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You want to . . . • Create a collaborative culture. • Sustain successes districtwide. • Align your resources and time to focus on results. • Increase student achievement.

Here’s how we can help Professional learning communities have been proven to drastically improve schools and increase student achievement. Whether you’re just beginning implementation or want strengthen the PLC you already have in place, our experts can help you every step of the way. We work with the foremost authorities on PLCs and offer a variety of resources and services that will give your team the expertise they need to sustain a thriving PLC where all students learn at high levels.

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Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill Teaching in a Professional Learning Community at WorkTM

On the Tipping Point of Transformation

By Robert Eaker and Janel Keating

By Richard DuFour and Casey Reason

This book explores professional learning communities from a teacher’s perspective. Focused chapters survey effective and collaborative team actions, instructional practices that enhance teacher efficiency, and the role teacher judgment and classroom context play in determining instructional outcomes. 224 pages

Learn how to combine the capacities of the PLC at WorkTM process and powerful technology tools to transform teaching and learning. Realize the potential of virtual collaboration to support the PLC process, and discover research-based strategies for reaching sustained levels of deeper learning. 216 pages 61CCA–BKF673 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-93-3

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A Leader’s Companion Inspiration for Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Robert Eaker, Rebecca DuFour, and Richard DuFour Treat yourself to daily moments of reflection with inspirational quotes collected from a decade of work by renowned PLC experts. The uplifting wisdom inside this book will fuel your passion to be a leader in your PLC. 136 pages; hardcover 61CCA–BKF227 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-05-5

Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom District Leadership for Growing Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Robert Eaker and Janel Keating The PLC journey begins with a dedication to ensuring the learning of every student. Using many examples and reproducible tools, the authors explain the need to focus on creating simultaneous top-down and bottom-up leadership. Learn how to grow PLCs by encouraging innovation at every level. 240 pages 61CCA–BKF534 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-09-6

Learning by Doing TM

A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work

By Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Thomas W. Many Bestseller Through continuous work with educators, the authors have created a more powerful, practical resource for moving forward in the PLC process. This book is an action guide for closing the knowing-doing gap and transforming schools into PLCs. It also includes seven major additions that equip educators with essential tools for confronting challenges. 296 pages; 2nd edition

• Build a shared knowledge of critical vocabulary and the concepts underlying key PLC terms. • Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to model effective reciprocal accountability. • Make honest assessments of your school by examining conventional practices from a fresh, critical perspective. • Learn about the critical role central office educators have in the PLC process. 61CCA–BKF416 $39.95 USD | $50.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-09-4

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In Praise of American Educators And How They Can Become Even Better By Richard DuFour Bestseller Explore the state of education today. In this thought-provoking book, the author presents a compelling case for why contemporary American educators are the greatest generation in history. He carefully explains why current national reform policies have failed and presents specific steps policymakers, administrators, and teachers must take to transform American schools to meet student needs in the 21st century. 312 pages

• Critique the commonly presented media messages about schooling in America. • Consider the evidence for why the present generation of American educators has accomplished more than previous generations. • Evaluate the assumptions driving policies set up to improve schooling. • Discover the four essential pillars of the PLC foundation. 61CCA–BKF702 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-57-1

Leaders of Learning

A New Way

How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement

Introducing Higher Education to Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM

By Richard DuFour and Robert J. Marzano

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Discover how to implement professional learning community practices in colleges and universities. Explore how the PLC process can reshape the way leaders think and work together to drive student achievement. Practical and research-based, the process carries significant potential for improving results in higher education. 224 pages; higher education 61CCA–BKF690 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-29-8

Champions of PLC at Work Anthony Muhammad, Mike Mattos, Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Tim Brown TM

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Building a Professional Learning Community at WorkTM

Getting Started

A Guide to the First Year

Reculturing Schools to Become Professional Learning Communities

By Parry Graham and William M. Ferriter

By Robert Eaker, Richard DuFour, and Rebecca DuFour

Foreword by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

Bestseller Get answers to the most common question posed by educators seeking to build and sustain a PLC: Where do we begin? Readers access a solid conceptual framework and concrete illustrations of how schools operate when they are functioning as PLCs. 200 pages

Bestseller This play-by-play guide to implementing PLC concepts uses a story to focus each chapter. The authors analyze the story, highlighting good decisions and mistakes. They offer research behind best practice and wrap up each chapter with practical recommendations and tools. 240 pages

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The School Leader’s Guide to Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM

The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders By Timothy D. Kanold Foreword by Richard DuFour

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Effective leadership in a professional learning community requires practice, patience, and skill. Through engaging examples and accessible language, this book offers a focused framework that will help educators maintain balance and consistent vision as they strengthen the skills of PLC leadership. 210 pages 61CCA–BKF495 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-42-8

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Cultures Built to Last

Making Teamwork Meaningful

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Leading Progress-Driven Collaboration in a PLC at WorkTM

By Richard DuFour and Michael Fullan Bestseller Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum on your journey. You’ll move beyond pockets of excellence while allowing every person to be an instrument of lasting cultural change. 104 pages 61CCA–BKF579 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-74-7

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By William M. Ferriter, Parry Graham, and Matt Wight Focus on developing people—not just improving test scores. The authors examine how staffing decisions can strengthen professional learning communities and explore actions that can help school leaders safeguard their schools against complacency. 128 pages 61CCA–BKF548 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-29-4

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Are We a Group or a Team? Moving From Coordination to Collaboration in a PLC at WorkTM Featuring Mike Mattos Bestseller Build a powerful PLC to meet the needs of every student. Based on Mike Mattos’s 1-5-10 team-evaluation activity, this unscripted video will give your team the step-by-step process they need to transition from a low-performing team to a high-performing team. 43-minute DVD; 32-page Facilitator’s Guide (in print and on CD) 61CCA–DVF065 $174.95 USD | $219.00 CAD UPC 811796010629

Collaborative Teams in Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM Learning by Doing Featuring Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Thomas W. Many Bestseller This short program shows exactly what collaborative teams do. Aligned with the best-selling book Learning by Doing, the video features unscripted footage of collaboration in action. Learn how teams organize, interact, and find time to meet; what products they produce; and more. 30-minute DVD; 40-page Facilitator’s Guide (in print and on CD)

Leading Difficult Conversations Featuring Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour Bestseller Gain strategies for addressing the conflicts that can result from transforming a school into a professional learning community. Learn how to hold conversations that lead staff to understand that best practice is to work collaboratively and collectively in high-performing teams. 30-minute DVD with presentation; 32-page Facilitator’s Guide (in print and on CD) 61CCA–DVF047 $174.95 USD | $219.00 CAD UPC 811796010537

Passion and Persistence How to Develop a Professional Learning Community By Richard DuFour Bestseller Motivate staff with the inspirational video featured in many of Dr. DuFour’s keynote presentations. A display of memorable quotes, calls to action, and quips set to music, Passion and Persistence serves as a reflective pause on the PLC journey. 7-minute DVD 61CCA–DVF008 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD UPC 811796010117

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Leadership in Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM

The Power of Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM

Learning by Doing

Bringing the Big Ideas to Life

Featuring Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Thomas W. Many

Featuring Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Rebecca DuFour

Bestseller Watch leaders in action within a PLC. This short program for PLC leaders uses unscripted interviews and footage from schools to illustrate the role of effective leadership, particularly from the principal, in embedding PLC practices and values in a school. 32-minute DVD; 32-page Facilitator’s Guide (in print and on CD) 61CCA–DVF024 $174.95 USD | $219.00 CAD UPC 811796010292

Bestseller This four-program video series takes you inside eight diverse schools, where teachers and administrators engage in candid conversations and collaborative team meetings. See how successful schools radically improve student learning, and learn the fundamentals of PLCs with this powerful, fun staff development tool. Four 20-minute programs on 4 DVDs; CD with presentations; 70-page Facilitator’s Guide (in print and on CD) 61CCA–DVF052 $595.00 USD | $744.00 CAD UPC 811796010483

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Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap

Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM

Whatever It Takes

New Insights for Improving Schools

By Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Gayle Karhanek

By Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, and Robert Eaker

Bestseller This expansion of Whatever It Takes uses case studies to sharpen the focus on the pyramid of interventions strategy, present new insights, and explain how PLC intervention processes align with RTI legislation. 256 pages

Bestseller This 10th-anniversary sequel to the pivotal book Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM offers advanced insights on deep implementation, the commitment/consensus issue, and the human side of PLCs. Gain greater knowledge of common mistakes to avoid and new discoveries for success. 544 pages

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Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement By Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker Bestseller The book that launched a school improvement movement offers research-based recommendations drawn from best practices still found in schools nationwide. Readers gain specific, practical how-to information about transforming schools into learning-focused, resultsoriented PLCs. 358 pages 61CCA–BKF032 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-879639-60-7

On Common Ground The Power of Professional Learning Communities Edited by Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Rebecca DuFour By Roland Barth, Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Barbara Eason-Watkins, Michael Fullan, Lawrence W. Lezotte, Douglas Reeves, Jonathon Saphier, Mike Schmoker, Dennis Sparks, and Rick Stiggins

Bestseller Examine a colorful cross section of educators’ experiences with PLCs. This collection of insights from education leaders throughout North America highlights the benefits of PLCs. 272 pages; hardcover 61CCA–BKF180 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-932127-42-3

Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM Plan Book By Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, and Robert Eaker Bestseller Teachers love this plan book! This great organizer, with 40 weekly planning pages and space for eight class periods, is also a process book packed with creative ideas, activities, and inspirational success stories that address crucial, teacher-specific PLC concepts. 103 pages; spiral-bound 61CCA–BKF217 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-932127-95-9

Common Formative Assessment A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Kim Bailey and Chris Jakicic Foreword by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

Bestseller The catalyst for real student improvement begins with a decision to implement common formative assessments. In this conversational guide, the authors offer tools, templates, and protocols to incorporate common formative assessments into the practices of a PLC to monitor and enhance student learning. 144 pages 61CCA–BKF538 $32.95 USD | $41.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-14-0

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Working Together as a Professional Learning Community

By Héctor García, Katherine McCluskey, and Shelley Taylor

By Cassandra Erkens, Chris Jakicic, Lillie G. Jessie, Dennis King, Sharon V. Kramer, Thomas W. Many, Mary Ann Ranells, Ainsley B. Rose, Susan K. Sparks, and Eric Twadell

Foreword by Richard DuFour

Create a uniform game plan to foster a collaborative community of learners, develop a shared focus, and meet growth goals. Explore coaching points you can use to customize strategies for teachers and leaders, who must share collective responsibility to drive lasting change. 144 pages 61CCA–BKF635 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-64-1

Foreword by Rebecca DuFour Introduction by Richard DuFour

Bestseller Transform education from inside the classroom. This book delivers best practices of collaborative teacher leadership, supporting the strategies with research and real classroom stories. 232 pages 61CCA–BKF257 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-36-9

The Collaborative Administrator Working Together as a Professional Learning Community By Austin Buffum, Cassandra Erkens, Charles Hinman, Susan B. Huff, Lillie G. Jessie, Terri L. Martin, Mike Mattos, Anthony Muhammad, Peter Noonan, Geri Parscale, Eric Twadell, Jay Westover, and Kenneth C. Williams Foreword by Robert Eaker Introduction by Richard DuFour

Bestseller In a culture of shared leadership, the administrator’s role is more important than ever. This book addresses your toughest challenges with practical strategies and inspiring insight. 264 pages 61CCA–BKF256 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-37-6

The Journey to Becoming a Professional Learning Community By Janel Keating, Robert Eaker, Richard DuFour, and Rebecca DuFour This unique resource identifies key checkpoints for staying on track with deep implementation of PLC at WorkTM concepts. Perfect for visual learners, the road map banner and accompanying booklet guide educators through critical issues that may arise during their journey. 1 color 7-foot vinyl banner; 2 black-and-white 7-foot paper banners; 3 process booklets 61CCA–BKF260 $94.95 USD | $119.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-39-0

Leading by Design

Through New Eyes

An Action Framework for PLC at WorkTM Leaders

Examining the Culture of Your School

By Cassandra Erkens and Eric Twadell Foreword by Richard DuFour

After interviewing and observing principals, administrators, and teachers, the authors identify seven leadership practices that effective PLC leaders share, along with the techniques that have led them to sustainable success. 216 pages 61CCA–BKF430 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-29-2

Featuring Richard DuFour Bestseller Explore the differences between a traditional school and a professional learning community from a student’s perspective. Perfect for constructing a four-hour training session, this engaging video includes step-by-step instructions, guiding questions, and group activities. 30-minute DVD; 44-page Facilitator’s Guide 61CCA–DVF007 $174.95 USD | $219.00 CAD UPC 811796010018

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Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at Work series TM

By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Cynthia L. Uline These teacher guides illustrate how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English language arts in K–12 instruction, curriculum, assessment, and intervention practices within the powerful Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM process.

• Master the CCSS for English language arts, and develop common understandings to strengthen instructional practice. • Learn the five fundamental shifts in literacy instruction necessary to enhance students’ language development.

Joint Publications With the International Reading Association

Leader’s Guide; 144 pages 61CCA–BKF578 $29.95 USD $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-13-6

Grades K–2; 184 pages

Grades 3–5; 184 pages

Grades 6–8; 184 pages Grades 9–12; 184 pages

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Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work series TM

Edited by Timothy D. Kanold By Thomasenia Lott Adams, Harold Asturias, Diane J. Briars, John A. Carter, Juli K. Dixon, Francis (Skip) Fennell, David Foster, Mardi A. Gale, Timothy D. Kanold, Beth McCord Kobett, Matthew R. Larson, Mona Toncheff, Jonathan A. Wray, and Gwendolyn Zimmermann

These teacher guides illustrate how to sustain • Discover the five essential paradigm successful implementation of the Common shifts necessary to implement the CCSS Core State Standards for mathematics. for mathematics. Discover what students should learn • Receive guidance on forming and and how they should learn it. Tools and sustaining collaborative teams in a strategies will help you develop and assess Professional Learning Community at student demonstrations of deep conceptual Work™ culture. understanding and procedural fluency. Joint Publications With the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Leader’s Guide; 176 pages

Grades K–2; 216 pages

Grades 3–5; 224 pages

Grades 6–8; 248 pages

High School; 214 pages

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Getting District Results

The PLC at WorkTM Cartoon Book

A Case Study in Implementing PLCs at WorkTM

By Martha F. Campbell

By Nicholas Jay Myers

Foreword by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

Foreword by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

Discover how the largest elementary school district in Illinois became a professional learning community. You’ll walk through each step of the PLC journey to learn how the district approached the most vital components of a successful PLC, such as building shared knowledge, forming collaborative teams, setting priorities, and more. 144 pages

These clever cartoons show the humorous side of working in a professional learning community. The book features introductions by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour, who remind readers to maintain a sense of humor. 144 pages 61CCA–BKF473 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-09-1

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Online Course Presenters: Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Thomas W. Many Through this self-paced online course, you’ll explore how educators are applying proven, researchbased strategies and protocols to transform their schools into high-performing professional learning communities. Come to a better understanding of the PLC at Work™ process, and discover how teachers and administrators are redefining their roles and responsibilities in ways that lead to a collaborative, results-oriented culture that enhances both student and adult learning.

• Analyze the PLC at Work™ process. • Investigate the history of school reform and the impact of PLCs. • Explore the three big ideas, the six essential characteristics, and the four critical questions that drive the work of members of a PLC. • Examine the elements of successful implementation and the importance of establishing a culture that is simultaneously loose and tight.

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On Solid Ground

The Role of PLCs in Advancing 21st Century Skills

How PLC Practices Create the Foundation for a Successful Intervention Program

Featuring Richard DuFour Discover the link between professional learning communities and 21st century skills. Dr. DuFour discusses how to develop a PLC culture by focusing on a commitment to effectively change behavior and to collaboratively develop strategies to teach 21st century skills. 71-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources

Featuring Mike Mattos Bestseller Discover straightforward practices for planning and self-assessment that create successful intervention programs. In this breakout session, Mike shows how professional learning community practices provide the foundation for a successful intervention program and offers practical, effective strategies for beginning to build that foundation. 76-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources

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The PLC Toolkit Powerful Tools for Improving Your School The Essential Resources of Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Rebecca DuFour The PLC Toolkit—curated by renowned PLC experts—contains all the tools educators need to transform their schools into dynamic and successful PLCs. Build, grow, and sustain your PLC—and impact student learning—with this innovative kit of user-friendly tools that includes books, DVDs, an online course, and dozens of reproducibles in a comprehensive package of self-guided PLC at WorkTM professional development. 18 resources, including books, videos, and 1 registration to an online course 61CCA–KTF129 $1,695.00 USD This product is only available to ship from the US.

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Achieve outstanding results Work with a master coach to discover the benefits of the PLC at Work process, and then learn how to implement and maintain the process in your school or district. TM

Session 1 What must our school become to accomplish our purpose?

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• Articulate a clear and compelling purpose. • Define a focus on learning. • Understand collaborative teams.

• Plan systematic interventions for all students. • Define ways to celebrate successes. • Develop strategies for building consensus and handling conflict in a PLC. • Identify situations that call for collective inquiry and action research. • Understand the complex challenge of creating PLCs.

Session 2 How do we know if students are learning? • Define a collaborative culture. • Understand the work of teams. • Develop essential learnings. • Understand common assessments. • Identify ways to involve students in their own learning. • Define a results orientation.

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Preparatory stage Document the work you’ve already done, and develop a plan for districtwide implementation.

Build a PLC foundation. Create a district guiding coalition. Introduce the PLC at WorkTM process to all of your stakeholders. Develop a shared mission, vision, collective commitments, and goals. Build a sustainable infrastructure and communication process.

Develop teams and a collaborative culture. Build a collaborative culture that is committed to collective inquiry, action research, and continuous improvement. Help all students achieve at high levels by working in teams, not in isolation.

phase 3 Drive the PLC process deeper. Work with a PLC at WorkTM associate to analyze your progress on district SMART goal attainment, alignment of resources, and evidence of a focus on results.

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phase 2 Identify essential student outcomes. Ensure high levels of learning for all students. Focus on the four critical questions that will drive your PLC at WorkTM process. Create a districtwide blueprint for achieving your learning outcomes.

Assess student learning. Develop a shared understanding of assessments, implement common formative assessments, analyze evidence of student learning, and use that evidence to learn from one another and respond to the individual needs of students.

Student intervention and enrichment Build a systematic process to provide additional time and support for students who are experiencing difficulty. Use this process to ensure every student has a clear path to deeper learning.

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EVIDENCE OF EFFECTIVENESS SANGER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | Sanger, CA

Demographics

Results

• 20 Schools

• 84% Minority

• 10,800 Students

• 71% Hispanic

• PPE $8,174

• 22% English learners • 78% Free and reduced lunch

Implementation On a daily basis, the staff work together to identify critical standards where proficiency is not yet in evidence. Then, they design focused instructional support, identifying successful instructional strategies and developing explicit direct instruction and lesson plans as teams. The success of these efforts is assessed and monitored regularly at the district level and daily at the classroom level. Adjustments are made as needed, with immediate support being provided to students who are not showing mastery. This collaborative effort is supported and sustained by teams of teachers districtwide who share a common vision and goal: “success for our kids!”

The work of Solution Tree authors has served as a resource that we continually draw from to deepen our understanding.” —Former Superintendent Marc Johnson

Since 2004, seven schools in the district have moved out of federal improvement status and four achieved state distinguished schools status. Sanger’s test score gains for all students and for English learners have surpassed average state gains each year since testing began under No Child Left Behind. From 2005 to 2012, student scores on the California Academic Performance Index (API) increased from 702 to 822. For EL students, the scores increased from 636 to 772. Currently, Sanger has a high school graduation rate of 94% for Latinos and close to 97% for all students.

Sanger Unified School District is located in Fresno County, California, 13 miles east-southeast of Fresno.

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PLCs Solutions for Professional Learning Communities series Implement and sustain a high-performing PLC. These how-to guides—authored by renowned PLC experts—are packed with user-friendly solutions for you and your entire team. You’ll discover practical, research-based strategies for committing to districtwide implementation, investigate why strong leadership is a crucial element of successful PLCs, and explore tools and techniques for monitoring progress to ensure far-reaching, lasting results. • Discover how PLCs can work for singletons and small schools. • Learn how to develop a guiding coalition and foundational common language. • Leverage digital tools to support PLCs. • Gain strategies to build collaboration and leadership capacity. • Explore the impact of PLCs on continuous school improvement.

How to Coach Leadership in a PLC By Marc Johnson Through this how-to guide, you’ll discover how to expand your leadership capacity in order to drive sustainable progress on your PLC journey. 80 pages 61CCA–BKF667 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-41-9

Discover how to establish a collaborative culture that significantly impacts student achievement and professional practice in a PLC. 80 pages 61CCA–BKF678 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-05-2

How to Launch PLCs in Your District

By Aaron Hansen

By W. Richard Smith

Discover how small schools, full of singleton teachers who are the only ones in their schools teaching their subject areas, can build successful PLCs. 80 pages

Discover practical, research-based strategies for committing to districtwide PLC implementation and ensuring sustainable practices are in place for lasting results. 80 pages 61CCA–BKF665 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-39-3

How to Leverage PLCs for School Improvement

How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC

By Sharon V. Kramer

By William M. Ferriter

Discover how to build a professional learning community that fosters collaboration and collective responsibility to create lasting change and improve student learning schoolwide. 72 pages

Discover strategies for infusing digital tools into your PLC, and acquire a list of digital tools your team can use to foster sharing, cooperation, and collaboration. 72 pages

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How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools

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Starting a Movement Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities By Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck Infuse energy back into the practices of your PLC. Explore the authors’ four-stage authentic alignment model, which will take you through the Why, Eye, How, and Now of transforming your school’s culture. Through this inspiring guide, you’ll discover how to bridge the gulf between principles and practice to cultivate an empowering environment that is committed to a cycle of continuous improvement. 200 pages

• Use the authentic alignment model to align your schools’ guiding principles and staff actions. • Learn to express, clarify, and align beliefs so they are meaningful to teachers, staff, and other stakeholders. • Create maximum buy-in among all members of the school community. • Update practices to 21st century expectations to ensure learning for all students. • Support PLC implementation in your school. 61CCA–BKF234 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-66-2

Aligning School Districts as PLCs By Mark Van Clay, Perry Soldwedel, and Thomas W. Many

Protocols for Professional Learning Conversations Cultivating the Art and Discipline

Foreword by Michael Fullan

By Catherine Glaude

In order for a professional learning community to achieve its full potential across an entire district, central office staff, building leadership, and teachers must all align their work with each other and the three big ideas of a PLC. 168 pages

Collegial conversations focused on improving student learning may be the most powerful professional development an educator will experience. Examine four collections of protocols to support professional learning conversations, and use them with your colleagues or with students in the classroom. 96 pages

61CCA–BKF493 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-39-8

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These assessments can be automatically graded via computer camera or browser. Rich charts and graphs enable teams to analyze data student by student and skill by skill. School leaders can manage master schedules to create systematic processes for intervention. Teams can then easily group students into appropriate intervention sessions based on proficiency and need.

Global PD is the only technology tool on the market that is based on and completely aligned with the PLC at Work process. Regardless of where educators are on their PLC journey, we believe that Global PD will be a powerful catalyst for the ongoing professional learning essential to the PLC at Work process.� TM

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RTI RESOURCES

EVENTS

On-Site PD

You want to . . . • Integrate a targeted and systematic intervention program. • Understand how to prioritize what’s essential. • Know how to shift your response when students are struggling or surpassing proficiency.

Here’s how we can help We’ll simplify RTI into something less frustrating for you and highly beneficial to your students. Our experts will help make your interventions more effective by using universal screening tools and devising interventions at three tiers. By helping your staff move from compliance to commitment, you’ll keep the focus where it matters—on student learning.

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Making Time at Tier 2 Creating a Supplemental Intervention Period in Secondary Schools Featuring Mike Mattos Bestseller Give every student the help and enrichment they need. Take a look inside two schools to discover the innovative ways they developed systematic interventions programs. Discover practical strategies to build Tier 2 intervention and enrichment periods into the school day, and learn how to work in collaborative teams to create targeted interventions and overcome implementation challenges to ensure all students are successful. 49-minute DVD; 40-page Facilitator’s Guide (in print and on CD)

• Learn how to revise schedules to build intervention periods without extending the school day. • Understand the challenges to creating intervention time, and gain tips to overcome them. • Recognize the elements that define an effective intervention program. • Observe educators discussing and developing systematic interventions to guarantee that all students learn at high levels. 61CCA–DVF066 $174.95 USD | $219.00 CAD UPC 811796010636

It’s About Time Carve out effective intervention and extension time at all three tiers of the RTI pyramid. Explore more than a dozen examples of creative and flexible scheduling, and gain access to tools you can use immediately to overcome implementation challenges. These books are full of examples from real schools that have achieved these results without using additional resources or extending the school day. • Learn to build time into the school day to support students who need intervention. • Read accounts of school educators who have successfully implemented response to intervention practices. • Understand the challenges of creating intervention time, and gain tips to overcome them.

Planning Interventions and Extensions in Elementary School Edited by Austin Buffum and Mike Mattos Foreword by Rebecca DuFour and Richard DuFour

Grades K–8; 304 pages 61CCA–BKF609 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-03-0

Planning Interventions and Extensions in Secondary School Edited by Mike Mattos and Austin Buffum Foreword by Richard DuFour

Grades 6–12; 344 pages 61CCA–BKF610 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-05-4

Best Practices at Tier 1 series Daily Differentiation for Effective Instruction series By Gayle Gregory, Martha Kaufeldt, and Mike Mattos Improve core instruction to ensure learning for all. Created for K–12 educators, this series provides proven response to intervention strategies to differentiate instruction, engage students, increase success, and avoid additional interventions. Discover how to identify essential power standards to include in Tier 1 instruction, create a brainfriendly learning environment, shift instructional processes to support collaboration, and more. Elementary

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• Understand the power of RTI to enhance core instruction and provide timely, targeted, and systematic interventions for students in need. • Gain effective strategies to differentiate learning, and understand the variety of ways students learn. • Incorporate the four Cs—communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking—into curriculum design. Secondary

Grades K–5; 248 pages

Grades 6–12; 248 pages

61CCA–BKF650 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-93-1

61CCA–BKF651 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-95-5

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Simplifying Response to Intervention Four Essential Guiding Principles By Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, and Chris Weber Bestseller The sequel to Pyramid Response to Intervention advocates that a successful RTI model begins by asking the right questions to create a fundamentally effective learning environment for every student. RTI is not a series of implementation steps, but rather a way of thinking. Understand why bureaucratic, paperwork-heavy, complianceoriented, test-score-driven approaches fail. Then learn how to create a focused RTI model that works. 232 pages

• Use the four guiding principles to guide thinking and implementation. • Shift to a culture of collective responsibility, and build team structures for collaboration. • Define essential learnings in a program of concentrated instruction. 61CCA–BKF506 $36.95 USD | $46.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-65-7

Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions

Pyramid Response to Intervention Four Essential Guiding Principles

Solving the Skill or Will Dilemma

Featuring Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, and Chris Weber

By Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, Chris Weber, and Tom Hierck

Bestseller Shift to a culture of collective responsibility, and ensure a path of opportunity and success for your students. Focusing on the four Cs vital to student achievement, this powerful four-part program will help you collect targeted information on each student’s individual needs and guide you to build efficient team structures. Four 20-minute DVDs; 88-page Facilitator’s Guide (in print and on CD)

Ensure students acquire the academic skills, dispositions, and knowledge necessary for long-term success. Examine what effective academic and behavior supports look like for all learners. Explore a step-bystep process for determining, targeting, and observing academic and behavior interventions. 176 pages 61CCA–BKF595 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-89-1

61CCA–DVF057 $595.00 USD | $744.00 CAD UPC 811796010575

Pyramid Response to Intervention

Foreword by Richard DuFour

RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don’t Learn

RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don’t Learn

By Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, and Chris Weber Foreword by Richard DuFour

Bestseller Accessible language and compelling stories illustrate how RTI is most effective when built on the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process. Written by award-winning educators from successful PLC schools, this book demonstrates how to create three tiers of interventions—from basic to intensive—to address student learning gaps. You will understand what a successful program looks like, and the many reproducible forms and activities will help your team understand how to make RTI work in your school. 248 pages

• Develop a comprehensive understanding of the three tiers of RTI: the core program, the supplemental program, and the intensive program. • Learn why RTI is most successful when built on the foundation of a PLC. • Discover the role of behavioral interventions and their effects.

Austin Buffum

Mike Mattos

Chris Weber

61CCA–BKF251 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-33-8

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Learning CPR

On Solid Ground

Creating Powerful Responses When Students Don’t Learn

How PLC Practices Create the Foundation for a Successful Intervention Program

Featuring Austin Buffum

Featuring Mike Mattos

Bestseller Learn how to create a highly effective intervention program and gain practical, proven intervention ideas that are timely, targeted, and systematic. 70-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources

Bestseller In this breakout session, Mike shows how professional learning community practices provide the foundation for a successful intervention program and offers practical, effective strategies for beginning to build that foundation. 76-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources

61CCA–DVF035 $195.00 USD | $244.00 CAD UPC 811796010315

61CCA–DVF045 $195.00 USD | $244.00 CAD UPC 811796010438

A Practical Look at Response to Intervention

Tiers Without Tears A Systematic Approach to Implementing RTI in PLC Schools

Featuring Mike Mattos Bestseller Learn how response to intervention systems, combined with a professional learning community foundation, create a powerful system for achieving high levels of learning for all students. 78-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources 61CCA–DVF046 $195.00 USD | $244.00 CAD UPC 811796010421

Featuring Austin Buffum Bestseller Dr. Buffum shows you how the big ideas of a PLC are foundationally important when implementing RTI. 61-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources 61CCA–DVF036 $195.00 USD | $244.00 CAD UPC 811796010322

RTI at Work series TM

Online Courses Presenters: Mike Mattos, Austin Buffum, and Chris Weber

Mike Mattos

Implement a quality response to intervention program. In this series of self-paced courses, you’ll learn how to develop timely, targeted interventions at all three tiers of the RTI pyramid for grades K–12. You’ll explore the rationale and strategic steps needed to design a successful plan and discover a framework for overcoming implementation challenges to ensure high levels of learning for all.

Austin Buffum

Early Elementary Focus

Chris Weber

• Understand the critical components of implementing an effective RTI program. • Develop standards and strategies for designing and assessing interventions at Tiers 1, 2, and 3 of the RTI pyramid. • Explore how building a professional learning community will impact your RTI program.

High School Focus

CEUs 61CCA–OTK001 $286.00 USD

CEUs 61CCA–OTK004 $286.00 USD

Short course 61CCA–OTK016 $173.00 USD

Short course 61CCA–OTK017 $173.00 USD

Late Elementary Focus

Grades K–12

CEUs 61CCA–OTK002 $286.00 USD

CEUs 61CCA–OTK010 $286.00 USD

Short course 61CCA–OTK018 $173.00 USD

Short course 61CCA–OTK022 $173.00 USD

Middle School Focus CEUs 61CCA–OTK003 $286.00 USD Short course 61CCA–OTK019 $173.00 USD

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March 7–8

San Diego, CA

March 23–24

San Antonio, TX

• Build a schoolwide intervention team to address complex issues such as motivation, • Create a school leadership team to attendance, and behavior. steer the shift to a culture of collective responsibility.

April 4–5

Denver, CO

April 13–14

St. Louis, MO

April 18–19

Seattle, WA

• Utilize collaborative teacher teams to define essential learnings.

April 27–28

Salt Lake City, UT

October 6–7

Minneapolis, MN

December 7–8

Pasadena, CA

• Drive implementation using the four guiding principles.

• Gain a toolbox of effective interventions.

Presenters:

The workshop was wonderful. We’ve received more positive feedback from those that attended than for any other professional development experience that we’ve provided.” —Bruce Guymon, principal, Centennial Elementary School, Utah

Austin Buffum Mike Mattos

Register now! 888.431.6248 solution-tree.com/RTIWorkshops

Watch our free, on-demand webinar! Reaching Every Student With the RTI at Work Model Webinar TM

Explore the full range of free resources Solution Tree has to offer! Free chapters, helpful content, reproducibles, and more

Presented by Mike Mattos and Paula Rogers Learn how Hallsville Independent School District in Texas successfully embedded RTI at WorkTM processes districtwide. Discover how you can implement the same research-based strategies and practices to ensure every student has access to a rigorous curriculum, effective teaching, and systemic interventions.

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The key to unlocking powerful interventions Presenters

June 28–30 The Oncenter

Syracuse, NY

September 28–30 Hollywood, CA Loews Hollywood Hotel

October 26–28

Denver Marriott City Center

Austin Buffum

Mike Mattos

Luis F. Cruz

Nicole Dimich Vagle

Brian K. Butler

Denver, CO

November 16–18 Dallas, TX The Westin Galleria Dallas

What does successful response to intervention look like when all the pieces come together? With access to recognized experts, you’ll discover how to lead the RTI process at the site and district levels. Learn how to create a proactive process to identify students who need help, place them in the proper intervention, monitor their progress, and determine when they no longer need additional support. • Create a school or district culture that focuses on student learning. • Build a highly effective, collaborative core program.

Register now! 888.431.6248 solution-tree.com/RTIInstitutes

• Focus core instruction on rigorous core curriculum. • Unpack the CCSS into focused student learning targets.

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Bring our experts to your school

Austin Buffum

Mike Mattos

Tim Brown Daniel Cohan Paul Goldberg Brandon Jones Greg Kushnir

Kim Bailey

Brian K. Butler

David LaRose Thomas W. Many François Massé Maria Nielsen Geri Parscale

Luis F. Cruz

Garrick Peterson Will Remmert Laurie Robinson-Sammons Rich Rodriguez Paula Rogers

Darin L. Fahrney

Paul Farmer

Dennis King

Julie A. Schmidt W. Richard Smith Bob Sonju Timothy S. Stuart Eric Twadell

RTI at Work Overview TM

Get a comprehensive overview of the RTI at Work™ model. During this one-day session, you and your team will be introduced to the essential elements needed to create a highly effective, multitiered system of support that ensures all students learn at high levels. The training will include how to build effective teams, prioritize essential learning outcomes, target assessments, and systematically respond when students need remediation and enrichment using the four guiding principles.

Other popular services • Closing the Achievement Gap

• Designing Opportunities for Enrichment

• Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions

• Implementing Appropriate Assessments Throughout the RTI Process

• Scheduling Time for Intervention and Enrichment

• Characteristics of Effective Interventions • Planning Interventions and Extensions in Elementary and Secondary Schools

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Accelerate student progress RTI at Work

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Want to take your response to intervention expertise to the next level? This academy will help you form leadership teams to act as informed agents of change. Collaborate with your coach to learn the most effective ways to respond when kids don’t learn and design response strategies specially crafted for your school or district.

Sessions 1–2 Initial Instruction

Sessions 5–6 Refining the System • Analyze the obstacles.

• Ensure the majority of students understand the first time.

• Focus on the students at risk.

• Reinforce collaborative culture.

• Define a new vision of special education.

• Build three teams: 1. Effective School Leadership Team

2. Collaborative Teacher Team

3. School Intervention Team

Sessions 3–4 Systematic Response

Contact your local representative

• Identify the students who are struggling. • Create a master schedule with built-in support.

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• Utilize special education resources, counselors, school psychologists, and more. • Discover how to integrate classroom teachers into intervention time.

Clinton High School | Clinton, IA

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Implementing RTI With English Learners

By William N. Bender and Laura Waller

By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Carol Rothenberg

Transition from traditional whole-group reading instruction to the 21st century classroom using three innovations that dramatically improve elementary reading instruction: RTI, differentiated instruction, and technology. 208 pages 61CCA–BKF363 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-68-9

Learn why RTI is the ideal framework for supporting English learners. Follow the application and effectiveness of RTI through classroom examples and the stories of four representative students of varying ages, nationalities, and language proficiency levels. 160 pages

A Practical Guide to Planning Interventions & Monitoring Progress By Lee Ann Jung Learn innovative strategies to design and measure effective classroom interventions. The author offers teachers, individualized education program coordinators, and administrators research-based strategies and tools to create and document highly individualized plans that support response to intervention efforts and IEPs. 136 pages

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Using Formative Assessment in the RTI Framework By Kay Burke and Eileen Depka Understand the basics of RTI and its connection to formative assessment, and adjust instruction to increase levels of student understanding and achievement with the information, tools, and techniques presented in this practical guide. 144 pages 61CCA–BKF369 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-74-0

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Beyond the RTI Pyramid

Pyramid of Behavior Interventions

Solutions for the First Years of Implementation

Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment

By William N. Bender

By Tom Hierck, Charlie Coleman, and Chris Weber

This book helps schools deepen the RTI experience by extending the processes beyond initial implementation. Examples from real schools show how to apply RTI in reading, math, and behavior at elementary and secondary schools. 232 pages 61CCA–BKF280 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-12-3

Students thrive when educators hold high expectations for behavior as well as academics. This book shows how to use a three-tiered pyramid of behavior supports to create a school culture and classroom climates in which learning is primed to occur. 132 pages 61CCA–BKF532 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-06-5

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The RTI Toolkit Whether you’re just beginning to build or working to fine-tune a system of intervention, this collection of resources—curated by renowned RTI experts—guarantees to extend your knowledge even further. Learn how to control the intensity of the interventions while addressing learning gaps and meeting the needs of individual students. Loaded with dynamic strategies, this toolkit will keep your school culture healthy for years to come. 16 resources, including books, videos, and 1 registration to an online course 61CCA–KTF133 $1,836.00 USD This product is only available to ship from the US.

15% off regular retail price You save $321! Enhance your toolkit with 40 seats to the Global PD library.

Earn CEUs through the online course.

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How RTI Works in Secondary Schools

RTI in the Early Grades

Building a Framework for Success

Intervention Strategies for Mathematics, Literacy, Behavior & Fine-Motor Challenges

By Holly Windram, Kerry Bollman, and Sara Johnson

By Chris Weber

After addressing the unique response to intervention challenges faced by those working in a secondary school, the authors outline three imperative components of a successful RTI program and then provide action steps and examples illustrating how to incorporate each within the different RTI tiers. 240 pages; grades 6–12 61CCA–BKF459 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-87-2

Explore why intervention and support for struggling students in the early grades are essential to student success. Teachers and support personnel will discover how to implement RTI-based supports in the early grades and learn what this prevention looks like. 208 pages; grades K–3 61CCA–BKF572 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-04-4

RTI in Math

RTI in Middle and High Schools

Practical Guidelines for Elementary Teachers

By William N. Bender

By William N. Bender and Darlene Crane Explore common student difficulties in math, and see a three-tier RTI model in action. The authors provide an overview of research, detailed guidance through each stage of implementation, tools for reflection and growth, and discussion of support strategies beyond the classroom. 216 pages; grades K–5

This targeted resource discusses the innovations of RTI, differentiated instruction, and instructional technologies specifically for middle and high schools. Based on numerous real-world case studies, this book explores solutions for the complex challenges the RTI implementation process brings. 248 pages; grades 6–12 61CCA–BKF271 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-51-2

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On-Site PD

EVENTS

You want to . . . • Develop consistent knowledge, skills, and effectiveness among mathematics teachers. • Focus the work of teachers on actions that result in improved student learning. • Effectively teach and assess the difficult content expectations of rigorous mathematics standards.

Here’s how we can help Foster powerful mathematics practices. Partner with our thought leaders and mathematics experts to get there faster. Mathematics at Work and Dixon Nolan Adams Mathematics build on the foundation of the PLC at Work process by using team structures and focusing on student learning, collaboration, and results to drive successful learning outcomes. TM

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Beyond the Common Core series Handbooks for Mathematics in a PLC at WorkTM Edited by Timothy D. Kanold By Thomasenia Lott Adams, Diane J. Briars, Juli K. Dixon, Jessica Kanold-McIntyre, Timothy D. Kanold, Matthew R. Larson, Edward C. Nolan, and Mona Toncheff

Designed to go well beyond the content of your state’s standards, this series offers K–12 mathematics instructors and other educators in PLCs an action-oriented guide for focusing curriculum and assessments to positively impact student achievement. Joint Publications With the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

• Identify and cultivate the elements of mathematics instruction and assessment that yield the greatest impact on student learning. • Increase student learning through 10 steps known as high-leverage team actions for mathematics instruction and assessment.

Leader’s Guide; 176 pages

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Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work series TM

Edited by Timothy D. Kanold By Thomasenia Lott Adams, Harold Asturias, Diane J. Briars, John A. Carter, Juli K. Dixon, Francis (Skip) Fennell, David Foster, Mardi A. Gale, Timothy D. Kanold, Beth McCord Kobett, Matthew R. Larson, Mona Toncheff, Jonathan A. Wray, and Gwendolyn Zimmermann

These teacher guides illustrate how to sustain • Discover the five essential paradigm successful implementation of the Common shifts necessary to implement the CCSS Core State Standards for mathematics. for mathematics. Discover what students should learn • Receive guidance on forming and and how they should learn it. Tools and sustaining collaborative teams in a strategies will help you develop and assess Professional Learning Community at student demonstrations of deep conceptual Work™ culture. understanding and procedural fluency. Joint Publications With the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Leader’s Guide; 176 pages

Grades K–2; 216 pages

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Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, Grades 3–8 Online Course Presenters: Diane J. Briars and Timothy D. Kanold

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Dr. Kanold and Dr. Briars explain both the whys and the how-tos for implementing the CCSS for mathematics in this timely and practical course. You’ll gain strategies for teaching for understanding, tools for planning lessons and evaluating assessments, and classroom-ready tasks that put theory into practice. You’ll also visit classrooms where educators are piloting the CCSS to see their results.

• Support the eight mathematical practices. • Maintain high cognitive demand. • Include assessing and advancing questions for formative assessment. • Meet the needs of all learners. CEUs 61CCA–KDS034 $286.00 USD 3 Semester Hours 61CCA–KDS035 $505.00 USD

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Many, many thanks for this wonderful opportunity to help educators understand how we can better help students . . . they are our future.” —Katherine Shanks, Title I project manager, Monadnock Regional School District, New Hampshire

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Mathematics at Work , designed by renowned experts and led by Dr. Timothy D. Kanold, is a researchaffirmed and evidence-based K–12 collaborative professional development process. TM

Watch our free, on-demand webinar! Mathematics at Work : Creating a Collegeand Career-Ready Culture for All Students Webinar TM

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Presented by Timothy D. Kanold and Mona Toncheff Hear the powerful success story of Phoenix Union High School District in Arizona. Learn how you can implement the same high-leverage collaborative team actions and practices in your school or district to ensure every student succeeds in mathematics.

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Implement systematic change in your district. This service integrates lessons form Dr. Kanold’s work to significantly improve sustainable districtwide results in mathematics.

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Impact student learning using the Mathematics at Work™ 10 high-leverage team actions for effective instruction and assessment. Discover how to create and use high-quality assessments, homework, and formative assessment processes in the classroom.

3. Coaching Academy: Deep Mathematics Teaching, Assessing, and Learning in a PLC

Learn to design high-quality instruction and formative assessment processes based on the Common Core’s eight mathematical practices and the Mathematics at Work™ 10 high-leverage team actions.

4. Embedded On-Site Coaching: Deep Mathematics Teaching, Assessing, and Learning in a PLC

Engage one-to-one with an expert both at your school building site and through virtual interactive coaching for effective lesson design, homework, and common assessment protocols. This service includes classroom observations and deep feedback for collaborative teams.

▶ Evidence of Effectiveness Phoenix Union High School District | Phoenix, AZ Eighth-Grade Algebra Qualifying Test

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Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching series By Juli K. Dixon, Edward C. Nolan, Thomasenia Lott Adams, Janet B. Andreasen, Guy Barmoha, Lisa A. Brooks, Erhan Seluck Haciomeroglu, Tashana D. Howse, George J. Roy, Farshid Safi, and Jennifer M. Tobias Develop a deep understanding of mathematics. This user-friendly series presents teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase educator knowledge and improve mathematics instruction schoolwide. Explore strategies and techniques to effectively learn and teach significant mathematics concepts, and provide every student with the precise, accurate information they need to achieve academic success. • Explore how to develop, select, and modify mathematics tasks in order to balance cognitive demand and engage students. • Discover the three important norms to uphold in all mathematics classrooms. • Learn to apply the Tasks, Questioning, and Evidence (TQE) process to grow as both learners and teachers of mathematics. • Use charts and diagrams for classifying shapes, which can engage students in important mathematical practices. • Access short videos that show what classrooms that are developing mathematical understanding should look like.

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Discover how to unpack learning progressions within and across teacher teams; focus teacher observations and evaluations on moving mathematics instruction forward; and support implementation of a focused, coherent, and rigorous curriculum.

▶ Evidence of Effectiveness Pasco County School District | Land O’ Lakes, FL

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What does successful math instruction look like? Comparing Fractions by Focusing on Numerators

Explore the full range of free resources Solution Tree has to offer! Free chapters, helpful content, reproducibles, and more

By Juli K. Dixon See firsthand how Solution Tree expert Juli K. Dixon effectively teaches a classroom of third-grade students essential mathematics skills.

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It’s TIME Themes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education

In addition to districtwide services, we offer a wide variety of books to address specific areas of need. Each title is written by respected experts in the field.

By the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Help all students become high-achieving mathematics learners. Discover best practices to fully align instruction with the CCSS for mathematics, and develop a strong understanding of mathematics culture. You’ll gain practical strategies for creating an environment that supports mathematics learning. 104 pages 61CCA–BKF600 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-91-4

Strategies for Mathematics Instruction and Intervention series By Chris Weber, Darlene Crane, and Tom Hierck Build a solid mathematics program by emphasizing prioritized learning goals and integrating RTI into your curriculum. Prepare students to move forward in mathematics learning, and ensure their continued growth in critical thinking and problem solving. With this series, you’ll discover an RTI model that provides the mathematics instruction, assessment, and intervention strategies necessary to meet the complex, diverse needs of students.

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Here’s how we can help We’ll help ensure you have sustainable assessment practices. Our experts can provide insight into your existing assessment practices and help create a system of common formative assessments powered by targeted feedback that motivates student learning. Partner with us to identify and set learning goals reinforced by a framework of collaboration and reporting.

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Assessment Common Formative Assessments in a PLC at WorkTM

Kim Bailey

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Grading and Learning

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Practices That Support Student Achievement

Presenters: Kim Bailey and Chris Jakicic

By Susan M. Brookhart

Gain a deeper understanding of PLCs, learn the importance of common formative assessments, and develop techniques for designing and implementing effective common formative assessments. Quizzes, personal reflections, and writing assignments will be used to assess learning and competency.

Grades should reflect and motivate learning. This book is relatable, relevant, and effective in improving educators’ assessment and reporting processes and supporting students’ motivation to learn. Clear, concrete examples help translate state standards into curriculum goals. 168 pages 61CCA–BKF457 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-84-1

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On Your Mark

Design in Five

Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting

Essential Phases to Create Engaging Assessment Practice

By Thomas R. Guskey

By Nicole Dimich Vagle

Bestseller Create and sustain a learning environment where students thrive and stakeholders are accurately informed of student progress. Clarify the purpose of grades, craft a vision statement aligned with this purpose, and discover researchbased strategies to implement effective grading and reporting practices. 144 pages

Foreword by Douglas Reeves

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Collaborative Common Assessments Teamwork. Instruction. Results. By Cassandra Erkens Foreword by Richard DuFour

Reignite the passion and energy assessment practices bring as tools to guide teaching and learning. Strengthen instructional agility in professional learning communities with collaborative common assessments that collect vital information and consider all levels of the organization. Explore the practical steps teacher teams must take to establish clear, comprehensive assessment systems, and discover how to continually improve results. 192 pages

• Read case studies of schools that have effectively implemented collaborative common assessment systems. • Learn the phases in the collaborative common assessment process and the benefits of engaging in this process. • Evaluate criteria vital to prioritizing standards. • Consider crucial questions to guide data conversations. • Access tools for prioritizing standards and designing assessments. 61CCA–BKF605 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-00-9

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The Teacher as Assessment Leader

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Edited by Thomas R. Guskey

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By Cassandra Erkens, William M. Ferriter, Michelle Goodwin, Tammy Heflebower, Tom Hierck, Chris Jakicic, Sharon V. Kramer, Jeffry Overlie, Ainsley B. Rose, Nicole Dimich Vagle, and Adam Young

By Cassandra Erkens, William M. Ferriter, Tammy Heflebower, Tom Hierck, Charles Hinman, Susan B. Huff, Chris Jakicic, Dennis King, Ainsley B. Rose, Nicole Dimich Vagle, and Mark Weichel

Bestseller Meaningful examples, expert research, and real-life experiences illustrate the capacity and responsibility every educator has to ignite positive change. Packed with practical strategies for designing, analyzing, and using assessments, this book shows how to turn best practices into usable solutions. 280 pages

Filled with firsthand experiences from expert practitioners, this book delivers the motivation needed to ignite a shift toward formative assessment and overall school improvement. Topics include building teacher literacy, providing targeted professional development, acquiring appropriate technology, and more. 288 pages

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Grading

Elements of Grading

A Guide to Effective Practice Online Course

A Guide to Effective Practice

Presenters: Kristine Nielsen and Douglas Reeves

Bestseller The author provides educators with practical suggestions for making the grading process more fair, accurate, specific, and timely. In addition to examples and case studies, new content addresses how the Common Core State Standards and new technologies impact grading practices. 232 pages; 2nd edition

Ensure that your grading systems are accurate, fair, specific, and timely. Learn processes for evaluating your current grading system, discussing contentious grading issues with colleagues, and engaging all stakeholders in the feedback and grading process. CEUs 61CCA–KDS028 $286.00 USD

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The Assessment Toolkit Transform your assessment practice into a powerful tool that inspires student learning. Curated by leading assessment experts, the toolkit offers strategies and tips on how to involve students in the assessment process, integrate assessments into instruction, and help your team begin to build its own repertoire of assessments. 16 resources, including books, videos, and 1 registration to an online course 61CCA–KTF132 $1,099.00 USD This product is only available to ship from the US.

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With this resource, teachers will discover how to close the gaps between assessment, curriculum, and instruction by replacing outmoded assessment methods with proficiency-based assessments. Learn the essentials of proficiency-based assessment, and explore evidence-based strategies for successful implementation. 192 pages

In many classrooms, teachers assign homework out of habit. Learn to design quality homework instead. Prepare students and measure their comprehension by assigning purposeful work, setting clear expectations, and providing feedback as the unit of study unfolds. 136 pages 61CCA–BKF616 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-23-8

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By Kay Burke Learn how to integrate formative and summative assessments seamlessly into instruction. Research, rationale, strategies, and examples help teachers develop their own repertoire of assessments to monitor, grade, and gauge a student’s ability to meet standards and curriculum goals. 176 pages 61CCA–BKF272 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-52-9

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Construct a balanced set of assessment tools that improve instruction and gauge its success. Dr. Burke demonstrates how to repack the CCSS with a collaborative team, generate checklists and rubrics, share meaningful learning objectives with students, and craft performance tasks. CEUs 61CCA–KDS013 $286.00 USD 3 Semester Hours 61CCA–KDS014 $505.00 USD

Common Formative Assessment

Redefining Fair

A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM

How to Plan, Assess, and Grade for Excellence in Mixed-Ability Classrooms

By Kim Bailey and Chris Jakicic

By Damian Cooper

Foreword by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

Foreword by Michael Fullan

Bestseller The catalyst for real student improvement begins with a decision to implement common formative assessments. In this conversational guide, the authors offer tools, templates, and protocols to incorporate common formative assessments into the practices of a PLC to monitor and enhance student learning. 144 pages

Learn how to define proficiency accurately and differentiate to help all students achieve it. Using stories, strategies, case histories, and sample documents, the author explains how to implement equitable instruction, assessment, grading, and reporting practices for diverse 21st century learners. 200 pages 61CCA–BKF412 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-14-8

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Featuring Dylan Wiliam In this striking keynote, Dr. Wiliam encourages the building of teacher learning communities (TLCs). He provides practical techniques to embed formative assessment in regular classroom practice and illustrates how TLCs can be established and sustained within schools and districts to support teachers. 86-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources

Featuring Ken O’Connor Ken outlines eight fundamental grading guidelines that will move traditional grades to standards-based. He also details how to support your staff as they change their attitudes and approaches toward grading—particularly in middle and high schools. 99-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources 61CCA–DVF061 $195.00 USD | $244.00 CAD UPC 811796010582

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Embedded Formative Assessment By Dylan Wiliam Bestseller Emphasizing the instructional side of formative assessment, this book explores in depth the use of classroom questioning, learning intentions and success criteria, feedback, collaborative and cooperative learning, and self-regulated learning to engineer effective learning environments for students. 200 pages 61CCA–BKF418 $35.95 USD | $45.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-30-7

Ahead of the Curve The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning Edited by Douglas Reeves By Larry Ainsworth, Lisa Almeida, Anne Davies, Richard DuFour, Linda Gregg, Thomas R. Guskey, Robert J. Marzano, Ken O’Connor, Douglas Reeves, Rick Stiggins, Stephen White, and Dylan Wiliam

Bestseller Leaders in education contribute their perspectives on effective assessment design and implementation, sending out a call for redirecting assessment to improve student achievement and inform instruction. 280 pages; hardcover

Raising Questions and Finding Answers in Our Grading Practices Featuring Tim Brown A grade represents a lot more than just a student’s grasp of material. Tim submits that more time should be taken to reflect on and improve grading practices, and offers five high-power strategies to get the process started. 84-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources 61CCA–DVF038 $195.00 USD | $244.00 CAD UPC 811796010353

The School Leader’s Guide to Grading By Ken O’Connor Ensure your school’s grading procedures are supportive of learning, accurate, meaningful, and consistent. Discover how the “seven essential Ps” can improve your effectiveness in supporting assessment and communicating student achievement. Learn how to avoid inaccurate grades and what causes them. 112 pages; grades K–8 61CCA–BKF553 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-52-0

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Quality Assessment in High Schools Accounts From Teachers Edited by Anne Davies, Sandra Herbst, and Kathy Busick Discover how to increase the efficacy of your assessment practices and motivate students to take ownership of their learning. 200 pages 61CCA–BKF526 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-97-8

Self-Assessment and Goal Setting By Kathleen Gregory, Caren Cameron, and Anne Davies Foreword by Heidi Andrade

This book provides ways to motivate students to work harder while engaging in assessment for learning strategies that result in higher achievement. 80 pages; 2nd edition 61CCA–BKF514 $19.95 USD | $25.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-76-3

A Fresh Look at Grading and Reporting in High Schools

Conferencing and Reporting

By Sandra Herbst and Anne Davies

By Kathleen Gregory, Caren Cameron, and Anne Davies

Understand what must take place before, during, and after learning to communicate student progress to students, parents, and other stakeholders. 112 pages 61CCA–BKF528 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-80-8

Foreword by Rick Stiggins

Learn ways to involve students in the assessment process, including having them reflect, collect and share evidence, and ask for specific feedback. 80 pages; 2nd edition 61CCA–BKF512 $19.95 USD | $25.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-79-4

Making Classroom Assessment Work By Anne Davies Learn to use assessment for learning to guide instruction, provide feedback, collect evidence of learning, present evidence of success, and produce accurate standardsbased report cards. 136 pages; 3rd edition 61CCA–BKF520 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-88-6

By Kathleen Gregory, Caren Cameron, and Anne Davies Foreword by Sandra Herbst

Increase student engagement, learning, and achievement. This book shows teachers how to involve students in the process of classroom assessment. 80 pages; 2nd edition 61CCA–BKF510 $19.95 USD | $25.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-73-2

Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning

Transforming Schools and Systems Using Assessment

A Practical Guide

A Practical Guide

By Anne Davies, Sandra Herbst, and Beth Parrott Reynolds

By Anne Davies, Sandra Herbst, and Beth Parrott Reynolds

Foreword by Jay McTighe

Foreword by Paul LeMahieu

Designed to support school and system instruction leaders, this guide offers a practical approach to the challenges of meeting traditional evaluation standards while assessing learning. 184 pages; 2nd edition

Using stories and samples, the authors illustrate the assessment processes that enable leaders to successfully work toward school transformation and identify trouble before it happens. 176 pages; 2nd edition

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All of the speakers gave me so many ideas that I have returned to my classroom with a renewed excitement for teaching.” —Michelle Collins, teacher, West Middle School, Michigan

2-DAY WORKSHOPS March 9–10 March 21–22 April 11–12 April 25–26 October 24–25 December 5–6

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Collaborative Common Assessments Build a framework for high-quality assessments Presenter: Cassandra Erkens • Identify the process of designing and the practice of employing a robust and balanced assessment system at the classroom level.

• Focus on the keys to accurate design and effective use of collaborative common assessments.

On Your Mark Grading April 18–19 April 20–21 October 4–5 November 16–17

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Redefine effective grading and reporting Presenter: Tim Brown, Tom Hierck or Tom Schimmer • Acquire strategies to ensure grading is based on clear standards or competencies.

• Understand how to use student data notebooks successfully.

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Accelerate learning with innovative assessments Presenter: Nicole Dimich Vagle • Explore high-quality assessment and grading practices.

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Assessment Bring our experts to your school

Kim Bailey

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Lisa Almeida Cassandra Erkens Angela Freese Sandra Herbst Chris Jakicic

Damian Cooper

Dennis King Sandi Kitts Sharon V. Kramer Laura Lipton Virginia Mahlke

Anne Davies Thomas W. Many LeAnn Nickelsen Maria Nielsen Mark Onuscheck Karen Power

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Common Formative Assessment Development Learn how to write common formative assessments that provide quality data for making valuable decisions regarding instruction and student learning. • Understand how common formative assessments can be used to make a difference in student achievement. • Plan assessments that meet the expectations of rigorous student learning.

Designing Quality Assessments

Grading and Reporting Student Learning

Discover how to design assessments that reflect student learning in meaningful ways.

Align instruction and assessments with new standards for student learning, and enhance the effectiveness of current grading practices.

• Explore the characteristics of quality assessments and design tools to enhance assessment literacy.

• Uncover a variety of ways to report student progress to parents and the community that stress the importance of fairness and honesty in grading.

• Learn how to design or revise current assessments to more effectively guide instruction, involve students, and communicate learning.

• Identify new reporting structures that better communicate and involve parents in students’ learning, along with policies and practices that should be avoided.

Other popular services • Understanding and Designing Formative Assessment

• Implementing Meaningful Grading and Reporting

• Developing Performance Assessments

• Ensuring Effective Use of Feedback

• Using Data for Student Growth

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Develop assessment literacy across your school or district to ensure every student, regardless of background, is college and career ready. Renowned experts Cassandra Erkens, Tom Schimmer, and Nicole Dimich Vagle will give you the know-how to implement research- and evidence-based assessment practices from the classroom to the boardroom.

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Service 1 A Call to Action Generate awareness and provoke the need for change. Your team will clarify the role of quality assessments and develop a new vision for internal assessment practices.

Service 2 Developing Assessment Literacy Build a foundation of assessment literacy. Leaders will learn the practices and paradigm shifts necessary to create a learning-rich culture through productive assessment practices.

Service 3 Implementing and Affirming With Local Evidence Move from theory to action by designing internal professional development programs and systems. Leaders will learn the knowledge and skills they need to support and monitor building-level efforts.

Service 4 Embedded Practice, Systems Alignment, and Sustainability Empower local leaders to function as assessment leaders. Design and vet local assessments and assessment systems. Align all systems—assessment, teacher evaluation, and professional development—to create a unified approach to school improvement.

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Evidence of Effectiveness Moriarty Elementary School | Moriarty, NM

Demographics

Results

• 465 Students

• 53.1% Hispanic

• 100% Free and reduced lunch

• .004% Asian/Pacific Islander

• 8% Limited English proficient

• 1% Native American/

Through their work on assessments with Cassandra, teams were able to pinpoint areas of need specific to each student by each standard. Teachers have developed the knowledge and understanding to assess test quality and create assessments that are aligned with the Common Core Standards.

• 20% Special education Alaska Native • .017% African American

• 5% Multiracial

Students have also been given the opportunity to reflect on their achievement through data tracking and learning targets. Over the spring semester, learning increased drastically based on short cycle assessment results and classroom summative assessments. Teachers know exactly where students are regarding their proficiency on the standards now.

Implementation With the help of assessment expert Cassandra Erkens, teams began unpacking assessments to ensure they were asking meaningful questions of students. They identified essential standards in order to create quality assessments. Through the backward planning process, teams used the assessments they created as common summative assessments to determine proficiency based on the standards, not the curriculum. Teachers also began placing the students in charge of their learning, developing student-friendly rubrics with aligned learning targets. Finally, teachers began scoring assessments together in order to streamline common expectations and rubrics.

Focusing on assessments allows us to dive down and figure out what students really need and what we need to do to close the gaps. As a result, Moriarty has seen overall student proficiency in reading increase from 35% to 57% in one school year.”

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You want to . . . • Train staff to design assessments that align with state academic and Common Core standards. • Increase rigor and relevance in every classroom. • Gain the know-how to monitor and support state academic and Common Core standards. • Align resources with state academic and Common Core standards, filling any gaps.

Here’s how we can help We’ve partnered with the most respected experts to ensure you have the capacity and know-how to embed the standards throughout your practice. These expert practitioners have developed researchbased implementation strategies, targeted instruction, and best assessment practices to ensure successful mathematics and English language arts learning in every classroom.

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Common Core Texts, Tasks, & Talk Instruction to Meet the Common Core in Grades 9–12 By Brad Cawn Align teaching with next-generation standards. To fully address the Common Core State Standards, educators must pair standards-aligned instructional goals with high-quality texts or content. The author underscores the crucial role of selecting, preparing, and incorporating texts in curriculum design and the importance of close reading, rigorous task construction, purposeful classroom discussion, and focused collaboration in literacy instruction. 168 pages; grades 9–12 • Learn how to align teaching with next-generation standards. • Discover how to build an effective text staircase in order to support literacy engagement. • Ask questions that can direct brainstorming and development of text sets. • Consider examples of inquiry frames, and then match the frames to standards and implement them. • Find out what kinds of discussion structures encourage student independence and proficiency. • Understand what close reading means, and discover the four known close reading protocols. 61CCA–BKF645 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-83-2

Teaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards 20 Lesson Frameworks for Elementary Grades By Patricia M. Cunningham and James W. Cunningham Ensure students develop proficiency in reading, speaking and listening, writing, and language. Explore 20 lesson frameworks to help teach the Common Core State Standards for English language arts. Discover targeted lessons to help students master critical skills, including how to organize ideas from informational texts, identify similarities and differences, scrutinize words to gain deeper meaning of readings, and write with grade-appropriate language. 208 pages; grades K–5 • Pair the gradual release of responsibility model with several lesson frameworks that support the CCSS for English language arts. • Access a variety of tools and resources to help students master the CCSS for English language arts. • Support the CCSS for English language arts goals to improve students’ reading comprehension, writing skills, and desire to read and write. • Adopt or adjust the authors’ lesson frameworks to suit the needs of your classroom, grade level, and curriculum. 61CCA–BKF617 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-25-2

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Building a Common Core–Based Curriculum Mapping With Focus and Fidelity By Susan Udelhofen Discover your road map for creating a curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards. Explore various stages of curriculum development, from the preliminary work of building academic support to creating Common Core curriculum maps and tracking school improvement goals. Learn to effectively share information during the curriculum-building process, and engage in significant, collaborative conversations around the curriculum. 128 pages

• Develop a curriculum founded on the Common Core State Standards. • Learn the three essential structures for curriculum building: active administrative involvement, focused curriculum conversations, and effective assessments. • Foster a collaborative environment in which teachers can share their teaching and learning expectations. • Introduce an ongoing curriculum-mapping process that welcomes continuous conversation and revision. 61CCA–BKF549 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-68-6

Shifting to Common Core Literacy Reconceptualizing How We Teach & Lead By Cheryl Zintgraff Tibbals and Victoria L. Bernhardt Develop new philosophical and pedagogical approaches to 21st century learning. Perfect for school and district administrators, professional development providers, and CCSS coaches, this book offers an evidence-based road map to successful Common Core implementation. 216 pages 61CCA–BKF619 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-29-0

Cultural Literacy for the Common Core Six Steps to Powerful, Practical Instruction for All Learners By Bonnie M. Davis Foreword by Mary Kim Schreck Discover a six-step framework for becoming culturally literate that complements the Common Core and encourages students to be at the center of learning. Explore how to develop teacherstudent relationships and give voice to the increasingly diverse student body found in today’s classrooms. 224 pages 61CCA–BKF592 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-40-2

Bringing the Common Core to Life in K–8 Classrooms

20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core

30 Strategies to Build Literacy Skills

Increasing Rigor in Middle & High School Classrooms

By Eric Jensen and LeAnn Nickelsen Discover strategies to promote student mastery of the Common Core State Standards for English language arts across the curriculum. Develop the know-how to activate students’ background knowledge to prepare them for learning and effectively structure teaching to empower all students. 240 pages 61CCA–BKF442 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-64-8

By Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins and Allyson J. Burnett With the advent of the Common Core State Standards, some secondary teachers are scrambling for what to do and how to do it. This book provides 20 researchbased strategies designed to help students meet those standards and become expert readers. 328 pages; grades 6–12 61CCA–BKF588 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-28-0

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Common Core Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work series TM

Edited by Timothy D. Kanold By Thomasenia Lott Adams, Harold Asturias, Diane J. Briars, John A. Carter, Juli K. Dixon, Francis (Skip) Fennell, David Foster, Mardi A. Gale, Timothy D. Kanold, Beth McCord Kobett, Matthew R. Larson, Mona Toncheff, Jonathan A. Wray, and Gwendolyn Zimmermann

These teacher guides illustrate how to sustain • Discover the five essential paradigm successful implementation of the Common shifts necessary to implement the CCSS Core State Standards for mathematics. for mathematics. Discover what students should learn • Receive guidance on forming and and how they should learn it. Tools and sustaining collaborative teams in a strategies will help you develop and assess Professional Learning Community at student demonstrations of deep conceptual Work™ culture. understanding and procedural fluency. Joint Publications With the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Leader’s Guide; 176 pages

Grades K–2; 216 pages

Grades 3–5; 224 pages

Grades 6–8; 248 pages

High School; 224 pages

61CCA–BKF559 $29.95 USD $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-47-8

61CCA–BKF566 $34.95 USD $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-97-3

61CCA–BKF568 $34.95 USD $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-00-6

61CCA–BKF574 $34.95 USD $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-10-5

61CCA–BKF561 $34.95 USD $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-50-8

Beyond the Common Core series Handbooks for Mathematics in a PLC at WorkTM Edited by Timothy D. Kanold By Thomasenia Lott Adams, Diane J. Briars, Juli K. Dixon, Jessica Kanold-McIntyre, Timothy D. Kanold, Matthew R. Larson, Edward C. Nolan, and Mona Toncheff

Designed to go well beyond the content of your state’s standards, this series offers K–12 mathematics instructors and other educators in PLCs an action-oriented guide for focusing curriculum and assessments to positively impact student achievement. Joint Publications With the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

• Identify and cultivate the elements of mathematics instruction and assessment that yield the greatest impact on student learning. • Increase student learning through 10 steps known as high-leverage team actions for mathematics instruction and assessment.

Leader’s Guide; 176 pages

Grades K–5; 216 pages

Grades 6–8; 248 pages

High School; 224 pages

61CCA–BKF634 $34.95 USD $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-62-7

61CCA–BKF626 $34.95 USD $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-46-7

61CCA–BKF627 $34.95 USD $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-48-1

61CCA–BKF628 $34.95 USD $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-50-4

Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at Work series TM

By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Cynthia L. Uline These teacher guides illustrate how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English language arts in K–12 instruction, curriculum, assessment, and intervention practices within the powerful Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM process.

• Master the CCSS for English language arts, and develop common understandings to strengthen instructional practice. • Learn the five fundamental shifts in literacy instruction necessary to enhance students’ language development.

Joint Publications With the International Reading Association

Leader’s Guide; 144 pages 61CCA–BKF578 $29.95 USD $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-13-6

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Grades K–2; 184 pages

Grades 3–5; 184 pages

Grades 6–8; 184 pages Grades 9–12; 184 pages

61CCA–BKF580 $34.95 USD 61CCA–BKF582 $34.95 USD 61CCA–BKF584 $34.95 USD 61CCA–BKF586 $34.95 USD $44.00 CAD $44.00 CAD $44.00 CAD $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-16-7 ISBN 978-1-936764-19-8 ISBN 978-1-936764-22-8 ISBN 978-1-936764-25-9

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Unstoppable Learning: Seven Essential Elements to Unleash Student Potential Webinar Presented by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Dr. Fisher and Dr. Frey, creators of Unstoppable Learning, along with John Nelson, assistant superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District, will share the steps Chula Vista took to significantly impact student achievement. Learn how you can replicate their powerful results in your school.

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Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at Work series TM

Online Courses Presenters: Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Through this series of self-paced online courses, you’ll discover how to successfully integrate the CCSS for English language arts. Each course, tailored to specific grade levels, explores how to implement the CCSS within the powerful PLC at WorkTM process.

Grades K–2

• Discover high-quality formative and summative assessment strategies for speaking and listening, questioning, writing, designing projects and presentations, and giving feedback. • Leverage PLC practices to support Common Core implementation.

Grades 6–8

CEUs 61CCA–OTK008 $286.00 USD

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Short course 61CCA–OTK015 $173.00 USD

Short course 61CCA–OTK013 $173.00 USD

Grades 3–5

Douglas Fisher

Nancy Frey

Diane J. Briars

Timothy D. Kanold

Grades 9–12

CEUs 61CCA–OTK005 $286.00 USD

CEUs 61CCA–OTK007 $286.00 USD

Short course 61CCA–OTK012 $173.00 USD

Short course 61CCA–OTK017 $173.00 USD

Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, Grades 3–8 Online Course Presenters: Diane J. Briars and Timothy D. Kanold Dr. Kanold and Dr. Briars explain both the whys and the how-tos for implementing the CCSS for mathematics in this timely and practical course. You’ll gain strategies for teaching for understanding, tools for planning lessons and evaluating assessments, and classroom-ready tasks that put theory into practice. You’ll also visit classrooms where educators are piloting the CCSS to see their results.

• Support the eight mathematical practices. • Maintain high cognitive demand. • Include assessing and advancing questions for formative assessment. • Meet the needs of all learners. CEUs 61CCA–KDS034 $286.00 USD 3 Semester Hours 61CCA–KDS035 $505.00 USD

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How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core Seven Key Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards By James A. Bellanca, Robin J. Fogarty, and Brian M. Pete Bestseller Packed with examples and tools, this practical guide prepares teachers across all grade levels and content areas to teach the most critical cognitive skills from the Common Core State Standards. Discover a doable three-phase model of explicit teaching, guided practice in content-based lessons, and authentic application in standardsbased performance tasks that will strengthen students’ ability to learn across the curriculum. 240 pages

• Explore phase I, Talk-Through, during which teachers explicitly teach students a critical thinking skill. • Utilize the content-based lessons included in phase II, Walk-Through, when specific guidance will ensure proper application of the skill. • Learn how to make a direct connection between the selected thinking skill and the new standards with the CCSS performance tasks modeled in phase III. 61CCA–BKF576 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-07-5

Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

School Leader’s Guide to the Common Core

Strategies Aligned With Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

Achieving Results Through Rigor and Relevance

By Maria C. Grant, Douglas Fisher, and Diane Lapp

By James A. Bellanca, Robin J. Fogarty, Brian M. Pete, and Rebecca L. Stinson

Using these instructional methods and lesson scenarios, teachers of all disciplines will gain the tools needed to offer students a richer, lasting understanding of science, its concepts, and its place in their lives and the global community. 232 pages

Implement the Common Core State Standards with downloadable reproducibles, lists of resources to support the topics affected, discussion questions, and relevant information to share with your colleagues. Explore the background of the standards and the changes necessary to meet them. 176 pages

61CCA–BKF555 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-38-6

61CCA–BKF597 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-45-7

Collaborating for Success With the Common Core A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Kim Bailey, Chris Jakicic, and Jeanne Spiller Leverage teamwork to integrate the CCSS into your curriculum, and build on a foundational knowledge of PLCs. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the shifts required to implement the standards in core content areas and find tips and strategies for strong collaborative practices. 232 pages 61CCA–BKF556 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-72-3

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Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms By Margarita Espino Calderón, Maria N. Trejo, and Hector Montenegro With Argelia Carreón, Timothy D’Emilio, Joanne Marino, and Joy Kreeft Peyton

Motivate English learners to boost proficiency with confidence. Working within the framework of the Common Core and other state standards, this book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across subject areas to ensure all students thrive. 168 pages; grades 9–12 61CCA–BKF615 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-21-4

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Kim Bailey

James W. Cunningham

Victoria L. Bernhardt Austin Buffum Allyson J. Burnett Brad Cawn Eileen Depka Douglas Fisher

Bonnie M. Davis

Robin J. Fogarty Angela Freese Nancy Frey Heather Friziellie Gayle Gregory Aaron Hansen

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Tom Hierck Martha Kaufeldt Sharon V. Kramer Diane Lapp Alexander McNeece LeAnn Nickelsen

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Maria Nielsen Geri Parscale Brian M. Pete Beth Parrott Reynolds Laurie Robinson-Sammons Julie A. Schmidt

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Mary Kim Schreck Sarah Schuhl W. Richard Smith Jeanne Spiller Rebecca L. Stinson Cheryl Zintgraff Tibbals

Eric Twadell Susan Udelhofen Nicole Dimich Vagle

Aligning Assessments With the Standards Gain research-based strategies, participate in targeted activities, and receive personalized recommendations for building effective assessments.

• Understand and build the components of quality performance tasks to meet standards. • Share learning tools with other participants to gain numerous strategies and ideas for implementing the standards.

Demanding Rigor Without Discouraging Students Create an environment of high expectations and then build a system of support to ensure all students succeed.

professional DEVELOPMENT Services

• Acquire questioning strategies that continually scaffold deeper and more complex thinking. • Discover how to develop authentic opportunities that engage students in increasingly rigorous demonstrations of their learning.

Working With Standards in a Professional Learning Community Understand how to use the power of collaboration to meet the rigorous expectations of the standards to maximize student learning.

• Work with your collaborative team to select essential standards. • Explore ways to write common formative assessments, and use the data to respond to student needs.

Other popular services • Designing Effective Performance Assessments

• Implementing Anchor Standards at the Secondary Level

• Teaching to More Rigorous Standards

• Aligning Instruction With ELA or Mathematics Standards

• Supporting Staff Through the Instructional Shifts • Preparing for PARCC or SBAC

• Connections Between CCSS-ELA and NGSS

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Drive academic success Are your teachers writing assessments at the same level of rigor as the Common Core? Partner with leading experts to receive in-depth training on the standards and discover research-based techniques for designing powerful assessments. Gain hands-on strategies for classroom, leadership, and curriculum practices that can be implemented immediately.

Common Core Coaching Academy

Session 1 Next-Generation Readiness • Brainstorm the shifts required in critical areas for full integration. • Assess needs by indicating past steps and future directions. • Explore necessary curriculum and assessment changes. • Teams determine how to use the unpacking process to create studentfriendly learning targets. • Leadership teams explore the complexities and demands of the CCSS. • A crosswalk document is used to show connections between previous standards and current CCSS.

Session 2 Last Things First

Session 3 Closing the Gap

• Determine what the teachers will need to know and be able to do to create assessments aligned with the CCSS.

• Identify shifts in teaching practices needed to create student engagement.

• Leadership teams share their nextgeneration readiness vision statements.

• Develop a shared understanding of and what evidence to look for and collect related to student engagement.

• Learn what to consider when designing assessments that include relevance and rigor.

• Determine the necessary shifts in mathematics and cross-content instruction.

• Collaboratively score site-created assessments and use student work to determine evidence of learning.

• Leadership teams use their vision statement to determine building direction for next-generation common assessments.

• Develop a plan for creating and using common formative and summative assessments. • Learn how to create proficiency scales and rubrics to determine student achievement. • Use the Quality Indicators for Assessments to rate team, school, or district assessments.

• Explore how to meet the needs of all students through quality core instruction as they learn grade-level CCSS. • Leadership teams discuss how full integration of the CCSS fits in the current school initiatives and system alignment.

• Build a common assessment protocol, and discuss how it can be used to create an assessment plan. • Give feedback to other teams regarding their common assessments using the protocol.

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You want to . . . • Establish collaborative teams of educators who work together on critical student issues. • Improve instructional effectiveness and increase student achievement. • Transform school culture and structures to support student learning. • Break down academic data into transparent information that can be used by students, parents, and educators.

Here’s how we can help Achieve your school improvement goals with the help of renowned authors and experts. Through our user-friendly resources and results-driven professional development, you will learn how to develop a comprehensive action plan based on your school’s unique strengths and challenges. Receive ongoing support through expert coaching and mentoring, and discover practical tools and strategies to drive high levels of learning for all students.

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School Improvement Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change By Anthony Muhammad Ensure learning equality in every classroom. Investigate previous and current policies designed to help close the achievement gap. Examine predominant mindsets that contradict school missions to promote equal academic opportunities, and consider the psychological impact this has on students. Explore strategies for adopting a new mindset that frees educators and students from negative academic performance expectations. 168 pages

• Delve into the factors that impact achievement inequality. • Consider the importance of mindsets and frameworks related to the achievement gap. • Discover real-world case studies from three schools that have achieved great results from embracing principles of the liberation mindset. • Examine the indicators that can help you assess whether your school has fostered the values of responsibility, advocacy, and equality. 61CCA–BKF618 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-27-6

Transforming School Culture How to Overcome Staff Division By Anthony Muhammad Foreword by Richard DuFour

Bestseller Busy administrators will appreciate this quick read packed with immediate, accessible strategies. This book provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive environment that supports the changes necessary to improve learning for all students. The author explores many aspects of human behavior, social conditions, and history to reveal best practices for building healthy school cultures. 144 pages

• Learn how leaders can overcome staff division to improve relationships and transform toxic cultures into healthy ones. • Examine educators’ motivations for hanging on to paradigms that are contrary to those articulated by their school or district. • Understand the underlying tensions that impact school culture among four different groups of educators: Believers, Fundamentalists, Tweeners, and Survivors. 61CCA–BKF281 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-45-1

The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach

Transforming School Culture

Transforming Schools at Every Level

Online Course

By Anthony Muhammad and Sharroky Hollie

Presenter: Anthony Muhammad Explore the root causes of staff resistance to change, and learn immediate, accessible strategies that improve school culture. Dr. Muhammad provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive learning environment.

Bestseller The authors acknowledge both the structural and sociological issues that contribute to low-performing schools and offer multiple tools and strategies to assess and improve classroom management, increase literacy, establish academic vocabulary, and contribute to a healthier school culture. 176 pages 61CCA–BKF443 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-54-4

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Anthony Muhammad

3 Semester Hours 61CCA–KDS002 $505.00 USD

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The Handbook for SMART School Teams Revitalizing Best Practices for Collaboration By Anne E. Conzemius and Jan O’Neill Foreword by Stephanie Hirsh

Bestseller Prepare your students for the future while juggling the expectations of multiple stakeholders! A fresh take on the classic first edition, this guide defines and advocates SMART goals—goals that are Strategic and specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results oriented, and Time bound. 352 pages; 2nd edition

More Than a SMART Goal Staying Focused on Student Learning By Anne E. Conzemius and Terry Morganti-Fisher Successful school improvement efforts not only set SMART goals, but also align them with the school improvement process, curriculum, instruction, assessment practices, mandates, and professional development. Understand how to properly use the SMART goal process to effect change. 160 pages 61CCA–BKF482 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-24-4

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The Power of SMART Goals

Got Data? Now What?

Using Goals to Improve Student Learning

Creating and Leading Cultures of Inquiry

By Jan O’Neill and Anne E. Conzemius

By Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman

With Carol Commodore and Carol Pulsfus

Complete with survey questions for efficient data collection, group work structures, strategies, and tools—along with essential definitions and descriptions of data types—this compelling guide will help you confront data obstacles and turn struggling committees into powerful communities of learners. 144 pages

Bestseller This easy-to-read guide will help your staff set effective goals that lead to real results. Four success stories illustrate how to transform challenges into opportunities for learning using an approach that is Strategic and specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results based, and Time bound. That’s SMART! 232 pages 61CCA–BKF207 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-932127-87-4

61CCA–BKF530 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-03-4

Data-Based Decision Making

Data Dynamics

By Edie L. Holcomb

Aligning Teacher Team, School, & District Efforts

You’re ready to start collecting school data, but what data? How will you find it, and how will you use it once you have it? An informative resource for elementary school principals, this book takes an in-depth look at best data collection practice for schoolwide improvement. 120 pages; grades K–5; 3rd edition 61CCA–BKF469 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-02-2

A Joint Publication With the National Association of Elementary School Principals

By Edie L. Holcomb Examine the ways your school can better use student achievement data, nonacademic student data, staff data, and parent/community data to identify areas for improvement. Designed to help administrators and leaders, this book also details how teachers can use good data to monitor and motivate students. 224 pages 61CCA–BKF424 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-23-0

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Building a Culture of Hope Enriching Schools With Optimism and Opportunity By Robert D. Barr and Emily L. Gibson Research demonstrates that children of poverty need more than just academic instruction to succeed. Discover a blueprint for turning low-performing schools into Cultures of Hope! The authors draw from their own experiences working with high-poverty, high-achieving schools to illustrate how to support students with an approach that considers social as well as emotional factors in education. 288 pages

• Understand the relevance of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to K–12 education. • Discover tested strategies behind the success of high-poverty, high-achieving schools. • Access surveys that gauge the temperature of your school’s culture. • Integrate the world of jobs and professional careers into academic curriculum. • Support students with tools to envision and plan for the future. 61CCA–BKF503 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-62-4

Turning Your School Around A Self-Guided Audit for School Improvement By Robert D. Barr and Debra L. Yates Learn a step-by-step protocol for the self-guided audit that focuses on the most crucial areas of school improvement identified in The Kids Left Behind, the nationally recognized work by Robert D. Barr and William H. Parrett. The authors give readers a realistic view of the work involved in a top-to-bottom audit, while providing supporting evidence of its effectiveness. 224 pages

• Gain tools that improve achievement in schools of danger of failing as well as moderately successful schools. • Review concrete findings of the Education Trust and other current research. • Get a detailed, systematic, step-by-step explanation of the audit process, along with practice exercises. • Facilitate consensus-building, dialogue, trust, collaboration, and student achievement. 61CCA–BKF295 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-72-7

Delivering on the Promise The Education Revolution By Richard A. DeLorenzo, Wendy J. Battino, Rick M. Schreiber, and Barbara B. Gaddy Carrio This book shares the compelling story of how a team of visionary educators turned the traditional education system inside out and created a dramatically different approach to schooling that would serve every child. The result is the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC) Approach to Schooling, a new paradigm in education that can be replicated anywhere, by anyone, for any student, under any set of circumstances. 224 pages

• Examine the RISC Approach to Schooling through the inspirational story of the Chugach School District. • Discover why the award-winning approach has proven to be successful. • Learn how the approach can be effective in a variety of school environments—rural and urban, large and small. 61CCA–BKF268 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-42-0

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Empower your students to meet or exceed state, national, and international expectations for student achievement. Designed by renowned experts and led by Sharon V. Kramer, these services are evidence-based, K–12 collaborative professional development processes. Harness the power of your district to improve school culture; build effective leadership; implement studentcentered learning and assessment practices; and sustain continuous improvement. With the support of a school improvement coach, you’ll implement customized strategies to improve student performance and increase instructional effectiveness.

Embedded Coaching

A Solution Tree expert will administer a needs assessment for each school and use the data to develop a customized School Improvement Action Plan.

Professional Development Content and Thought Leaders Based on each school’s identified needs, our experts will provide targeted professional development on literacy, school culture, assessment, RTI, English learners, homework and grading, or mathematics.

An expert coach will mentor and support administrators and teachers by facilitating the needs assessment and leading the implementation of the School Improvement Action Plan.

Interactive Web Conferencing Teachers and leaders will receive personalized support between on-site visits, when they can share data, solve current issues, and determine next steps.

Global PD Teams can use this innovative online tool to determine essential standards, build common assessments, identify students in need of intervention or enrichment, and more.

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Presented by Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, and Sharon V. Kramer See how U.S. Grant High School in Oklahoma City changed from the “dropout factory” and “ground zero of education reform in Oklahoma” to an engine of hope for the students it serves. Learn the key attributes of Grant’s success that can be replicated in schools anywhere.

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Evidence of Effectiveness

Every time Dr. Kramer came out, we spent two intensive days digging into our data, our systems, how kids were placed in classes, how we handled remediation—everything. Every time we discovered new opportunities for improvement. We became more strategic when it came to how our practices would impact academic achievement. I know these strategic moves made a positive impact on our test results.”

John Marshall Mid High School | Oklahoma City, OK • 707 Students • 75.5% Free and reduced lunch • 6.6% Limited English proficient • 23% Special education* • 71% African American • 11% Hispanic • 1.8% Asian/Pacific Islander • 6.5% Other *Percentage is based on 162 students currently enrolled in the special education program.

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Results

—Principal Aspasia Carlson

The percentage of students passing all core subjects is showing an upward trend. State test scores in the spring of 2015 rose 25%—from 42% to 67%. In addition, students at John Marshall earned the top scores in biology in the district. Only one school, an application school, scored higher.

Today, teachers are invested in the success of every student at John Marshall. Students are invested in their own learning too, using individual trackers to check their progress. This attention to the success of each child has impacted the overall performance of students at John Marshall.

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You want to . . . • Develop instructional practices that engage, empower, and motivate all students. • Connect data analysis to instructional practices. • Effectively teach special education students, English learners, and high-achieving individuals. • Examine current practices, and identify areas for improvement.

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Instruction Transformative Teaching Changing Today’s Classrooms Culturally, Academically, & Emotionally By Kathleen Kryza, MaryAnn Brittingham, and Alicia Duncan Support and engage the many different kinds of learners in schools. This book examines the most effective strategies for leading diverse students in developing the skills they need inside and outside the classroom. By understanding and exploring students’ emotional, cultural, and academic needs, educators will be better prepared to teach all students and help them become lifelong learners. 248 pages • Understand the journey of the teacher hero and the corresponding actions and mission. • Recognize key traits of the nine most common types of unique learners. • Gain six effective learning foundations to reach all learners. • Identify emotional triggers, and explore ways to respond to problems with skills instead of emotions. • Discover how the chunk, chew, check framework can simplify lesson design that engages all learners. • Use resources and tools, including surveys and prompts, that can help readers effectively strategize on their heroes’ journeys. 61CCA–BKF623 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-38-2

Real-World Learning Framework for Secondary Schools Digital Tools and Practical Strategies for Successful Implementation By Marge Maxwell, Rebecca Stobaugh, and Janet Lynne Tassell Foster authentic learning in classrooms. Students desire to find meaning in what they learn and to exert creativity in their schoolwork. Using the Create framework, educators can help students find greater fulfillment in learning, while also meeting the guidelines of curriculum standards. Explore the framework’s main components, and understand how to use the framework for classroom, school, and district pursuits. 232 pages • Learn each of the components of the research-based Create framework for lesson planning and how each component connects to student content standards. • Discover the five levels of real-world learning. • Answer questions to set up the Create framework for real-world learning. • Consult examples of Create framework learning projects. • Explore online tools and resources to promote online projects that engage students. 61CCA–BKF656 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-44-3

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Instructional Methods for Differentiation & Deeper Learning By James H. Stronge and Xianxuan Xu Expertly motivate and engage all students. Taking a practical approach to differentiated instruction, the authors outline research-based strategies and illustrate how teachers, coaches, and administrators can use them to enhance their everyday practices. Explore ways to implement differentiated learning for students needing personalized remedial instruction and high-ability students, as well as tactics for executing instruction in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. 144 pages

• Review specific instructional methods that foster growth and development for teachers and students. • Explore the history of research-based methods for effective instruction and learning. • Learn the types of questions teachers should ask about differentiation and deeper learning. 61CCA–BKF700 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-53-3

Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching By James H. Stronge and Xianxuan Xu Discover the keys to improving student learning and success. Taking a practical approach to instructional delivery, the authors outline research-based strategies and illustrate how teachers, coaches, and administrators can use them to enhance their everyday practices. Organized around 10 methods of instruction, this user-friendly guide will help you dig deep into classroom discussion, concept mapping, inquiry-based learning, and more. 120 pages

• Consider research that establishes why the methods presented are the most effective. • Discover how to move from research to practice in delivering effective teaching. • Access ready-to-use handouts to help implement the methods immediately. • Compare and contrast methods to see how best to incorporate them into the classroom. 61CCA–BKF641 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-75-7

Instructional Planning for Effective Teaching By James H. Stronge and Xianxuan Xu Cultivate meaningful learning schoolwide. Taking a practical approach to instructional planning, the authors outline research-based planning tools and illustrate how teachers, leaders, and administrators can use these tools in everyday practice. Discover powerful strategies and guidelines for developing quality lessons, setting learning objectives, planning differentiated instruction, and designing technology-integrated learning to effectively teach and challenge every student. 160 pages

• Explore specific planning methods to foster growth and development in teachers and students. • Consider research that establishes the effectiveness of instructional planning strategies and methods. • Discover how to move from research to practice in delivering effective planning and instruction. • Access ready-to-use handouts to immediately implement proven planning methods and strategies. 61CCA–BKF642 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-77-1

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Instruction The Five Dimensions of Engaged Teaching

You’ve Got to Reach Them to Teach Them

A Practical Guide for Educators

Hard Facts About the Soft Skills of Student Engagement

By Laura Weaver and Mark Wilding

By Mary Kim Schreck

Foreword by Ari Gerzon-Kessler

Navigate the hot topic of student engagement with a true expert. Become empowered to demand an authentic joy for learning in your classroom. Real-life notes from the field, detailed discussions, practical strategies, and space for reflection complete this essential guide to student engagement. 232 pages

Engaged teaching recognizes that educators need to offer more than lesson plans and assessments for students to thrive in the 21st century. Equip your students to be resilient individuals, able to communicate effectively and work with diverse people. 224 pages 61CCA–BKF601 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-48-8

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Differentiation and the Brain

Differentiation and the Brain

How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom

Online Course Presenters: David A. Sousa and Carol Ann Tomlinson

By David A. Sousa and Carol Ann Tomlinson Bestseller Examine the basic principles of differentiation in light of educational neuroscience research that will help you make the most effective curricular, instructional, and assessment choices. Learn how to implement differentiation so that it achieves the desired result of shared responsibility between teacher and student. 216 pages

David A. Carol Ann Sousa Tomlinson

Discover the major components of a brain-friendly quality curriculum; explore effective practices for assessing student achievement to inform instruction; learn how to respond to student readiness, interests, and learning profiles; and investigate effective management techniques for the differentiated classroom. CEUs 61CCA–KDS024 $286.00 USD

61CCA–BKF353 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-59-7

Think Big, Start Small

Motivating Students

How to Differentiate Instruction in a Brain-Friendly Classroom

25 Strategies to Light the Fire of Engagement

By Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt

By Carolyn Chapman and Nicole Dimich Vagle

You don’t have to be a neuroscientist to understand how your students absorb knowledge. This easy-to-understand guide pares down the vast field of neuroscience and provides simple brain-compatible strategies that will make a measurable difference in your differentiated classrooms. 168 pages 61CCA–BKF471 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-06-0

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Learn why students disengage and how to motivate them to achieve success with a five-step framework. Research-based strategies and fun activities, along with tips and troubleshooting advice, show how to instill a lasting love of learning in students of any age. 240 pages 61CCA–BKF371 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-78-8

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Teaching for Diversity

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Motivating Students Who Don’t Care

A Guide to Greater Understanding

Successful Techniques for Educators

By Ricardo L. García

By Allen N. Mendler

Explore the demographic shifts in American life and schools throughout the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and examine the impact of these shifts on education. This book provides a powerful theoretical framework for thinking about and fostering acceptance of diversity and difference. 216 pages; 3rd edition

Bestseller Spark enthusiasm in your classroom. Proven strategies and five effective processes (emphasizing effort, creating hope, respecting power, building relationships, and expressing enthusiasm) empower you to reawaken motivation in students who aren’t prepared, don’t care, and won’t work. 80 pages

61CCA–BKF400 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-01-8

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• Understand how developing brains learn best, and discover how to create safe, inclusive, optimal brain-friendly environments to maximize learning and engagement.

• Build a repertoire of powerful, researchbased, high-impact instructional strategies that can be implemented daily in any class, as well ideas for more complex, projectbased tasks.

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• Analyze tools to manage a highly differentiated classroom in order to maximize student participation and develop student self-regulation skills.

• Understand how daily differentiation and instructional variety can enhance engagement and learning when aligned with students’ learning needs, preferences, interests, and prior knowledge.

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MaryAnn Brittingham Alicia Duncan Kathleen Kryza

Maria C. Grant Diane Lapp Marge Maxwell Mary Kim Schreck

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Unstoppable Learning Seven Essential Elements to Unleash Student Potential By Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Discover proven methods to enhance teaching and learning schoolwide. Identify questions educators should ask to guarantee a positive classroom culture where students learn from each other, not just teachers. Explore ways to adapt learning in response to students’ individual needs, and gain strategies and tools to create clear learning targets, prepare effective lessons, and successfully assess instruction. 208 pages • Learn to effectively distinguish patterns and consider shortand long-term consequences in the classroom. • Use the seven elements of the Unstoppable Learning model to better understand the big picture of education and the intricate relationships that impact classrooms. • Prompt discussion and reflection using the driving questions and chapter takeaways. • Gather helpful sample surveys, unit plans, analysis forms, rubrics, templates, and pull-out questions to develop quality learning environments. 61CCA–BKF662 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-73-5

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Unstoppable Learning Set the stage for powerful learning • Understand the components of the Unstoppable Learning model and how they interact. • Analyze videos featuring clips of exemplary instruction.

October 3–4

Orlando, FL

• Design a plan for assessing the needs of your school or district.

November 16–17 San Diego, CA

• Develop an action plan to utilize Unstoppable Learning principles schoolwide or districtwide.

Presenter: Nancy Frey

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Discover the power of Unstoppable Learning Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey—creators of Unstoppable Learning—are among the most sought-after experts in education today. Consisting of seven elements—planning, launching, consolidating, assessing, adapting, managing, and leading—Unstoppable Learning is a comprehensive approach to achieving effective classroom instruction. Partner with us to develop a plan to ensure every teacher and administrator in your school or district understands the big picture of education and the intricate relationships that affect teaching and learning.

Douglas Fisher

Nancy Frey

Progressive series Service 1 Leadership Focused on Identifying Needs

Service 4 Individual Site Development

Implement change throughout the district by engaging district leaders in a learning experience based on the seven critical components for student success, and identify areas of strength and need at both the district and site levels.

Engage in job-embedded real-time coaching, including productive classroom observation and trend analysis, feedback, and professional development tailored to the needs of each school.

Service 2 Building Capacity and Knowledge Development for Teacher Leaders Bring together leadership teams from different schools to focus on the key aspects of a districtwide approach to support student learning.

Service 3 Differentiated Professional Learning for Teachers Provide teachers with an overview of how to leverage meaningful school change, and dive deeply into identified areas of growth as defined in Service 1.

Service 5 Focus Schools for Going to Scale Identify schools for targeted, long-term support, linking coaching and professional development to increase student learning and achievement.

Customized workshops, interactive web conferencing, and other services are available.

Additional services English Language Arts Site-Specific Coaching

English Learners Site-Specific Coaching

Identify schools for targeted, long-term support with a specific focus on strengthening ELA instruction.

Identify schools for targeted, long-term support with a specific focus on honing practices to effectively serve ELs.

Hand-selected and trained by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, our experts are renowned leaders with proven success in managing complex learning environments and implementing instructional best practices that improve student achievement. For a complete list of experts, go to solution-tree.com

Other topics • Academic vocabulary • Classroom management • Close reading • Collaborative conversations • Common Core English language arts • Designing, delivering, and assessing effective PD • Differentiated instruction

• Gradual Release of Responsibility and high-leverage quality instruction • Instructions and interventions for ELs • Productive group work • Restorative practices • Teaching with complex texts • Writing

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Evidence of Effectiveness Chula Vista Elementary School District | Chula Vista, CA

Demographics • 29,642 Students

The largest K–6 district in the state of California, Chula Vista is comprised of 45 schools, including 5 charter schools. Thirty of the 40 noncharter schools receive Title I funding. The district spans suburban and urban areas from downtown San Diego to the border with Tijuana, Mexico, and serves many transborder families.

• 1,200 Teachers • 56% Free and reduced lunch • 36% Limited English proficient • 11% Special education • 6% African American • 68% Hispanic • 2% Native American/Alaska Native

Implementation

Results

Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey worked for three years with sitebased instructional leadership teams comprised of the principal and one teacher per grade. Eventually, the professional development extended to all teachers districtwide.

“The results—both qualitative and quantitative—have been amazing,” says Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services John M. Nelson. Teachers across the system are able to engage in conversations not only about what to teach and assess, but also about how to effectively use instructional practices to ensure quality teaching. The data continued to improve. Student progress as measured by the California Standards Test in both ELA and mathematics doubled from 2002 to 2013, the year the testing ended. During this same period, the Academic Performance Index (API), California’s growth model target, increased over 150 points.

Participants discovered how to launch student learning by establishing clear learning targets, making learning relevant, anticipating student errors and misconceptions, and incorporating numerous strategies to invite students into learning. They also learned how to consolidate student learning—how to deliver instruction so that students would know how and when to use the information gained.

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How we can help Marzano Research combines Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s 40 years of educational research with continuous action research to provide powerful support to educators. With research-based books and videos covering a variety of critical topics, you’ll discover effective and accessible instructional strategies, leadership strategies, and classroom assessment strategies that are always at the forefront of best practice.

Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools The Next Step in PLCs By Robert J. Marzano, Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, Phil Warrick, and Gavin Grift With Laurel Hecker and Janelle Wills

Discover a practical, comprehensive model of effective professional learning communities. In this user-friendly guide, educators explore researchbased steps and strategies designed to increase the effectiveness of collaborative teams and enhance PLCs. Examine how the PLC process can transform critical components of education—including curriculum, assessment, instruction, and teacher development—and use reproducible agendas, scales, and checklists to improve schoolwide practices.

A Handbook for High Reliability Schools

• Gain a model of effective instruction and strategies for direct instruction. • Explore resources for collaborative teams to use as they have honest and challenging discussions, set and monitor norms, and focus on the right work. • Chart progress and transformation with selfevaluation surveys. 61CCA–BKL034 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-943360-03-1

Vocabulary for the Common Core

The Next Step in School Reform

By Robert J. Marzano and Julia A. Simms

By Robert J. Marzano, Phil Warrick, and Julia A. Simms

Bestseller The Common Core State Standards present unique demands on students’ ability to learn vocabulary and teachers’ ability to teach it. The authors address these challenges in this resource, helping you create a successful vocabulary program. 280 pages

With David Livingston, Pam Livingston, Fred Pleis, Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Sonny Magaña

Transform your schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy along with leading and lagging indicators, you’ll learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of your schools. 152 pages

61CCA–BKL014 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-0-9858902-2-3

61CCA–BKL020 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-0-9833512-7-6

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Becoming a Reflective Teacher Online Course

By Robert J. Marzano

Presenter: Robert J. Marzano Dr. Marzano shows how to reflect on your teaching strengths and weaknesses in relation to nine critical questions, provides methods to systematize your reflection process, and explains how to use focused strategies to achieve your goals. Robert J. Marzano

Becoming a Reflective Teacher

CEUs 61CCA–KDS022 $286.00 USD 3 Semester Hours 61CCA–KDS023 $505.00 USD

With Tina H. Boogren, Tammy Heflebower, Jessica Kanold-McIntyre, and Debra J. Pickering

Bestseller Learn how to combine a model of effective instruction with goal setting, focused practice, focused feedback, and observations to improve your instructional practices. Included are 280 strategies related to the 41 elements of effective teaching shown to enhance student achievement. 256 pages 61CCA–BKL011 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-0-9833512-3-8

Coaching Classroom Instruction By Robert J. Marzano and Julia A. Simms With Tom Roy, Tammy Heflebower, and Phil Warrick

Bestseller Find advice on how to offer targeted feedback to teachers, empowering them to identify specific steps to improve their knowledge and skill. Coaches can use the step-by-step guidelines to help teachers improve their performance on the 280 research-based strategies introduced in Becoming a Reflective Teacher. 272 pages 61CCA–BKL013 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-0-9833512-6-9

Supporting Beginning Teachers By Tina H. Boogren Foreword by Robert J. Marzano

Give new teachers the time and professional guidance they need to become expert teachers through effective mentoring. Investigate key research, and examine the four types of support— physical, emotional, instructional, and institutional—that are crucial during a teacher’s first year in the classroom. 120 pages 61CCA–BKL023 $19.95 USD | $25.00 CAD ISBN 978-0-9838152-3-5

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Vocabulary for the New Science Standards By Robert J. Marzano, Katie Rogers, and Julia A. Simms Impact science education with direct vocabulary instruction. With this three-part resource, you’ll discover a six-step process for successfully incorporating vocabulary from the science standards into student learning. Identify the crucial aspects of vocabulary education, and learn targeted strategies to actively engage students. 240 pages 61CCA–BKL026 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-0-9913748-9-2

Questioning Sequences in the Classroom By Robert J. Marzano and Julia A. Simms Ask targeted questions to enhance students’ reasoning skills and increase rigor in classrooms. You’ll discover a four-phase questioning sequence that helps students make claims, build sound arguments, and provide evidence to support their points. 160 pages 61CCA–BKL018 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-0-9858902-6-1

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Using Common Core Standards to Enhance Classroom Instruction & Assessment By Robert J. Marzano, David C. Yanoski, Jan K. Hoegh, and Julia A. Simms With Tammy Heflebower and Phil Warrick

Bestseller Discover how to weave an in-depth understanding of the Common Core into successful classroom practice with this two-part resource. You’ll learn how to power the standards with guided assessment and measure student progress in a way that accurately reflects learning. Included are hundreds of ready-to-use, research-based proficiency scales for both English language arts and mathematics. 304 pages

• Gain a clear understanding of what the CCSS are, how they are organized, and how they can be used in the classroom. • Learn how to integrate 21st century thinking and reasoning into instruction. • Design learning goals and proficiency standards geared toward individual students. 61CCA–BKL015 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-0-9833512-9-0

Teaching Argumentation

Teaching Reasoning

Activities and Games for the Classroom

Activities and Games for the Classroom

By Katie Rogers and Julia A. Simms

By Laurel Hecker, Julia A. Simms, and Ming Lee Newcomb

Foreword by Robert J. Marzano

Discover 10 fun, engaging activities and games for teaching argumentation that align with the CCSS. Incorporate these tools into your instruction to help students develop the ability to present and support claims, distinguish fact and opinion, identify errors in reasoning, and debate constructively. 256 pages 61CCA–BKL021 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-30-6

Foreword by Robert J. Marzano

Explore key reasoning skills and strategies for teaching them to students. Uncover 12 research-based activities and games that reinforce these skills and clear guidance for effectively incorporating these tools into your classroom to help prepare students for academic and lifetime success. 312 pages 61CCA–BKL027 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-0-9903458-1-7

Vocabulary Games for the Classroom

Motivating and Engaging Students

By Lindsay Carleton and Robert J. Marzano

Presenters: Robert J. Marzano and Debra J. Pickering

Bestseller Make direct vocabulary instruction fun and successful with this simple, straightforward, and easy-to-use book. Hundreds of vocabulary terms handpicked by Dr. Marzano cover four content areas and all grade levels. 272 pages

Discover how to raise students’ energy levels, facilitate constructive emotions, demonstrate a positive demeanor, express enthusiasm, and use humor to create a classroom culture in which all students are accepted and challenged.

61CCA–BKL007 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-0-9822592-6-9

Online Course

CEUs 61CCA–KDS010 $286.00 USD

Robert J. Marzano

Debra J. Pickering

3 Semester Hours 61CCA–KDS011 $505.00 USD

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Designing Effective Classroom Management

The Highly Engaged Classroom

By Jason E. Harlacher

By Robert J. Marzano and Debra J. Pickering

Foreword by Robert J. Marzano

With Tammy Heflebower

Discover the components of proactive classroom management. With this practical, step-by-step guide, teachers and school administrators will uncover five components that help improve student achievement: create clear expectations and rules, establish procedures and structure, reinforce expectations, actively engage students, and manage misbehavior. 168 pages

Bestseller Gain an in-depth understanding of how to generate high levels of student attention and engagement. Using the suggestions in this book, every teacher can create a classroom environment where engagement is the norm, not the exception. 240 pages 61CCA–BKL005 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-0-9822592-4-5

61CCA–BKL029 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-0-9903458-5-5

Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading By Robert J. Marzano Bestseller Learn everything you need to know to implement an integrated system of assessment and grading. The author explains how to design, interpret, and systematically use three different types of formative assessments and how to track student progress and assign meaningful grades. 184 pages 61CCA–BKL003 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-0-9822592-2-1

Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading Online Course Presenters: Robert J. Marzano and Tammy Heflebower Dr. Marzano and Dr. Heflebower walk you through the research and theories that support what kind of feedback, assessment, and grading enhance student learning. Learn how to construct assessments, create rubric-based scales Robert J. Tammy to inform assessments, and monitor Marzano Heflebower students’ progress. CEUs 61CCA–KDS007 $286.00 USD 3 Semester Hours 61CCA–KDS008 $505.00 USD

A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading By Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick With Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens Foreword by Robert J. Marzano

Assess and report student performance with standards-based grading rather than using traditional systems that incorporate nonacademic factors. Learn to assess and report performance based on prioritized standards, and gain effective strategies for offering students feedback on their progress. 144 pages

Managing the Inner World of Teaching Emotions, Interpretations, and Actions By Robert J. Marzano and Jana S. Marzano Cultivate a positive mindset, and choose productive actions by examining your emotions and interpretations in the classroom. Investigate three management phases—awareness, analysis, and choice— to become mindful of factors that influence your interactions with students. 168 pages 61CCA–BKL028 $19.95 USD | $25.00 CAD ISBN 978-0-9903458-3-1

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You want to . . . • Change your classroom culture from teachercentered to student-centered. • Enhance students’ 21st century skills. • Ensure equitable digital implementation across all schools and classrooms. • Transform the teaching and learning environment.

Here’s how we can help Every day you work to develop successful learners in today’s tech-driven world. It’s a big challenge, but we’re here to help. You can rely on our innovative resources and targeted professional development to guide you as you work to implement a powerful digital learning initiative schoolwide. Step-by step, our experts will help you determine budgets, provide digitally rich instruction, build student-teacher partnerships, and more.

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21st Century Skills & Technology Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy series Edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs By Marie Alcock, Frank W. Baker, Nitasha Chaudhuri, Verneda Edwards, Michael L. Fisher, Steve Hargadon, Madeleine Maceda Heide, Anthony W. Jackson, Ann Ward Johnson, Jennie L. Johnson, Holen Sabrina Kahn, Emily Keating, William Kist, Shabbi Luthra, Veronica Boix Mansilla, Jane McGee, Fiona Reynolds, Kristy Sailors, Mark Schulte, Bill Sheskey, Homa Sabet Tavangar, Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano, Jeanne Tribuzzi, and Brandon L. Wiley

Today’s students must be prepared to compete in a global society in which cultures, economies, and people are constantly connected. The authors explain three “new literacies”—digital, media, and global—and provide practical tips for incorporating these literacies into the traditional curriculum.

Leading the New Literacies

Mastering Global Literacy

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Mastering Digital Literacy

Mastering Media Literacy

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Connecting the Dots

Deeper Learning

Teacher Effectiveness and Deeper Professional Learning

Beyond 21st Century Skills

Edited by James A. Bellanca By Dale Allender, James M. Bentley, Aaron Brengard, Kiera Chase, Deborah Rosalia Esparza, Louis H. Falik, Refael S. Feuerstein, Melinda G. George, Leslie W. Grant, Lillian Hsu, Yvette Jackson, Bob Lenz, Sonny Magaña, Robert J. Marzano, Tim McNamara, Jay McTighe, Will Richardson, James H. Stronge, Gia L. Truong, Todd Whitaker, and Xianxuan Xu

From cover to cover, this collection is packed with examples of effective, research-based strategies for 21st century classrooms. 376 pages; hardcover 61CCA–BKF659 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-14-3

By Suzie Boss, Stacey Caillier, Barbara Chow, David T. Conley, Arthur L. Costa, Ben Daley, Linda Darling-Hammond, Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Deborah Rosalia Esparza, Charles Fadel, Michael Fullan, Valerie Greenhill, Bena Kallick, Ken Kay, Steven Paine, James W. Pellegrino, Rob Riordan, Helen A. Soulé, Bernie Trilling, Tony Wagner, Yong Zhao, and Steven Zipkes

Discover deeper learning, a process that promotes higher-order thinking, reasoning, and problem solving to better educate 21st century learners. 416 pages; hardcover 61CCA–BKF622 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-35-1

Leading Modern Learning

Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education

A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools

Follow this road map for using the web for learning. Learn how to build your own learning network. Use learning networks in the classroom and make the case for schoolwide learning networks to improve student outcomes. 168 pages

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21st Century Skills & Technology

By Jay McTighe and Greg Curtis Foreword by Yong Zhao

Bring focus to your mission for modern learning. Explore the building blocks for creating a curriculum that supports modern learning, an assessment system that captures evidence of 21st century skills, and instruction that aligns with modern learning principles. 208 pages 61CCA–BKF551 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-70-9

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Bringing Innovation to School

Who Owns the Learning?

Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World

Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age

By Suzie Boss

By Alan November

Foreword by Chris Lehmann

Bestseller Learn how to harness students’ natural curiosity to develop self-directed learners. Discover how technology allows students to take ownership of their learning, create and share learning tools, and participate in work that is meaningful to them and others. 104 pages

Activate your students’ creativity and problem-solving potential with breakthrough learning projects. Across all grades and content areas, student-driven, collaborative projects will teach students how to generate innovative ideas and then put them into action. 184 pages

61CCA–BKF437 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-57-5

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Using Web 2.0 in Teaching and Instruction

Teaching the iGeneration Five Easy Ways to Introduce Essential Skills With Web 2.0 Tools

Online Course Presenters: William M. Ferriter and Adam Garry Discover how you can use today’s technology to create classroom experiences that encourage your students to learn. Through teacher workshops and middle school classroom demonstrations, the presenters provide practical suggestions for using new technology to teach “old school” skills. CEUs 61CCA–KDS026 $286.00 USD

New York Times bestseller

By William M. Ferriter and Adam Garry

William M. Adam Ferriter Garry

Find the natural overlap between the work you already believe in and the digital tools that define today’s learning. Each chapter introduces an enduring life skill and a digital solution to enhance traditional skillbased instructional practices. A collection of handouts and supporting materials ends each chapter. 200 pages; 2nd edition 61CCA–BKF671 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-32-4

3 Semester Hours 61CCA–KDS027 $505.00 USD

Create Future-Ready Classrooms, Now! By Meg Ormiston Unite pedagogy and technology to inspire systemic school change. Explore digital tools that help seamlessly incorporate the technology-rich world into the classroom, understand how to use media for deeper learning, and examine a new approach to engagement and recognition. 136 pages 61CCA–BKF633 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-60-3

Why Social Media Matters School Communication in the Digital Age By Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes Foreword by Daniel A. Domenech

Here’s everything you need to know to begin building a social media platform that nurtures relationships and garners support from your key stakeholders, including stepby-step instructions on how to use three of today’s most popular tools for social media: Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. 160 pages 61CCA–BKF465 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-96-4

A Joint Publication With the American Association of School Administrators

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21st Century Skills & Technology 21st Century Skills Rethinking How Students Learn Edited by James A. Bellanca and Ron Brandt By John Barell, Linda Darling-Hammond, Chris Dede, Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Douglas Fisher,Robin J. Fogarty, Nancy Frey, Howard Gardner, Andy Hargreaves, David W. Johnson, Roger T. Johnson, Ken Kay, Cheryl Lemke, Jay McTighe, Alan November, Bob Pearlman, Brian M. Pete, Douglas Reeves, Will Richardson, and Elliott Seif Foreword by Ken Kay

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Bring Your Own Device Engaging Students & Transforming Instruction By Kipp D. Rogers This book shows educators how to incorporate students’ personal technology tools into instruction. BYOD allows students to be active participants in their learning and helps teachers equip them with the skills required to be college, career, and citizenship ready. 128 pages 61CCA–BKF672 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-10-8

Bestseller Education luminaries reveal why 21st century skills are necessary, which skills are most important, and how to help schools include them in curriculum and instruction. 408 pages; hardcover 61CCA–BKF389 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-90-0

21st Century Skills Online Course Presenters: James A. Bellanca and Ken Kay Help your students learn the skills they need for the 21st century. Gain perspectives and strategies from a variety of experts on how to re-envision learning and prepare students for a globally connected world that must adapt to evolving technology. James A. Ken Bellanca Kay

CEUs 61CCA–KDS036 $286.00 USD 3 Semester Hours 61CCA–KDS037 $505.00 USD

Strategies and Apps That Work By Ian Jukes, Ryan L. Schaaf, and Nicky Mohan Foreword by Ted McCain Cultivate effective 21st century classrooms. Explore the differences in students’ neurological processing from previous generations, investigate the nine critical attributes of digital learners, and discover practical strategies for making learning relevant, engaging, and fun through digital activities. 184 pages 61CCA–BKF644 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-81-8

Classroom Habitudes

The Connected Educator

Teaching Habits and Attitudes for 21st Century Learning

Learning and Leading in a Digital Age

By Angela Maiers

By Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall

Learn how to use the content you already teach to challenge students to think critically, collaborate with others, solve new problems, and adapt to change across new learning contexts. Help students build the seven habitudes they need to succeed. 160 pages; grades K–8; revised edition

Create a connected learning community through social media and rediscover the power of being a learner first. The authors show you how to take advantage of technology to collaborate with other educators and deepen the learning of your students. 208 pages

61CCA–BKF542 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-62-9

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Solutions for Digital Learner–Centered Classrooms series Gain practical, high-impact strategies to enhance instruction and heighten student achievement in 21st century classrooms. Using tech-based tools and techniques, your staff will discover how to motivate students to develop curiosity, become actively engaged, and have a sense of purpose in their education. All titles are 80 pages

Designing Teacher-Student Partnership Classrooms

Implementing Project-Based Learning

By Meg Ormiston

By Suzie Boss

61CCA–BKF680 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-09-0

61CCA–BKF681 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-11-3

Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in K–12

By Michael Fullan and Katelyn Donnelly

By Douglas Reeves

61CCA–BKF636 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-66-5

61CCA–BKF664 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-30-0

From Master Teacher to Master Learner

Using Digital Games as Assessment and Instruction Tools

By Will Richardson

By Ryan L. Schaaf

61CCA–BKF679 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-07-6

Creating Purpose-Driven Learning Experiences By William M. Ferriter 61CCA–BKF691 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-31-1

61CCA–BKF666 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-53-7

The Global School

Mobile Learning Devices

Connecting Classrooms and Students Around the World

By Kipp D. Rogers Learn exactly what mobile learning is, how to introduce MLDs into your school, and how to ensure that teachers and students use them appropriately to enhance 21st century learning. Logistical implementation tips and examples of effective lesson plans are included. 96 pages; grades K–8

By William Kist Prepare students for an increasingly flat world where diverse people from divergent cultures learn and work together rather than in isolation. Learn specific steps to globalize your classroom and encourage higher-order thinking, all wrapped in a 21st century skills framework. 128 pages

61CCA–BKF445 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-69-8

A Joint Publication With the National Association of Elementary School Principals

61CCA–BKF570 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-69-5

Communicating & Connecting With Social Media

Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom Teaching & Learning in a Web 2.0 World

By William M. Ferriter, Jason T. Ramsden, and Eric C. Sheninger

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In this short text, the authors examine how enterprising schools are using social media tools to provide customized professional development for teachers and to transform communication practices with staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders. 104 pages; grades K–8

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Design and deliver standards-based lessons in which technology plays an integral role. This book provides a research base and practical strategies for using web 2.0 tools to create engaging lessons that transform and enrich content. 160 pages 61CCA–BKF385 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-87-0

A Joint Publication With the National Association of Elementary School Principals

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21st Century Skills & Technology Solutions for Modern Learning series Prepare students for 21st century success. This thought-provoking collection—authored by leading experts from around the globe—engages educators in a powerful conversation about learning and schooling in the connected world. In short, readerfriendly formats, these books challenge traditional thinking about education and help to develop the modern contexts teachers and leaders need to effectively support digital learners.

Claim Your Domain—And Own Your Online Presence

• Study the disconnect between how students learn outside of school and how learning is set up in schools. • Investigate the effect the digital world has on the classroom and student work. • Explore what’s most important for students to know given their access to information and knowledge.

Gearing Up for Learning Beyond K–12 By Bryan Alexander

By Audrey Watters Help protect student work—and student identity. This book puts learners at the forefront to ensure they control their schoolwork, content, and data. 72 pages 61CCA–BKF687 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-23-6

The End of School as We Know It By Bruce Dixon Reimagine school practices to meet the needs of modern learners, and let go of assumptions about the effectiveness of traditional schooling. 72 pages 61CCA–BKF692 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-33-5

A rapidly changing higher education system means we must better prepare students for careers, further education, and economic prosperity. 72 pages; grades 9–12 61CCA–BKF693 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-35-9

Make School Meaningful—And Fun! By Roger C. Schank Explore new curricula criteria, encourage students to pursue their passions, and consider changes that can make school fun, realistic, and relevant. 80 pages; grades 9–12 61CCA–BKF686 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-21-2

The New Pillars of Modern Teaching

Freedom to Learn By Will Richardson Investigate why the traditional education system isn’t working, and explore how to give students control over the learning process. 80 pages 61CCA–BKF688 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-25-0

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Empowering Modern Learners Reimagine 21st century classrooms • Understand the modern contexts for learning and schooling created by globally networked technologies. • Acquire a clear grasp of the future trends for education, higher education, and the workplace.

• Develop a mission, vision, and plan for moving classrooms, schools, and professional practice forward in meaningful and sustainable ways. • Gain a toolkit of techniques for engaging leaders, teachers, parents, and community members in sustainable change conversations.

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Bring our experts to your school

Michael Fullan

Suzie Boss

Bryan N. Alexander Gayle Allen James A. Bellanca Amos Fodchuk

Richard E. Ferdig Ian Jukes William Kist Angela Maiers Rob Mancabelli

William M. Ferriter

Marge Maxwell Ted McCain Nicky Mohan Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Adam Garry Meg Ormiston Jason T. Ramsden Kipp D.Rogers Ryan L. Schaaf

Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Regina Will Stephens Owens Richardson

Roger Schank Eric C. Sheninger Rebecca Stobaugh Janet Lynne Tassell

Host a Digital Learning Conference in your district! Digital Learning Conference Partner with Solution Tree to host a dynamic two- or three-day Digital Learning Conference in your district. Create common language for digital learning, and help teachers and leaders integrate digital tools into teaching, learning, and assessing. Each day features a keynote session, two or three breakout sessions, and collaborative team time with feedback from the conference presenters.

professional DEVELOPMENT Services

Contact your local representative 888.409.1682

What does successful digital learning look like? Explore the full range of free resources Solution Tree has to offer! Free chapters, helpful content, reproducibles, and more

Transforming Instruction With Technology Presented by Crystal Hill and Steven Mauney Solution Tree experts Crystal Hill and Steven Mauney discuss how Mooresville Graded School District successfully implemented a digital learning program that transformed teaching and learning districtwide.

Watch the video to learn more! solution-tree.com/DigitalDistrict

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21st Century Skills & Technology On-Site PD

Mark A. Edwards

Crystal Hill

Steven Mauney

Scott Smith

Service I Planning and Decision Making

Service III Pedagogy and Practice

Create a blueprint for systematic change and instructional technology implementation across your district. Results from the Digital Innovation Index, a practical evaluation tool by Michael Fullan and Katelyn Donnelly, will be used as a guide to focus policy making and decision making around digital innovations.

Deepen pedagogy and instructional practices that draw on the power of technology and digital tools to support instruction and student learning. Professional learning opportunities include on-site workshops, virtual collaboration, and on-site coaching and guidance.

Service II Personalized Learning This service is designed specifically for district-level teams of representatives from schools, leadership, and technology. Teams will deeply explore strategies and classroom practices on the what, why, and how related to the implementation of personalized learning.

Read more success stories solution-tree.com/Success

The experience and proven results evident in the Mooresville Graded School District digital conversion bolstered our collective confidence in our ability to tackle such a potentially overwhelming project. Expertise saved us valuable time and dollars during a midyear rollout to over 5,850 students, teachers, and administrators.” —Benny Hendrix, chief technology officer, Rutherford County Schools, North Carolina

▶ Achievement results from our digital implementation Students Testing Proficient on State End-of-Course Exams 81%

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You want to . . . • Close the achievement gap by ensuring ELs have the support they need. • Differentiate instruction for ELs. • Build background knowledge and vocabulary effectively.

Here’s how we can help Discover powerful practices for helping ELs thrive with the help of our authors and experts. With our research-based resources and services, you’ll gain practical strategies for ensuring ELs successfully learn academic vocabulary, reading, and writing. Our experts will help you construct common assessments for ELs, restructure roles so that all educators are accountable for ELs’ learning, and implement systems for student assessment and placement.

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English Learners Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms By Margarita Espino Calderón, Maria N. Trejo, and Hector Montenegro With Argelia Carreón, Timothy D’Emilio, Joanne Marino, and Joy Kreeft Peyton

Motivate English learners to boost proficiency with confidence. This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education. Presenting instructional methods within the framework of the Common Core and other state standards, the authors demonstrate how rigorous instruction can help amplify students’ selfworth and promote more significant learning to ensure all students thrive. 168 pages; grades 9–12

• Explore various classroom structures and support systems to increase ELs’ achievement at the secondary level. • Discover the components of a comprehensive lesson plan that can integrate discourse into literacy and content learning. • Learn various strategies to incorporate academic English instruction and discourse into daily lessons. 61CCA–BKF615 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-21-4

Teaching Reading and Comprehension to English Learners, Grades K–5 Online Course

By Margarita Espino Calderón

Presenter: Margarita Espino Calderón

Margarita Espino Calderón

Teaching Reading & Comprehension to English Learners, K–5

Dr. Calderón outlines techniques for elementary teachers seeking to improve the reading and comprehension skills of ELs in their classrooms. You will be led through the steps needed to select vocabulary for reading, preteach this vocabulary, and model comprehension strategies. CEUs 61CCA–KDS019 $286.00 USD

Raise achievement for English learners through new instructional strategies and assessment processes. This book addresses the language, literacy, and content instructional needs of ELs and frames quality instruction within effective schooling structures and the implementation of RTI. 176 pages 61CCA–BKF402 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-03-2

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Breaking Through Effective Instruction & Assessment for Reaching English Learners Edited by Margarita Espino Calderón By Barbara D. Acosta, Laura Alvarez, Kristina Anstrom, Margarita Espino Calderón, Sarah Capitelli, Jim Cummins, Claude Goldenberg, Joel Gómez, Margo Gottlieb, Elena Izquierdo, Okhee Lee, Liliana Minaya-Rowe, Alba A. Ortiz, Charlene Rivera, Robert E. Slavin, Maria N. Trejo, and Guadalupe Valdés This book provides educators with a wholeschool approach to helping English learners achieve academically while they learn English. 288 pages; hardcover

The School Leader’s Guide to English Learners By Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey English learners face a difficult challenge: learning in English. How, then, do you set reasonable expectations for developing proficiency? School leaders will learn how to assess the individual needs of ELs, how to create a quality instructional program, and how to evaluate performance. 96 pages; grades K–8 61CCA–BKF540 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-17-1

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Making Math Accessible to English Language Learners Practical Tips and Suggestions By r4 Educated Solutions Gain practical classroom tips and suggestions to strengthen the quality of your classroom mathematics instruction. Although the authors focus on helping English language learners build academic vocabulary and proficiency in mathematics, many of the tips and suggestions benefit all students and are based on research in practices and strategies that address ELLs’ affective, linguistic, and cognitive needs.

• Get an overview of the 5E instructional model: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate. • Use sample 5E lesson plans complete with objectives and checklists for materials. • Study examples of how to adapt textbook lessons to the 5E model.

Joint Publications With r4 Educated Solutions

176 pages; grades K–2

192 pages; grades 6–8

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192 pages; grades 3–5

216 pages; grades 9–12

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Teaching Your Secondary ELLs the Academic Language of Tests By r4 Educated Solutions Dr. Robert J. Marzano writes, “Teaching specific terms in a specific way is probably the strongest action a teacher can take to ensure that students have the academic background knowledge they need to understand the content they will encounter in school.” Teach your English language learners unfamiliar language features before they encounter these words in core content areas and standardized test questions.

• Utilize evidence-based, teacher-friendly lesson plans that help English learners deal with unfamiliar language on standardized test questions. • Examine background information on the relevance of lesson plans, materials lists, and graphic organizers. • Learn differentiated teaching strategies to meet the needs of students at different proficiency levels. • Study word lists divided by content area and grade level, along with practical strategies for classroom use.

Joint Publications With r4 Educated Solutions

Focusing on English Language Arts

Focusing on Language in Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies

152 pages; grades 6–12 61CCA–BKF292 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-70-3

124 pages; grades 6–12 61CCA–BKF293 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-71-0

Implementing RTI With English Learners

Common Language Assessment for English Learners

By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Carol Rothenberg

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Learn why RTI is the ideal framework for supporting English learners. Follow the application and effectiveness of RTI through classroom examples and the stories of four representative students of varying ages, nationalities, and language proficiency levels. 160 pages

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Learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate common language assessments for your English learners. With this stepby-step guide, teachers, school leaders, and administrators will find organizing principles, lead questions, and action steps all directing you toward collaborative assessment. 192 pages 61CCA–BKF352 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-57-3

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Bring our experts to your school

Luis F. Margarita Espino Calderón Cruz

Alicia Duncan

Margo Gottlieb

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Maria N. Trejo

Argelia Carreón Hector Montenegro

Teaching ELs in a Professional Learning Community

professional DEVELOPMENT Services

Discover the components of a PLC that teacher leaders utilize to help close the achievement gap for students who are learning English as a second language.

• Learn how to listen to the needs of ELs and change your expectations and behavior for more effective learning results. • Determine how district and school leaders can work collaboratively to create policies and practices that ensure ELs excel.

Essentials for Teaching Reading and Comprehension to ELs Determine how to effectively close the learning gap for ELs.

• Gain practical instructional strategies and assessment processes for developing academic vocabulary. • Acquire lesson templates that will help integrate vocabulary, reading comprehension skills, and writing strategies into math, science, social studies, and language arts.

Host a Soluciones Conference in your district! Partner with Solution Tree to host a dynamic two- or three-day Soluciones Conference in your district. Learn how to connect with English learners, ensure they feel comfortable in the school setting, and help them thrive in classrooms. Each day features a keynote session, two or three breakout sessions, and collaborative team time with feedback from the conference presenters.

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Literacy RESOURCES

On-Site PD

You want to . . . • Understand how to measure text complexity for fiction and informational text. • Help students read closely to make evidencebased claims. • Ensure students can write logically and clearly. • Support students who have a deficient academic vocabulary.

Here’s how we can help Work with us to ignite the passion for reading and writing in your students. Our literacy experts will help you build lesson plans that integrate literacy, language, and content. Build content rigor to meet the standards for literacy. You’ll gain research-based strategies to develop students’ ability to analyze complex text and integrate literacy and academic language development across all content areas.

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Literacy 40 Reading Intervention Strategies for K–6 Students Research-Based Support for RTI By Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins Bestseller This well-rounded collection of research-based reading intervention strategies will support and inform your RTI efforts. The book also includes teacher-friendly sample lesson plans and miniroutines that are easy to understand and adapt. Many of the strategies motivate average and above-average students as well as scaffold struggling readers. Maximize the power of these interventions by using them across grade-level teams or schoolwide. 352 pages

• Scaffold challenging comprehension skills like inferencing, summarizing, and monitoring. • Teach inference with sample lessons using authentic text examples. • Teach more vocabulary in less time with greater understanding and retention. • Increase the vocabulary and background knowledge of ELLs and students with overall low vocabulary and language skills. 61CCA–BKF270 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-50-5

Elementary Reading Intervention Strategies, Grades K–6

20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core

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Increasing Rigor in Middle & High School Classrooms

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Prepare yourself to intervene immediately and effectively at the first signs ofstudents’ struggles by building a personal menu of research-based strategies. From phonics to comprehension, Dr. McEwan-Adkins shows how to help your students develop essential reading skills. CEUs 61CCA–KDS016 $286.00 USD 3 Semester Hours 61CCA–KDS017 $505.00 USD

By Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins and Allyson J. Burnett With the advent of the Common Core State Standards, some secondary teachers are scrambling for what to do and how to do it. This book provides 20 researchbased strategies designed to help students meet those standards and become expert readers. 328 pages; grades 6–12 61CCA–BKF588 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-28-0

Using Technology to Enhance Reading

Using Technology to Enhance Writing

Innovative Approaches to Literacy Instruction

Innovative Approaches to Literacy Instruction

Edited by Timothy V. Rasinski, Kristine E. Pytash, and Richard E. Ferdig

Edited by Richard E. Ferdig, Timothy V. Rasinski, and Kristine E. Pytash

Discover how technological resources can improve the effectiveness and breadth of reading instruction to build student knowledge. Read real-world accounts from literacy experts, and learn how their methods can be adapted for your classroom. 272 pages 61CCA–BKF608 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-99-0

Sharpen your students’ communication skills while integrating digital tools into writing instruction. Loaded with techniques for planning and organizing writing, this handbook troubleshoots issues students face when writing in a printed versus digital context and teaches them how to read in multiple mediums. 272 pages 61CCA–BKF607 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-97-6

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The Right to Be Literate Six Essential Literacy Skills By Brian M. Pete and Robin J. Fogarty Literacy skills are of paramount importance to students in the digital age. In this book, teachers and administrators will explore the six comprehensive skill areas essential to 21st century literacy—reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. Learn practical strategies for teaching students the skills they need to think critically and communicate collaboratively in the 21st century. 176 pages

• Examine aspects of receptive and expressive language. • Understand the different categories of formative assessment. • Explore examples of each literacy strategy at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. • Contemplate standards-based strategies and the thinking skills they target. • Access discussion questions, and review literacy strategies to use in a professional learning community. 61CCA–BKF643 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-79-5

From Tired to Inspired Fresh Strategies to Engage Students in Literacy By Mary Kim Schreck In this Common Core State Standards– aligned book, educators will discover research-based tips and strategies to improve literacy from upper elementary to secondary school classrooms. Topics include teaching close reading and writing, engaging students, making literacy instruction meaningful, and more. 208 pages 61CCA–BKF594 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-37-2

Literacy 2.0 Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms By Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Alex Gonzalez Students in the 21st century must incorporate traditional literacy skills into a mastery of technology for communicating and collaborating in new ways. This book offers specific teaching strategies for developing students’ skills related to acquiring, producing, and sharing information. 152 pages; grades 6–12 61CCA–BKF373 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-80-1

Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives Comprehending, Analyzing, and Discussing Text By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp Bestseller Prompt students to become the sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers they need to be to achieve higher learning. Explore the important relationship between text, learner, and learning, and gain an array of methods to establish critical literacy in a discussion-based and reflective classroom. 176 pages 61CCA–BKF499 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-52-7

Power Tools for Adolescent Literacy Strategies for Learning By Jan Rozzelle and Carol Scearce Teachers need the right resources for engaging students in reading. This book is a veritable encyclopedia of literacy strategies secondary teachers can apply to all content areas immediately. It integrates key strategies, research from top literacy experts, and proven intervention practices. 232 pages; grades 6–12 61CCA–BKF261 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-35-2

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Rebuilding the Foundation Effective Reading Instruction for 21st Century Literacy

What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Writing

Edited by Timothy V. Rasinski

By Ruth Culham

By Peter Afflerbach, Richard L. Allington, Rita M. Bean, Donald R. Bear, Camille L. Z. Blachowicz, Ruth Culham, Patricia M. Cunningham, Peter J. Fisher, Linda B. Gambrell, James V. Hoffman, Lesley Mandel Morrow, Maureen McLaughlin, Maryann Mraz, P. David Pearson, Timothy V. Rasinski, Timothy Shanahan, William H. Teale, Shane Templeton, Richard T. Vacca, Susan Watts-Taffe, and Junko Yokota

Discover practical strategies for supporting and assessing writing instruction in all content areas while equipping teachers with instructional practices that emphasize this critical skill, which students need to adapt to the demands of the CCSS and thrive in the 21st century. 136 pages; grades K–8

This book presents a deep and thoughtful conversation about what is meant by effective reading instruction for all students. 352 pages; hardcover

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What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Reading By Patricia M. Cunningham and James W. Cunningham Principals will discover strategies for improving reading programs using the foundation established by the six truths of reading instruction. Explore comprehensive techniques, troubleshoot problems your teachers may face, and gain valuable approaches to topics such as reading comprehension, vocabulary and literacy, and phonics and fluency. 128 pages; grades K–8; 2nd edition 61CCA–BKF563 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-53-9

Teaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards 20 Lesson Frameworks for Elementary Grades By Patricia M. Cunningham and James W. Cunningham Explore 20 lesson frameworks to help teach the Common Core State Standards for English language arts. Discover targeted lessons to help students master critical skills, including how to organize ideas from informational texts, identify similarities and differences, and write with gradeappropriate language. 208 pages; grades K–5 61CCA–BKF617 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-25-2

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Literacy Look-Fors An Observation Protocol to Guide K–6 Classroom Walkthroughs By Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins Understand the indicators of effective literacy instruction, and learn how to identify the look-fors. Literacy leaders will gain the power to bring all students to grade level, or well above, when it comes to literacy attainment. 184 pages; grades K–6 61CCA–BKF422 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-18-6

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Leadership Leadership Key Competencies for Whole-System Change By Lyle Kirtman and Michael Fullan Develop a creative, productive school culture. Based on their decades-long work in leadership, the authors offer seven core leadership competencies for systemic change in schools, districts, and state education systems. Discover targeted strategies to move past failed initiatives and overcome initiative overload, explore how to cultivate effective work practices, and gain the know-how to create enjoyable, innovative learning environments. 152 pages

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Counting What Counts Reframing Education Outcomes Edited by Yong Zhao By Ross C. Anderson, Kendra Coates, Brian Gearin, Yue Shen, Sarah Soltz, Michael Thier, and Daisy Zhang-Negrerie

Overemphasizing test scores as measures of achievement is potentially harmful to education. The contributors identify key traits such as mindset, motivation, social skills, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit that students, teachers, and schools need to acknowledge and cultivate. Educators are asked to shift the evaluation paradigm to focus on a multiplicity of skills necessary for success in the 21st century. 200 pages

• Examine the problems with current measures of students’ skills. • Review various ways personality traits influence achievement. • Learn how motivational factors interact with each other. • Discover the importance of and how to measure global competence. • Appraise strategies for improving school climates. 61CCA–BKF632 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-58-0

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Mind, Brain, & Education Neuroscience Implications for the Classroom Edited by David A. Sousa By Daniel Ansari, Joanna A. Christodoulou, Donna Coch, Stanislas Dehaene, Keith Devlin, Marianna D. Eddy, Matthias Faeth, Kurt W. Fischer, John Gabrieli, Mariale M. Hardiman, Katie Heikkinen, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Tricia O’Loughlin, Michael I. Posner, David A. Sousa, Diane L. Williams, and Judy Willis

Understanding how the brain learns helps teachers do their jobs more effectively. Primary researchers share the latest findings on the learning process and address their implications for educational theory and practice. Explore applications, examples, and suggestions for further thought and research; numerous charts and diagrams; strategies for all subject areas; and new ways of thinking about intelligence, academic ability, and learning disability. 312 pages; hardcover

Brainwork The Neuroscience Behind How We Lead Others By David A. Sousa Through engaging stories and studies, the author shows you how to leverage the most provocative brain research to increase your productivity, expand your creative vision, and become a stronger leader. 144 pages; hardcover 61CCA–BKN008 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-0-9833020-3-2

• Delve into the latest neuroscience research written in clear language that is accessible to scholars and general readers. • Gain insights and innovative strategies for all subject areas. • Discover new ways of thinking about intelligence, academic ability, and learning disability. 61CCA–BKF358 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-63-4

Creating Physical & Emotional Security in Schools By Kenneth C. Williams Give your students a physically and emotionally safe learning environment. Learn how you and your teachers can nurture supportive relationships with students, develop conflict management strategies, prevent different forms of bullying, develop student initiative and resilience, and encourage celebration. 80 pages; grades K–8; 2nd edition 61CCA–BKF451 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-78-0

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Stop Leading Like It’s Yesterday!

Leadership and Learning

Key Concepts for Shaping Today’s School Culture

Sustainable Changes for 21st Century Learning

By Casey Reason

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Explore the Leading for Excellence and Fulfillment model, and discover practical, research-based strategies that will be relevant to school leaders today and tomorrow. Integrate ready-to-use leadership techniques that will open up an unprecedented world of opportunities for both students and teachers. 200 pages

Everyone talks about the need for 21st century skills, but too many assessments are indistinguishable from those administered 50 to 100 years ago. If educators want 21st century learning, they need 21st century assessment. Dr. Reeves suggests three fundamental shifts that must take place. 63-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources

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Leadership Shifting the Monkey

The Ball

The Art of Protecting Good People From Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers

By Todd Whitaker

By Todd Whitaker Learn how to focus on your best employees first, and help them shift the “monkeys”— complaints, disruptions, and deflections— back to the underperformers. Through a simple and memorable metaphor, the author helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organization. 128 pages; hardcover 61CCA–BKF612 $19.95 USD | $25.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-08-5

Score to Soar Moving Teachers From Evaluation to Professional Growth By John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller Discover how to guide and enhance the job performance of teachers in your school or district. You’ll learn how to evaluate teacher effectiveness, use multiple forms of data for evaluation, and communicate evaluation findings in a way that fosters professional growth. 232 pages

When a veteran teacher and former student reunite, they confront the separate and unique challenges that have knocked them off course. Through each other, they find their way back on track with a message that will resonate with everyone. 96 pages; hardcover 61CCA–BKF611 $19.95 USD | $25.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-07-8

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Working With Difficult & Resistant Staff By John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller Identify, confront, and manage all of the difficult and resistant staff you encounter. This book will help school leaders understand how to prevent and address negative staff behaviors to ensure positive school change. 144 pages 61CCA–BKF407 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-07-0

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Leaders of Learning How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement By Richard DuFour and Robert J. Marzano Bestseller For many years, the authors have been fellow travelers on the journey to help educators improve their schools. Their first coauthored book focuses on district leadership, principal leadership, and team leadership and addresses how individual teachers can be most effective in leading students—by learning with colleagues how to implement the most promising pedagogy in their classrooms. 248 pages

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Transforming School Culture

Transforming School Culture

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Foreword by Richard DuFour

Explore the root causes of staff resistance to change, and learn immediate, accessible strategies that improve school culture. Dr. Muhammad provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive learning environment.

Bestseller Busy administrators will appreciate this quick read packed with immediate, accessible strategies. This book provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive environment that supports the changes necessary to improve learning for all students. 144 pages

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Transforming School Culture

The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach

Understanding and Overcoming Resistance to Necessary Change

Transforming Schools at Every Level

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Bestseller The authors acknowledge both the structural and sociological issues that contribute to low-performing schools and offer multiple tools and strategies to assess and improve classroom management, increase literacy, establish academic vocabulary, and contribute to a healthier school culture. 176 pages

Dr. Muhammad describes the prevailing beliefs and assumptions of four different types of educators: Believers, Fundamentalists, Tweeners, and Survivors. After arguing that their collective dynamic ultimately determines the culture of a school, he provides specific strategies for working with each group. 85-minute DVD with presentation; CD with presentation handouts and supporting resources

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Change Wars Edited by Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan By Michael Barber, Linda Darling-Hammond, Richard Elmore, Michael Fullan, Andy Hargreaves, Jonathan Jansen, Ben Levin, Pedro Noguera, Douglas Reeves, Andreas Schleicher, Dennis Shirley, James Spillane, and Marc Tucker What can organizations do to create changes that are both profound and enduring? This anthology explores why traditional change strategies have failed and examines constructive alternatives. International experts prove successful change can be a realistic goal. Real examples of pilot projects, model schools, and other groundbreaking endeavors illustrate precisely how theory translates into practice. 304 pages; hardcover

• Discover why the purposeful pursuit of a democratic and professional approach to change is essential for meeting the goals of education systems. • Study the relationship between the government and teaching profession, a central issue in education reform. • Understand the complexity and contours of change and the roles of leaders within racially polarized institutions. 61CCA–BKF254 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-31-4

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Here’s how we can help Expertly address the classroom issues that matter most to you. With our titles, you’ll discover just-in-time strategies and organizational tools designed to create a safe and successful learning environment. Leading authors will show you how to create an inclusive classroom, develop lessons that make your content meaningful to every student, break negative behavioral patterns that inhibit learning, build student resilience, and more.

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Youth at Risk RESOURCES

Why Culture Counts

The Kids Left Behind

Teaching Children of Poverty

Catching Up the Underachieving Children of Poverty

By Donna Walker Tileston and Sandra K. Darling

By Robert D. Barr and William H. Parrett

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Learn a four-step research-based program for differentiating instruction based on the cultural needs, beliefs, and values of diverse learners. The authors show you how to build teacher background knowledge; plan for differentiation; and differentiate context, content, process, product, and assessment. 216 pages

Successfully reach and teach the underachieving children of poverty with the help of this comprehensive resource. The authors’ compiled research reveals practical, usable, best-practice strategies you can implement at district, school, and classroom levels. 276 pages 61CCA–BKF432 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-35-3

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A Practical Guide to Planning Interventions & Monitoring Progress By Lee Ann Jung Learn innovative strategies to design and measure effective classroom interventions. The author offers teachers, individualized education program coordinators, and administrators research-based strategies and tools to create and document highly individualized plans that support response to intervention efforts and IEPs. Each chapter includes examples and case studies of students representing various grade levels and needs. 136 pages

• Learn a process to plan practical, meaningful interventions and measure student progress. • Understand the need for intervention and progress monitoring. • Identify the critical skills students need to develop, and design interventions and IEPs around those skills. • Design long-term goals and short-term benchmarks that track educator and student efforts to address students’ intervention needs. 61CCA–BKF599 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-50-4

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In this practitioner’s guide to building quality collaborative relationships, the authors explain co-teaching models and how co-teaching fits within school improvement initiatives. Through practical examples and real-life stories, they present the critical conversations framework designed to foster dramatic improvements in the way co-teachers communicate. 176 pages 61CCA–BKF428 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-32-2

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• Learn how to become an effective classroom manager. • Explore how social developments have redefined the teacher’s role. • Utilize a proactive approach to help students succeed. • Strike a balance between establishing a disciplined classroom while building trusting and caring relationships with students. • Create a classroom discipline plan. • Teach students the discipline plan. 61CCA–BKF246 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-15-4

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This groundbreaking resource details effective management strategies you can implement from day one so that all students achieve in the classroom. Teachertested, research-based strategies create a classroom in which children learn free from the distraction of disruptive behavior. 304 pages

By Lee Canter and Marlene Canter Turn your students’ lives around and reduce your own stress with practical techniques that focus on building positive relationships and shaping constructive classroom behavior. This book offers strategies for meeting the needs of difficult students and teaching lifelong interpersonal skills. 256 pages

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Succeeding With Difficult Students ® Workbook By Lee Canter 128 pages 61CCA–BKF244 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-18-5

Pyramid of Behavior Interventions Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment By Tom Hierck, Charlie Coleman, and Chris Weber Students thrive when educators commit to proactively meeting their behavioral as well as academic needs. This book will help teachers and school leaders transform the research on behavior, response to intervention, and professional learning communities into practical strategies they can use to create a school culture and classroom climates in which learning is primed to occur. 132 pages

• Explore specific strategies with real-life examples and current research. • Implement a behavior matrix that identifies specific settings, expected behaviors, and application strategies. • Build data-driven dialogue within collaborative teams. • Support schoolwide efforts with a detailed five-step approach. 61CCA–BKF532 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-06-5

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Classroom Management & Behavior Motivating Students Who Don’t Care Successful Techniques for Educators By Allen N. Mendler Bestseller This book is a comprehensive and practical guide for reconnecting with discouraged students and reawakening their excitement and enthusiasm for learning. With proven strategies from the classroom, Dr. Mendler identifies five effective processes you can use to reawaken motivation in students who aren’t prepared, don’t care, and won’t work. These processes include emphasizing effort, creating hope, respecting power, building relationships, and expressing enthusiasm. 80 pages

• Examine the most common reasons students become unmotivated. • Discover five processes for educators trying to help their most difficult students. • Learn how the five processes (emphasizing effort, creating hope, respecting power, building relationships, and expressing enthusiasm) can be effective in building motivation. 61CCA–BKF360 $19.95 USD | $25.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-67-2

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Boys Will Be Boys, But What About Girls? Childhood Aggression and Gender Featuring Nicki Crick This keynote delivers a powerful reminder that bullying takes many forms beyond easily observed physical aggression. 50-minute DVD with presentation 61CCA–DVF014 $99.95 USD | $125.00 CAD UPC 811796010124

Motivating Students 25 Strategies to Light the Fire of Engagement By Carolyn Chapman and Nicole Dimich Vagle Learn why students disengage and how to motivate them to achieve success with a five-step framework. Research-based strategies and fun activities, along with tips and troubleshooting advice, show how to instill a lasting love of learning in students of any age. 240 pages 61CCA–BKF371 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-78-8

Bullying and Peer Harassment Why Does It Start, and Who Is Affected? Featuring Shelley Hymel Understand the reactions, consequences, and cultural trends surrounding bullying, and learn what you can do to create a safe learning environment. 45-minute DVD with presentation 61CCA–DVF015 $99.95 USD | $125.00 CAD UPC 811796010131

The Role of the Bystander Featuring Stuart Twemlow Explore the critical role bystanders play in reducing or exacerbating school violence. 60-minute DVD with presentation 61CCA–DVF016 $99.95 USD | $125.00 CAD UPC 811796010148

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Discipline With Dignity A Plan for Prevention, Action, and Resolution of Challenging Classroom Behaviors Featuring Richard L. Curwin and Allen N. Mendler The long-term goal of the Discipline With Dignity® program is to teach students responsibility, self-discipline, and self-control. With this DVD set, learn techniques to help students feel connected, competent, and empowered, and teach them to have empathy for others—all while having fun! Three 20-minute DVDs; 114-page Facilitator’s Guide (in print and on CD) 61CCA–DVF013 $395.00 USD | $494.00 CAD UPC 811796010025

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Friendly Schools Plus series By Donna Cross, Shane Thompson, and Erin Erceg Discover how to effectively use an evidencebased, schoolwide program to reduce bullying and foster a caring school culture. Explore tools to support students academically and socially, help students practice healthy interpersonal behaviors, and encourage parent and stakeholder school involvement.

• Develop a safe school environment that supports learning and promotes healthy social skills among students. • Explore the relationship between school culture and students’ learning and health. • Discover strategies to help bullied students and discourage bullying. 61CCA–KTB001 $206.00 USD This product is only available to ship from the US.

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Early Childhood

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Friendly Families

Ages 6–8; 264 pages

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Evidence for Practice 248 pages

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What Do I Do When . . . ?

Power Struggles

How to Achieve Discipline With Dignity in the Classroom

Successful Techniques for Educators

By Allen N. Mendler

By Allen N. Mendler and Brian D. Mendler

Understand the principles that place dignity at the core of classroom management, and explore what motivates misbehavior. This book also provides unique, effective strategies for dealing with power struggles, working with parents, and making a positive impact on schoolwide discipline. 192 pages

Regain the focus of challenging students with this practical resource on classroom management, discipline, and motivation. The dedicated authors re-examine the root causes of student misbehavior and offer a range of easy-to-implement instructions and activities to prevent and defuse future disruptive moments. 96 pages; 2nd edition

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Professional Learning Communities at Work Plan Book

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By Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, and Robert Eaker Bestseller This at-a-glance plan book includes tips, activities, and 40 weeks of planning pages designed to keep you organized and focused on the daily strategies that drive PLCs. It’s oversized with space for eight class periods—the perfect way to plan a great year. 103 pages; spiral-bound

• Get an overview of the three big ideas that shape a PLC, cultural shifts that schools can expect, and keys to building high-performing collaborative teams. • Use forms and reproducibles to work with teams more effectively and to collect and organize information about students and classes. 61CCA–BKF217 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-932127-95-9

The School of Belonging Plan Book

Record Book Plus

By David A. Levine

By Lee Canter

Quickly establish classroom values and principles that guide students to make prosocial choices. This plan book is your foundation for creating a culture of caring in which student achievement soars and antisocial behaviors plummet. 104 pages; spiral-bound; grades 3–8

Bestseller Parents need to be involved in their children’s education every step of the way. Record Book Plus includes open-ended and traditional grading sheets, behavior-management documentation sheets, and parent communication resources with helpful tips and guidelines. 168 pages; spiral-bound; grades K–8

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Teacher’s Plan Books Plus #1–7 112 pages, spiral-bound, and recommended for grades K–8 By Lee Canter Teacher’s Plan Book Plus #1

Teacher’s Plan Book Plus #4

Teacher’s Plan Book Plus #7

Assertive Discipline ®

Parents on Your Side ®

Reading and Literacy A to Z ®

Bestseller Strengthen your discipline efforts with weekly behaviormanagement tips and reminders.

Gain the parental support you need for your school’s behavior and academic programs.

Bestseller Improve your students’ reading and literacy skills with practical guidelines and activities.

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Teacher’s Plan Book Plus #2

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Assertive Discipline ®

Motivating Today’s LearnerTM

Bestseller Integrate advanced behavior-management ideas into your curriculum.

Motivate your students with activities for stimulating lessons and homework assignments.

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Teacher’s Plan Book Plus #3

Teacher’s Plan Book Plus #6

Homework Without Tears ®

Practical Tips for New Teachers ®

Develop the most effective homework assignments to complement your lesson plan.

Become a more successful teacher with dozens of practical preparation strategies.

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2-Day Workshops

Collaborative Common Assessments

March 9–10 March 21–22 April 11–12 April 25–26 October 24–25 December 5–6

Explore the tight-loose structure of collaborative common assessments. Gain tools, protocols, and strategies to design and effectively employ quality assessments that enable teams to collect meaningful instructional data and respond appropriately with interventions and enrichments.

San Diego, CA San Antonio, TX St. Louis, MO Salt Lake City, UT Seattle, WA Pasadena, CA

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Daily Differentiation for Tier 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

April 6–7 April 20–21 October 17–18 October 24–25

Denver, CO Des Moines, IA Tulsa, OK Grand Rapids, MI

Great teachers orchestrate quality instructional experiences for every student every day. When learners struggle or demonstrate mastery, teachers must know how to differentiate their instructional strategies. At this workshop, you’ll explore the elements to create powerful Tier 1 instructional programs.

Design in Five October 5–6 Orlando, FL October 26–27 Grand Rapids, MI November 14–15 St. Louis, MO

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Develop effective assessments that create a culture of learning to engage students and motivate them to succeed. Deepen your understanding of formative and summative assessments, and learn how to design assessments that guide instruction, involve students, and communicate learning.

Empowering Modern Learners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

October 19–20 Tulsa, OK October 26–27 Seattle, WA

Chart a path to a more modern approach to education. Discover how to navigate the transition from traditional teaching and learning methods to more relevant, powerful practices that focus on developing passionate, confident, and creative learners.

Mathematics at Work November 14–15 San Diego, CA

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Achieving excellence in mathematics teaching and learning begins by understanding the thousands of instruction and assessment decisions teachers and teacher teams make. Gain a deeper understanding of the hope for student learning provided by the 10 high-leverage actions of teacher teams.

On Your Mark Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 18–19 April 20–21 October 4–5 November 16–17

Des Moines, IA Seattle, WA Minneapolis, MN St. Louis, MO

The most effective grading practices provide accurate, specific, timely feedback designed to improve student performance. This workshop will challenge antiquated practices and provide you with research-based options for grading and reporting that are fair, motivating, and meaningful to both students and parents.

RTI at Work

March 7–8 March 23–24 April 4–5 April 13–14 April 18–19 April 27–28 October 6–7 December 7–8

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Learn why bureaucratic, paperwork-heavy, compliance-oriented, test-score-driven approaches fail—and then learn how to create an RTI model that works. Acquire four essential guiding principles and a simple process for implementation to help your school make RTI efficient, effective, and equitable.

Unstoppable Learning October 3–4 Orlando, FL November 16–17 San Diego, CA

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Explore the Unstoppable Learning model, which includes seven components critical to student success. Discover how to become an Unstoppable Learning school—where students are engaged in meaningful tasks, assessment and instruction are linked in meaningful ways, and classroom management is highly effective.

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Institutes/Summits

Whether you are aligning with state standards or the Common Core, your goal is to ensure students love learning and are motivated to achieve. During the conference, you’ll hear keynotes and participate in breakouts packed with tools, tips, and templates for successful instruction and assessment. Experts will share implementation strategies, answer questions, and discuss next steps with your team. You’ll leave empowered and prepared to ensure every student, regardless of background, is college and career ready.

April 4–6 Phoenix, AZ

Leadership NOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Get top-to-bottom training on everything from the key elements of effective leadership to techniques necessary for transforming student learning. Ensure collaborative learning through shared leadership and accountability, and gain tools, tips, and templates proven to impact team effectiveness and student learning.

November 2–4 Las Vegas, NV

Mathematics in a PLC at Work Summit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 TM

A lineup of renowned experts including Timothy D. Kanold and Juli K. Dixon, will teach you everything you need to know about designing a solid mathematics program. Explore proven strategies, tips, and techniques to inspire meaningful mathematics teaching and learning, and discover how to implement effective grading practices that accurately measure student mastery. Establish next steps for your team, and receive customized, practical answers to your most pressing questions.

December 5–7 Orlando, FL

Professional Learning Communities at Work Institutes . . . 14 TM

Gain access to powerful strategies, learn from trusted experts, and build team commitment. You’ll hear keynotes from some of the most insightful minds in education and attend practitioner-centered breakouts that delve deep to answer your specific implementation questions. Your team will leave inspired, informed, and ready to drive sustained school improvement.

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Edmond, OK Las Vegas, NV St. Charles, MO Minneapolis, MN San Antonio, TX San Jose, CA Atlanta, GA Orlando, FL Lincolnshire, IL Seattle, WA Long Beach, CA Edmonton, AB San Antonio, TX Des Moines, IA

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Champions of PLC at Work Anthony Muhammad, Mike Mattos, Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Tim Brown TM

RTI at Work Institutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 TM

Learn how to create a proactive process to identify students who need help, place them in the proper intervention, monitor their progress, revise interventions as needed, and determine when they no longer need additional support.

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Book & Video Index 20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core........53, 90 21st Century Skills........................................................... 80 40 Reading Intervention Strategies for K–6 Students........ 90

A Ahead of the Curve......................................................... 45 Aligning School Districts as PLCs..................................... 21 Are We a Group or a Team?............................................... 9 Assertive Discipline®...................................................... 105 Assessment Toolkit, The................................................... 43

B Balanced Assessment...................................................... 44 Ball, The.......................................................................... 98 Becoming a Reflective Teacher......................................... 74 Best Practices at Tier 1 series........................................... 24 Beyond the Common Core series................................34, 54 Beyond the RTI Pyramid................................................... 31 Boys Will Be Boys, But What About Girls?....................... 106 Brainwork....................................................................... 97 Breaking the Poverty Barrier.......................................... 102 Breaking Through............................................................ 86 Bringing Homework Into Focus........................................ 44 Bringing Innovation to School.......................................... 79 Bringing the Common Core to Life in K–8 Classrooms...... 53 Bring Your Own Device.................................................... 80 Building a Common Core–Based Curriculum.................... 53 Building a Culture of Hope.............................................. 62 Building a Professional Learning Community at WorkTM...... 8 Bullying and Beyond series............................................ 106 Bullying and Peer Harassment........................................ 106

C Change Wars................................................................... 99 Claim Your Domain—And Own Your Online Presence...... 82 Classroom Habitudes....................................................... 80 Classroom Management for Academic Success............... 105 Closing the RTI Gap....................................................... 102 Coaching Classroom Instruction....................................... 74 Collaborating for Success With the Common Core............ 56 Collaborative Administrator, The....................................... 11 Collaborative Common Assessments................................ 42 Collaborative Teacher, The................................................ 11 Collaborative Teams in Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM................................................ 9 Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools..................... 73 Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at WorkTM series.......................................12, 54 Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at WorkTM series.................................12, 34, 54 Common Formative Assessment..................................10, 44 Common Language Assessment for English Learners........ 87 Communicating & Connecting With Social Media............. 81 Conferencing and Reporting............................................ 46 Connected Educator, The................................................. 80 Connecting the Dots........................................................ 78 Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy series................... 78 Content, Then Process..................................................... 45 Counting What Counts.................................................... 96 Create Future-Ready Classrooms, Now!........................... 79 Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom.................................... 81 Creating Physical & Emotional Security in Schools............ 97 Creating Purpose-Driven Learning Experiences................. 81 Critical Conversations in Co-Teaching............................ 104 Cultural Literacy for the Common Core............................ 53 Cultures Built to Last......................................................... 8

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Data-Based Decision Making........................................... 61 Data Dynamics................................................................ 61 Deeper Learning.............................................................. 78 Delivering on the Promise................................................ 62 Design in Five.................................................................. 42 Designing Effective Classroom Management.................... 76 Designing Teacher-Student Partnership Classrooms.......... 81 Differentiation and the Brain........................................... 68 Discipline With Dignity................................................... 106

Implementing Project-Based Learning.............................. 81 Implementing RTI With English Learners......................31, 87 In Praise of American Educators......................................... 7 Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in K–12...................... 81 Instructional Methods for Differentiation & Deeper Learning..................................................... 67 Instructional Planning for Effective Teaching..................... 67 Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching................... 67 It’s About Time................................................................ 24 It’s TIME.......................................................................... 40

E Elements of Grading........................................................ 43 Embedded Formative Assessment.................................... 45 End of School as We Know It, The.................................... 82 Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp........ 81 Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom........................ 6

F Five Dimensions of Engaged Teaching, The....................... 68 Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders, The.................................... 8 Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading.......... 76 Freedom to Learn............................................................ 82 Fresh Look at Grading and Reporting in High Schools, A... 46 Friendly Schools Plus series............................................ 107 From Master Teacher to Master Learner........................... 81 From Tired to Inspired...................................................... 91

G Game Plan...................................................................... 11 Gearing Up for Learning Beyond K–12............................. 82 Getting District Results.................................................... 12 Getting Started................................................................. 8 Global School, The........................................................... 81 Got Data? Now What?.................................................... 61 Grading and Learning...................................................... 42

H Handbook for High Reliability Schools, A.......................... 73 Handbook for SMART School Teams, The.......................... 61 Highly Engaged Classroom, The....................................... 76 How RTI Works in Secondary Schools............................... 32 How to Coach Leadership in a PLC.................................. 20 How to Cultivate Collaboration in a PLC.......................... 20 How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools.... 20 How to Launch PLCs in Your District................................. 20 How to Leverage PLCs for School Improvement................ 20 How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core.... 56 How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC..... 20

J Journey to Becoming a Professional Learning Community, The........................................... 11

K Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill...................................................... 6 Kids Left Behind, The..................................................... 102

L Last Frontier, The............................................................. 45 Leader’s Companion, A...................................................... 6 Leadership...................................................................... 96 Leadership and Learning................................................. 97 Leadership in Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM................................................ 9 Leaders of Learning......................................................7, 98 Leading by Design........................................................... 11 Leading Difficult Conversations.......................................... 9 Leading Modern Learning................................................ 78 Leading the New Literacies.............................................. 78 Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning.................... 46 Learning by Doing............................................................. 6 Learning CPR.................................................................. 26 Literacy 2.0..................................................................... 91 Literacy Look-Fors........................................................... 92 Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms.....................56, 86

M Make School Meaningful—And Fun!............................... 82 Making Classroom Assessment Work............................... 46 Making Math Accessible to English Language Learners.... 87 Making Math Accessible to Students With Special Needs.......................................................... 104 Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching series............ 38 Making Teamwork Meaningful........................................... 8 Making Time at Tier 2...................................................... 24 Managing the Inner World of Teaching............................. 76 Mastering Digital Literacy................................................ 78 Mastering Global Literacy................................................ 78 Mastering Media Literacy................................................ 78 Mind, Brain, & Education................................................. 97 Mobile Learning Devices.................................................. 81 More Than a SMART Goal................................................ 61 Motivating Students.................................................68, 106 Motivating Students Who Don’t Care........................69, 106

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New Pillars of Modern Teaching, The................................ 82 New Way, A....................................................................... 7

School Leader’s Guide to English Learners, The................. 86 School Leader’s Guide to Grading, The............................. 45 School Leader’s Guide to Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM, The........................... 8 School Leader’s Guide to Special Education, The............. 104 School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, A...... 76 School Leader’s Guide to the Common Core.................... 56 School of Belonging Plan Book, The............................... 108 Score to Soar................................................................... 98 Self-Assessment and Goal Setting.................................... 46 Setting and Using Criteria................................................ 46 Shifting the Monkey........................................................ 98 Shifting to Common Core Literacy.................................... 53 Simplifying Response to Intervention............................... 25 Solutions for Digital Learner–Centered Classrooms series...................................................... 81 Solutions for Modern Learning series............................... 82 Solutions for Professional Learning Communities series.... 20 Starting a Movement....................................................... 21 Stop Leading Like It’s Yesterday!...................................... 97 Strategies for Mathematics Instruction and Intervention series............................................... 40 Succeeding With Difficult Students®............................... 105 Supporting Beginning Teachers........................................ 74

Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions................... 25 Unstoppable Learning..................................................... 70 Using Common Core Standards to Enhance Classroom Instruction & Assessment........................................... 75 Using Digital Games as Assessment and Instruction Tools.................................................. 81 Using Formative Assessment in the RTI Framework........... 31 Using Technology to Enhance Reading............................. 90 Using Technology to Enhance Writing.............................. 90

O On Common Ground....................................................... 10 On Solid Ground........................................................13, 26 On Your Mark.................................................................. 42 Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap............................ 60

P Passion and Persistence..................................................... 9 Personal Learning Networks............................................ 78 PLC at WorkTM Cartoon Book, The.................................... 12 PLC Toolkit, The............................................................... 16 Power of Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM, The......................................... 9 Power of SMART Goals, The............................................. 61 Power Struggles............................................................ 107 Power Tools for Adolescent Literacy.................................. 91 Practical Guide to Planning Interventions & Monitoring Progress, A....................................31, 104 Practical Look at Response to Intervention, A................... 26 Principal as Assessment Leader, The................................. 43 Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM.................. 10 Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM and Virtual Collaboration............................................. 6 Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM Plan Book...........................................................10, 108 Proficiency-Based Assessment.......................................... 44 Protocols for Professional Learning Conversations............ 21 Pyramid of Behavior Interventions.............................31, 105 Pyramid Response to Intervention.................................... 25

Q Quality Assessment in High Schools................................. 46 Questioning Sequences in the Classroom......................... 74

R Raising Questions and Finding Answers in Our Grading Practices................................................ 45 Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap................................ 10 Real-World Learning Framework for Secondary Schools.... 66 Rebuilding the Foundation............................................... 92 Reclaiming Youth at Risk............................................... 102 Record Book Plus.......................................................... 108 Redefining Fair................................................................ 44 Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation......... 80 Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM.............................................. 10 Right to Be Literate, The................................................... 91 Role of PLCs in Advancing 21st Century Skills, The............ 13 Role of the Bystander, The.............................................. 106 RTI & Differentiated Reading in the K–8 Classroom.......... 31 RTI in Math..................................................................... 32 RTI in Middle and High Schools........................................ 32 RTI in the Early Grades.................................................... 32 RTI Toolkit, The................................................................ 32

T Teacher as Assessment Leader, The.................................. 43 Teacher’s Plan Books Plus #1–7..................................... 108 Teaching Argumentation.................................................. 75 Teaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards.............................................................52, 92 Teaching for Diversity...................................................... 69 Teaching Reading & Comprehension to English Learners, K–5................................................. 86 Teaching Reasoning........................................................ 75 Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives....................... 91 Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists........................ 56 Teaching the iGeneration................................................. 79 Teaching Your Secondary ELLs the Academic Language of Tests...................................................... 87 Texts, Tasks, & Talk........................................................... 52 Think Big, Start Small...................................................... 68 Through New Eyes.......................................................... 11 Tiers Without Tears.......................................................... 26 Transformative Teaching.................................................. 66 Transforming School Culture.......................................60, 99 Transforming Schools and Systems Using Assessment....... 46 Turning Your School Around............................................. 62

V Vocabulary for the Common Core.................................... 73 Vocabulary for the New Science Standards....................... 74 Vocabulary Games for the Classroom............................... 75

W What Do I Do When . . . ?.............................................. 107 What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Reading................................................ 92 What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Writing................................................. 92 When Actions Speak Louder Than Words........................ 104 Who Owns the Learning?................................................ 79 Why Culture Counts...................................................... 102 Why Social Media Matters............................................... 79 Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach, The.............................60, 99 Working With Difficult & Resistant Staff........................... 98

Y You’ve Got to Reach Them to Teach Them........................ 68

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Online Course Index 21st Century Skills ..............................................................................................80 Help your students learn the skills they need for the 21st century. Gain perspectives and strategies from a variety of experts on how to re-envision learning and prepare students for a globally connected world that must adapt to evolving technology.

Assessment and the Common Core State Standards .....................................................................................................44 Construct a balanced set of assessment tools that improve instruction and gauge its success. Dr. Burke demonstrates how to repack the CCSS with a collaborative team, generate checklists and rubrics, share meaningful learning objectives with students, and craft performance tasks.

Becoming a Reflective Teacher ............................................................. 74 Dr. Marzano shows how to reflect on your teaching strengths and weaknesses in relation to nine critical questions, provides methods to systematize your reflection process, and explains how to use focused strategies to achieve your goals. Presented by Marzano Research

Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at WorkTM series .....................................................................................................55 Through this series of self-paced online courses, you’ll discover how to successfully integrate the CCSS for English language arts. Each course, tailored to specific grade levels, explores how to implement the CCSS within the powerful PLC at WorkTM process.

Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, Grades 3–8 ............................................................................................................34, 55

Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading ..........................................................................................................................76 Dr. Marzano and Dr. Heflebower walk you through the research and theories that support what kind of feedback, assessment, and grading enhance student learning. Learn how to construct assessments, create rubric-based scales to inform assessments, and monitor students’ progress. Presented by Marzano Research

Grading

A Guide to Effective Practice ............................................................................43 Ensure that your grading systems are accurate, fair, specific, and timely. Learn processes for evaluating your current grading system, discussing contentious grading issues with colleagues, and engaging all stakeholders in the feedback and grading process.

Motivating and Engaging Students ........................................................75 Discover how to raise students’ energy levels, facilitate constructive emotions, demonstrate a positive demeanor, express enthusiasm, and use humor to create a classroom culture in which all students are accepted and challenged. Presented by Marzano Research

The PLC at WorkTM Process Today ....................................................... 13 Come to a better understanding of the PLC at WorkTMt process, and discover how teachers and administrators are redefining their roles and responsibilities in ways that lead to a collaborative, resultsoriented culture that enhances both student and adult learning.

RTI at WorkTM series...............................................................................................26

Dr. Kanold and Dr. Briars explain the whys and how-tos for implementing the CCSS for mathematics in this course. You’ll gain strategies for teaching for understanding, tools for planning lessons and evaluating assessments, and classroom-ready tasks that put theory into practice.

Learn how to develop timely, targeted interventions at all three tiers of the RTI pyramid for grades K–12. Explore the rationale and strategic steps needed to design a successful plan, and discover a user-friendly framework for overcoming implementation challenges.

Common Formative Assessments in a PLC at WorkTM ....42

Teaching Boys in Poverty .......................................................................... 102

Gain a deeper understanding of PLCs, learn the importance of common formative assessments, and develop techniques for designing and implementing effective common formative assessments. Quizzes, personal reflections, and writing assignments will be used to assess learning and competency.

Ruby K. Payne and Jim Littlejohn provide invaluable insight about boys who grow up in poverty and how to reach them in school, based on research about their physical, cognitive, and emotional development.

Differentiation and the Brain .................................................................68

Teaching Reading and Comprehension to English Learners, Grades K–5 .......................................................................................86

Discover the major components of a brain-friendly quality curriculum; explore effective practices for assessing student achievement to inform instruction; learn how to respond to student readiness, interests, and learning profiles; and investigate effective management techniques for the differentiated classroom.

Dr. Calderón outlines techniques for elementary teachers seeking to improve the reading and comprehension skills of ELs in their classrooms. You will be led through the steps needed to select vocabulary for reading, preteach this vocabulary, and model comprehension strategies.

Elementary Reading Intervention Strategies, Grades K–6 .................................................................................................................90

Transforming School Culture ............................................................60, 99

Prepare yourself to intervene immediately and effectively at the first signs of students’ struggles by building a personal menu of research-based strategies. From phonics to comprehension, Dr. McEwan-Adkins shows how to help your students develop essential reading skills.

Explore the root causes of staff resistance to change, and learn immediate, accessible strategies that improve school culture. Dr. Muhammad provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive learning environment.

Using Web 2.0 in Teaching and Instruction .............................79 Discover how you can use today’s technology to create classroom experiences that encourage your students to learn. Through teacher workshops and middle school classroom demonstrations, the presenters provide practical suggestions for using new technology to teach “old school” skills.

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