaningful, Tell Me So I Can Hear You draws deeply from the research on feedback and thoughtfully integrates it with theories of adult development. The book offers a clear blueprint, as well as tools and examples of how we can move to broader and deeper growth-enhancing feedback for those we coach, evaluate, and mentor. Elizabeth Neale, chief executive officer and founder, School Leaders Network Eleanor Drago-Severson is Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning & Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. Jessica Blum-DeStefano teaches at Bank Street College of Education."

The Curriculum Studies Reader

Author: David J. Flinders,Stephen J. Thornton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415945224

Category: Education

Page: 355

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This highly anticipated second edition of The Curriculum Studies Reader retains key features of the successful first edition while incorporating an updated introduction and new, timely essays. Grounded in historical essays, the volume provides context for the growing field of curriculum studies, reflects upon the trends that have dominated the field, and samples the best of current scholarship. This thoughtful combination of essays provides a survey of the field coupled with concrete examples of innovative curriculum, and an examination of contemporary topics like HIV/AIDS education and multicultural education.

Angels and Superheroes

Compassionate Educators in an Era of School Accountability

Author: Jack M. Jose,Krista L. Taylor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475838034

Category: Education

Page: 202

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The school accountability movement’s focus solely on improving standardized test scores is dehumanizing. There is no standardized child. In the rush to quantify, evaluate, and ostensibly improve the American educational system, we have forgotten that education is complicated. Any attempt to distill it into a simplistic measure will fall short – and will compromise the nobility of the work. How can teachers continue to do the incredibly challenging work of effective education in an environment that can be downright damaging? We can save the soul of education by resisting the dehumanization of students. Teachers can shield children by embracing social-emotional learning, building trust, and displaying compassion. There is no quick-fix to creating a nurturing relationship. There is no single data point that can measure it. Teachers must commit to being present, paying attention, maintaining consistency, engaging in hard work, practicing humility, and working together. Angels and Superheroes provides specific, reproducible practices designed to help teachers cultivate trust and compassion, while managing the pressures of the testing movement. With time-proven theories and cutting-edge research, this book provides engaging examples, concrete strategies, and implementable resources to support teachers in bridging the divide between why they chose this career field – the children, and that which is currently being required of them – the test scores.

Mentor

Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners (with New Foreword, Introduction, and Afterword)

Author: Laurent A. Daloz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416686

Category: Education

Page: 320

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With a new introduction and afterword, this revised second edition is a practical, engaging exploration of mentoring and its power to transform learning. Filled with inspiring vignettes, Mentor shows how anyone who teaches can become a successful mentor to students. Topics covered include adult learning and development; the search for meaning as a motive for learning; education as a transformational journey; how adults change and develop; how learning changes the learner; barriers and incentives to learning and growth; and guiding adults through difficult transitions.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Designs

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson,Patricia Roy,Valerie von Frank

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452292000

Category: Education

Page: 128

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The right learning design can support professional growth! Learning Forward is a leader in understanding and advancing professional learning that leads to student success. This series explores Learning Forward’s seven Standards for Professional Learning which outline the characteristics of effective professional learning that, collectively, advance teaching and learning. In this volume, you’ll get original essays, an inspirational case study, and detailed guidance on implementing the Design standard. Deepen your knowledge of standards with An original essay by Eleanor Drago-Severson that offers a fresh take on designs for professional learning that is grounded in adult developmental theory Practical tools that assist readers in selecting appropriate learning designs that promote educator growth Examples of powerful designs for professional learning that are job-embedded, promote active engagement, and support implementation With this book, educators will reach new heights of professional growth and students will reap the benefits.