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Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do!

by Lyn Sharratt and Michael Fullan Corwin Press
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Build the bridge from data collection to improved instruction Assessment data can bury you or give you focused attention on how to recognize and reach every student. This book will show how to develop a common language for sharing all students a progress with all teachers and leaders, and how to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction. Based on worldwide research of 500 educators, the book is organized around clear definitions of: AssessmentInstructionLeadershipOwnership Included are numerous self-assessment tools and frameworks to help implement improvement at the district and state levels. Improving education begins by understanding the needs and abilities of every student.

Foreword Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. From Information Glut to Well-Known FACES 2. The Power of Putting FACES on the Data 3. Making it Work in Practice -- Assessment 4. Making It Work in Practice -- Instruction 5. Leadership -- Individualizing for Improvement 6. Ownership --Of All FACES Epilogue Glossary of Terms Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E Appendix F Appendix G References Index

Lyn Sharratt is a Professor at OISE/University of Toronto where she lectures and currently coordinates the 26-student Learning and Leadership Ed D program. Lyn is the former Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Services in York Region District School Board, a large Canadian School District where she and her staff curriculum team analyzed assessment data and developed a comprehensive literacy improvement program which they launched with the cooperation of senior leadership, principals and over 8800 teachers. The continuously improving 14 Parameter program resulted in increased achievement for a diverse, multi-cultural and multi-lingual population of over 115,000 students, and the district became the top performing district in Ontario, where teaching positions became among the most sought-after in the nation. Lyn has been a curriculum consultant, administrator and has also taught all elementary grades and secondary-age students in inner-city and rural settings. Lyn has analyzed and commented on Public Policy for a provincial organization; has taught pre-service education at York University; and led in-service professional learning in a provincial teachers union head office. She is lead author, with Michael Fullan, of both aRealization: The Change Imperative for Increasing District-Wide Reforma (Corwin, 2009) and, aPutting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do!a (Corwin, 2012). Currently, Lyn consults internationally, working with Districts, Administrators, Curriculum Consultants and Teachers in Chile, Australia, US, UK and Canada.A. An innovative thinker who is sought-after by institutions, publishers, and international think-tanks, Michael Fullan is special advisor on education to Dalton McGuinty, the premier of Ontario. He formerly served as dean and professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.AHe holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and from Nipissing University in Canada. Fullan served as dean of the faculty of education at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 2003, leading two major organizational transformations, including a merger of two large schools of education. He is currently working as adviser and consultant on several major education reform initiatives around the world. He bases his work on research and practice on both the public and private sectors, finding an increasing convergence in this literature. He has written several bestsellers on leadership and change that have been translated into several languages. Four of his books have won book of the year awards, and his publications have been translated into several languages.Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an online professional development opportunity!Visit our Professional Learning page for more information!