Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice Series (Three Books)

Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice Series (Three Books)

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Authors: Brenda Augusta, Ruth Gauvreau & Gerry Hector (Lesson Study)

Authors: Lori Jeschke, Dave Carter, Cheryl Shields & Deborah Bidulka (Residency)

Authors: Linda Inglis, Maria Michailides, and Dean Michailides
Foreword by Anne Davies, Ph.D. and Sandra Herbst (Instructional Talk Throughs)

If you are an educator interested in professional learning as a teacher leader, a professional development leader, a school-based leader, or a system leader, the authors invite you to read their stories and consider the ways in which you might adapt them to work in your particular context.

These authors address the challenges and opportunities faced by teachers and leaders with three companion books that highlight the connection between assessment for learning principles and professional development structures.

The series consists of three books:

Lesson Study: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice 

Lesson Study: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice focuses on an actual account of how a school staff built their professional development framework on the cornerstones of assessment for learning. Through the structure of the lesson study, discover how these educators:

  • linked collaborative planning with creating a clear learning destination
  • described modelling and observing through the lens of identifying quality
  • debriefed and revised lessons as a process of giving and receiving descriptive feedback
  • collected triangulated evidence of their own learning

If you are an educator interested in professional learning as a teacher leader, a professional development leader, a school-based leader, or a system leader, the authors invite you to read their story and consider the ways in which you might adapt it to work in your particular context.

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Residency: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice

Residency: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice is an account of how a school district turned the implementation of a common progress report for Grades 1 – 9 into an even deeper change – a shift in assessment, learning pedagogy, and practice across their entire system. Through the structure of a residency model, learn how these educators:

  • walked alongside their adult and student learners
  • set the stage for the impending change
  • embedded collaborative professional learning in the classroom
  • supported growth of practice
  • reflected on feedback to feed learning forward
  • sustained the change

If you are an educator interested in supporting professional learning and systemic change as a teacher leader, a professional development leader, a school-based leader, or a system leader, the authors invite you to read their story and consider the ways in which you might adapt it to work in your particular context.

Residency: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice is the second in a series of three books for teachers and leaders that highlights the connection between assessment for learning principles and professional development structures.

Instructional Talk Throughs: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice

Instructional Talk Throughs: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice describes the approach to instructional leadership and professional learning developed by three school principals. These authors and the professional staff they worked alongside set a course that used assessment for learning as both the content and process to create a model focused on learning for all.

Through the structure of instructional talk throughs, learn how these educators:

  • took specific actions to ensure a safe and productive professional learning environment embedded within the classroom.
  • set the stage for all learners to reflect and identify ways to feed the learning forward into their own practice.
  • adopted a co-learner stance of leadership that empowered teachers to own and monitor their professional learning.

If you are interested in supporting professional learning and systemic change as a teacher leader, a professional development leader, a school-based leader, or a system leader, the authors invite you to read their account and consider the ways in which you might adapt it to work in your context.

Instructional Talk Throughs is the third book in the series, Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice, written for teachers and leaders, that highlights the connection between assessment for learning principles and professional development structures.