Synchronizing Success

A Practical Guide to Creating a Comprehensive Literacy System

"At Moreland Hills Elementary School something remarkable is taking place," writes district literacy specialist Maren Koepf. "Across the past ten years, teachers and administrators have worked together to produce a learning network supporting our students, our staff, and our parents. . . Much like the once-apprehensive peasants in the tale of Stone Soup, folks have gradually emerged from their isolated 'huts' of offices and classrooms to generate mutual resources, solutions, and innovations. Through joint endeavors, we created a Comprehensive Literacy System."

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"At Moreland Hills Elementary School something remarkable is taking place," writes district literacy specialist Maren Koepf. "Across the past ten years, teachers and administrators have worked together to produce a learning network supporting our students, our staff, and our parents. . . Much like the once-apprehensive peasants in the tale of Stone Soup, folks have gradually emerged from their isolated 'huts' of offices and classrooms to generate mutual resources, solutions, and innovations. ...read more

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Maren Koepf teaches and learns alongside the students and faculty of Moreland Hills Elementary Schools in Ohio.

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Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I: A Practical Framework for Continuous Improvement
Chapter 1: Uniting Voice and Vision
Chapter 2: Continuity by Design
Chapter 3: Continuous Professional Development
Chapter 4: Collaborative Leadership
Part II: Synchronizing Components for Literacy Success
Chapter 5: Reclaiming the "Professional" in Our Teaching Profession
Chapter 6: Apples to Apples: The Power of Common Assessments
Chapter 7: Standing on Strong Shoulders
Chapter 8: Response-Ability: Developing a Common System of Responding to Literacy Needs
Chapter 9: ...And Miles to Go
Appendixes
References
Index

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Grade: 6
Media: 192 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 0743Item No: 0775Item No: B743
ISBN: 978-157110-743-5ISBN: 978-157110-775-6ISBN: 978-15711B-743-5

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