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Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning
Leadership

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May 2016 | 120 pages | Corwin
Part of a groundbreaking 7-book series, co-developed by Learning Forward and Corwin, this book closes the "knowing-doing" gap by guiding educational leaders through the process for implementing the Learning Forward Standard for Professional Learning: Leadership.

Tackling the Leadership standard, it provides:
  • Original essays written by leading experts in the field to promote deeper understandings of the meaning of the Leadership standard
  • An array of templates, tools, and protocols  to help you design and delivery quality professional learning in your own district or school
  • Case studies of districts "getting it right" and educators who have realized the promise of effective professional learning.
 
Introduction to the Series - Stephanie Hirsh
 
The Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning
 
The Leadership Standard
 
About the Authors
 
1. Introduction - Karen Seashore Louis
 
Foundations: Leadership is Important – In New Ways
 
Integration: Organizing a School Around Learning for All
 
The Human Dimension of Professional Learning
 
Caring and Emotional Intelligence
 
Learning to be a Learning Organization
 
References
 
2. Learning Together for Leading Together - Shirley M. Hord
 
Change Makers – Change Leaders
 
Who Are Change Leaders
 
The Role of Leaders for Professional Learning and Change
 
Changing Larvae Into Butterflies
 
Alignment of Standards, Implementation Strategies, and Cycle of Continuous Improvement
 
Loosely or Tightly Coupled: Does It Matter
 
Conclusion
 
Readings of the Leadership Standard
 
References
 
3. Case Study - Valerie von Frank
 
Using this Case Study
 
The LaMura Report Catalyzes Change
 
Changing Classroom Practice Requires Changing the Working Culture
 
Professional Learning is Pushed to the Forefront
 
Changing Student Performance Required Changing Classroom Practice
 
Additional Instruction for Students
 
The Result is Improvement
 
Backlash and Reinvestment
 
Lexington Faces the Future
 
View from Three Seats
 
References
 
Discussion Questions
 
Index

Karen Seashore Louis

Karen Seashore Louis is the Rodney Wallace Professor of Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. Her area of expertise includes improvement in K–12 leadership and policy over the last 30 years, particularly in urban secondary schools. Louis also conducts research on organizational changes within higher education, with particular attention to faculty roles, and on international comparative policy in educational reform. A past president of Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), she is a widely published author in the field. Recent books include Organizing for School Change... More About Author

Shirley Moos Hord

Shirley M. Hord, PhD, is the scholar laureate of Learning Forward (previously National Staff Development Council), following her retirement as Scholar Emerita at the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory in Austin, Texas. There she directed the Strategies for Increasing Student Success Program. She continues to design and coordinate professional development activities related to educational change and improvement, school leadership, and the creation of professional learning communities. Her early roles as elementary school classroom teacher and university science education faculty at The University of Texas at Austin were followed... More About Author

Valerie von Frank

Valerie von Frank has written extensively about education over several decades as a daily newspaper reporter in multiple states covering public schools and, over the last decade, for NSDC publications, including JSD, Tools for Schools, The Learning System, The Learning Principal, and T3. She is a former editor of JSD, worked as a daily newspaper editor, served as communications director in an urban public school district, and was communications director for a Michigan nonprofit school reform organization. She is co-author with Ann Delehant of Making Meetings Work: How to Get Started, Get Going, and Get It Done (Corwin Press, 2007). She is... More About Author

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