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Online Professional Development for Teachers

Emerging Models and Methods
Edited by Chris Dede

In Online Professional Development for Teachers, the authors look closely at exemplary online professional development programs, compare them carefully with one another, and draw helpful conclusions about them--both for those who develop online programs and for teachers and administrators in search of professional development programs that make a difference.

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Online Professional Development for Teachers

Emerging Models and Methods
Edited by Chris Dede

In Online Professional Development for Teachers, the authors look closely at exemplary online professional development programs, compare them carefully with one another, and draw helpful conclusions about them--both for those who develop online programs and for teachers and administrators in search of professional development programs that make a difference.

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Online Professional Development for Teachers

Emerging Models and Methods
Edited by Chris Dede

In Online Professional Development for Teachers, the authors look closely at exemplary online professional development programs, compare them carefully with one another, and draw helpful conclusions about them--both for those who develop online programs and for teachers and administrators in search of professional development programs that make a difference.

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Opportunity for All

A Framework for Quality and Equality in Education
Jennifer A. O’Day and Marshall S. Smith

Drawing on decades of research, policy, and practice, Jennifer A. O’Day and Marshall S. Smith show how strategies for pursuing educational quality and equal outcomes for all students can be linked, presenting an ambitious idea of the future of American education and a comprehensive theory of change for enacting that vision.
Available August 2019

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Outside Money in School Board Elections

The Nationalization of Education Politics
Jeffrey R. Henig, Rebecca Jacobsen, and Sarah Reckhow

Outside Money in School Board Elections documents and analyzes the injection of external funding into local elections. Local school board contests have recently become flashpoints of national donor interest. Some observers see this engagement as a needed boost for complacent school districts while others view it as a threat to local democracy.

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Pathways to Personalization

A Framework for School Change
Shawn C. Rubin and Cathy Sanford

Pathways to Personalization offers an innovative five-step framework to help school leaders and teacher teams design and implement blended and personalized learning initiatives based on local needs and interests. The book draws on principles of improvement science and change management, as well as work in nearly five hundred classrooms, to help educators define their own rationale for personalized learning; it guides them as they establish small pilot initiatives, determine criteria for success, evaluate their efforts, and create a path for replication and scale. Filled with activities and templates for organizing information and student feedback, the book also includes many examples of how district leaders, school principals, and teachers have successfully navigated the change process to create more student-centered classrooms. 

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Pathways to Teacher Leadership

Emerging Models, Changing Roles
Marya R. Levenson, Foreword by Ann Lieberman

Pathways to Teacher Leadership investigates emerging patterns in the development and effectiveness of teacher leadership.What roles do teachers pursue as they seek to lead change in their schools? What pressures and challenges do emerging leaders face? How can principals and peers support effective teacher leadership?

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Pathways to Teacher Leadership

Emerging Models, Changing Roles
Marya R. Levenson, Foreword by Ann Lieberman

Pathways to Teacher Leadership investigates emerging patterns in the development and effectiveness of teacher leadership.What roles do teachers pursue as they seek to lead change in their schools? What pressures and challenges do emerging leaders face? How can principals and peers support effective teacher leadership?

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Pay-for-Performance Teacher Compensation

An Inside View of Denver’s ProComp Plan
Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp

Denver’s groundbreaking campaign to introduce performance-based pay for teachers captured national and international attention and has paved the way for similar efforts elsewhere. In this book, Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp—among the key players in this successful come-from-behind campaign—offer the inside story of the ProComp initiative. They describe how entrepreneurial behavior within the teachers union and support from outside philanthropic groups propelled the plan from a cutting-edge concept into concrete policy.

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Pay-for-Performance Teacher Compensation

An Inside View of Denver’s ProComp Plan
Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp

Denver’s groundbreaking campaign to introduce performance-based pay for teachers captured national and international attention and has paved the way for similar efforts elsewhere. In this book, Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp—among the key players in this successful come-from-behind campaign—offer the inside story of the ProComp initiative. They describe how entrepreneurial behavior within the teachers union and support from outside philanthropic groups propelled the plan from a cutting-edge concept into concrete policy.

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Pay-for-Performance Teacher Compensation

An Inside View of Denver’s ProComp Plan
Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp

Denver’s groundbreaking campaign to introduce performance-based pay for teachers captured national and international attention and has paved the way for similar efforts elsewhere. In this book, Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp—among the key players in this successful come-from-behind campaign—offer the inside story of the ProComp initiative. They describe how entrepreneurial behavior within the teachers union and support from outside philanthropic groups propelled the plan from a cutting-edge concept into concrete policy.

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Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades

A Guide for Classroom Teachers and School Leaders
Penny A. Bishop, John M. Downes, and Katy Farber

Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades shows how teachers in grades 5–8 can leverage the use of personalized learning plans (PLPs) to increase student agency and engagement, helping youth to establish learning goals aligned with their interests and assess their own learning—particularly around essential skills that cut across disciplines.

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Perspectives on Language and Literacy

Beyond the Here and Now
Edited by Sarah W. Beck and Leslie Nabors Olah

This important book includes sections on cognitive and developmental approaches to language and literacy acquisition, sociocultural approaches to language and literacy, crosslinguistic and bilingual issues in language and literacy, and critical perspectives on language and literacy education.

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Perspectives on Language and Literacy

Beyond the Here and Now
Edited by Sarah W. Beck and Leslie Nabors Olah

This important book includes sections on cognitive and developmental approaches to language and literacy acquisition, sociocultural approaches to language and literacy, crosslinguistic and bilingual issues in language and literacy, and critical perspectives on language and literacy education.

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Pivotal Moments

How Educators Can Put All Students on the Path to College
Roberta Espinoza, foreword by Kathleen Cushman

For many students, making their way to higher education requires more than hard work and determination. Low-income minority students who overcome obstacles to achieve academic success have usually encountered at least one college-educated adult in their schooling who took the initiative to reach out to them and provide concrete academic guidance.

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Pivotal Moments

How Educators Can Put All Students on the Path to College
Roberta Espinoza, foreword by Kathleen Cushman

For many students, making their way to higher education requires more than hard work and determination. Low-income minority students who overcome obstacles to achieve academic success have usually encountered at least one college-educated adult in their schooling who took the initiative to reach out to them and provide concrete academic guidance.

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Policy Patrons

Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence
Megan E. Tompkins-Stange, Foreword by Robert B. Schwartz

Policy Patrons offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of decision making inside four influential education philanthropies: the Ford Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The outcome is an intriguing, thought-provoking look at the impact of current philanthropic efforts on education.

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Policy Patrons

Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence
Megan E. Tompkins-Stange, Foreword by Robert B. Schwartz

Policy Patrons offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of decision making inside four influential education philanthropies: the Ford Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The outcome is an intriguing, thought-provoking look at the impact of current philanthropic efforts on education.

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