Minding the Future

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Revitalizing Learning Cultures Through Teacher Leadership
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9781544318318
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Seiten:
168
Autor:
Angeline A. Anderson
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Englisch
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Centered on teacher voice and grounded in foundations of collaboration and data-informed planning, this book comes to life through its stories, while accompanying action steps help teachers implement the process along with strategies to inspire personalized instruction and redesign learning environments.

Harness the power of teacher collaboration and engagement to see real results for students! 

Welcome to Transform Academy, where committed teachers become teacher leaders, empowered to revitalize learning cultures while keeping the future in mind. This boundary-breaking professional-learning process—centered on teacher voice and grounded in foundations of collaboration and data-informed planning—challenges schools to move beyond accountability standards and toward innovative learning that ignites student engagement. 

As you follow the story of Transform Academy, you’ll find accompanying action steps to help you implement the process, along with strategies to inspire personalized instruction and redesign learning environments. Other supports include: 


  • Detailed and inspiring vignettes

  • Relevant research connections

  • Questions for discussion

  • Activities and prompts for individuals and teams

  • Links to professional-learning standards 


Follow Transform Academy’s journey of discovery, and see the results for yourself.


Minding the Future outlines a very clear framework for how a school might reimagine professional learning in support of results for students. What’s especially helpful are the tools and resources that will help educators through every step of the process. Thank you for bringing this great resource to the field!  
Frederick Brown, Deputy Executive Director, 
Learning Forward 


If you’ve been searching for proven strategies on creating a vision, planning, and establishing a learning culture ready for transformation, this is it. Written with knowledge only gained from experience, Minding the Future presents readers with clear plans, brought to life with anecdotes and stories, to lead their own professional learning transformations. This book is for educators wishing to embrace the future head-on and hand in hand!
Linda Macias, Associate Superintendent, 
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Houston, TX
   



 
PREFACE

Professional Learning to Inspire Vision and Voice

Audience

Transform Academy Design

Who We Are

Organization of This Book

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Introduction to the Transform Academy

Scope, Purpose, and Goals

Transform Academy Design: Informing Our Driving Vision

Participant Selection

Transform Academy at a Glance

Becoming Comfortable With the Unknown

CHAPTER 1. Is Your Learning Culture Ready to Transform? Academy Pre-Session

Ask the Teachers

Establishing Your Vision for the Future

Essential Aspects of a Learning Culture Ready to Transform

Framework for Transforming a Learning Culture

Planning and Chronicling Your Transform Academy

Differentiated Approaches for Professional Learning

Key Ideas

Discussion Questions

Transform Academy Pre-Session Activities

Suggested Action Items

CHAPTER 2. Developing Collaborative Innovators: Session 1

Culture of Innovation: How Do You Define It?

Becoming a Collaborative Innovator

Professional Learning for Transform Academy Session 1

Key Ideas

Discussion Questions

Transform Academy Session 1 Activities

Suggested Action Items

CHAPTER 3. Teacher Voice: Session 2

Celebrating Teacher Innovation

Three Components of an Emerging Vision

Inspiring Teacher Voice

Teacher Leadership

Collaborative Innovator Mindset

How Mindsets Influence Teacher Voice

Professional Learning for Transform Academy Session 2

Developing Teacher Voice

Tapping Student Potential: It’s Time!

Key Ideas

Discussion Questions

Transform Academy Session 2 Activities

Suggested Action Items

CHAPTER 4. Open Permission to Dream: Sessions 3–6

If Only We Could . . .

Opening the Doors to Dreaming

Research and Risk Taking

Field Trips, Conferences, and Experts

Implementing New Learning Standards

Professional Learning for Transform Academy Sessions 3–6

Key Ideas

Discussion Questions

Transform Academy Sessions 3–6 Activities

Suggested Action Items

CHAPTER 5. Flexible Learning Environments: Session 7

Now Ask the Students

Promoting Differentiated Innovative Ideas

Encouraging Student Voice and Choice

Student Learning Communities and Personalized Learning

Classrooms Growing Toward Flexible Learning Environments

Professional Learning for Transform Academy Session 7

Key Ideas

Discussion Questions

Transform Academy Session 7 Activities

Suggested Action Items

CHAPTER 6. Student-Led Learning: Session 8

Teachers Learn to Code

Fostering Student-Led Learning

Essentials for Implementing Student-Led Learning

Professional Learning for Transform Academy Session 8

Key Ideas

Discussion Questions

Transform Academy Session 8 Activities

Suggested Action Items

CHAPTER 7. Sustaining the Momentum: Session 9

Welcome to the Learning Fair

Multi-Year Planning Cycle

The Significance of the Learning Fair

Key Ideas

Discussion Questions

Transform Academy Session 9 Activities

Suggested Action Items

CHAPTER 8. Parting Thoughts

Open Doors and Minds

Building Your Transform Academy

REFERENCES

INDEX

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