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Facilitator's Guide to Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World
Harnessing Data for School Improvement

  • Lorna M. Earl - University of Toronto, Canada
  • Steven Katz - Director, Aporia Consulting Ltd. and Faculty Member, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto
  • Sonia Ben Jaafar - Assistant to the Researcher in Residence, Ontario Ministry of Education, Ontario Ministry of Education


July 2014 | 64 pages | Corwin
Designed around the bestseller by Lorna M. Earl and Steven Katz, this Facilitator's Guide to Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World gives staff developers and workshop leaders the tools to facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events to help school leaders integrate data as a vital force in the school reform process.

This facilitator's guide features chapter summaries, discussion questions, journal prompts, staff development activities, resources, a seminar evaluation form, and more.

 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
How to Use This Guide  
Suggested Timeline for Workshop Schedule  
Overview of the Book  
Additional Resources for Facilitators  
 
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Facilitator's Guide to Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World: Harnessing Data for School Improvement by Lorna M. Earl and Steven Katz
 
Segment 1: What Do You Believe About Your School?
Chapter 1. Putting Data at the Center of School Improvement  
 
Segment 2: Capacities for Using Data for Decision Making
Chapter 2. Using Data for Informed Decision Making  
Chapter 3. Cultivating the Qualities of Data-Driven Leadership  
 
Segment 3: What Is the Context and Direction of This Inquiry?
Chapter 4. Developing an Inquiry Habit of Mind  
 
Segment 4: What Are the Data and Questions for This Inquiry?
Chapter 5. Becoming Data Literate  
 
Segment 5: How Do We Make Sense of the Data?
Chapter 5. Becoming Data Literate  
Chapter 6. Creating a Culture of Inquiry  
 
Segment 6: How Do We Do Something About What We Find?
Chapter 6. Creating a Culture of Inquiry  
 
Segment 7: Sustaining the Process
Chapter 7. Sustaining the Process: The Cycle of Inquiry  
 
Handouts
Handout 1. Metaphor Reflection Activity Sheet  
Handout 2. Initial Environmental Scan Activity Sheet: Part 1  
Handout 3. Initial Environmental Scan Activity Sheet: Part 2  
Handout 4. Selecting Your Colors Activity Sheet  
Handout 5. Block the Canvas: From Indicator Categories to Questions Activity Sheet  
Handout 6. Block the Canvas: From Questions to Data Sources Activity Sheet  
Handout 7. Data Quality Activity Sheet  
Handout 8. Questions About Data Quality Activity Sheet  
Handout 9. Interpreting the Individual Data Sources Activity Sheet  
Handout 10. Consensus About Interpretations Activity Sheet  
 
Workshop Evaluation Form

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Lorna M. Earl

Lorna M. Earl is a director of Aporia Consulting Ltd. and a retired associate professor from the Department of Theory and Policy Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She was the first director of assessment for the Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office, and she as been a researcher and research director in school districts for over 20 years. Throughout her career, Earl has concentrated her efforts on policy and program evaluations as a vehicle to enhance learning for pupils and for organizations. She has done extensive work in the areas of literacy and the middle years, but... More About Author

Steven Katz

Steven Katz is the director of Aporia Consulting Ltd. and a faculty member in the Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE, UT), where he teaches in the Child Study and Education graduate program. He is the recipient of the OISE, UT- wide award for teaching excellence. Steven has a PhD in human development and applied psychology, with specialization in applied cognitive science. His areas of expertise include cognition and learning, teacher education, networked learning communities, leading professional learning, and evidence-informed decision making for... More About Author

Sonia Ben Jaafar

Sonia Ben Jaafar is a research associate at Aporia Consulting Ltd. She works internationally to support policy and program development and implementation through applied research and evaluation. Her areas of expertise include assessment, accountability, educational reform, policy and program development, and comparative studies.Ben Jaafar graduated from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto with a PhD in theory and policy studies. She also holds an MA in curriculum, teaching, and learning; a BEd specialized in science education; and a BSc in biochemistry. More About Author

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