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Literacy Program Evaluation and Development Initiatives for P-12 Teaching

Book Description

Teacher leadership is a critical component of effective curriculum assessment and professional development. With teacher-led inquiry being utilized, schools can better improve their learning programs. Literacy Program Evaluation and Development Initiatives for P-12 Teaching is a pivotal resource for the latest research on the benefits of using teacher educators to facilitate the assessment and improvements of school literacy programs. Highlighting a range of relevant topics on professional learning and teacher leadership, this book is ideally designed for school administrators, teachers, researchers, and academics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. GOALS
    2. BACKGROUND, RELEVANCY, AND SIGNIFICANCE
    3. SELECTION CRITERIA FOR PAPERS
    4. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Literacy Program Implementation and Evaluation
    1. Chapter 1: Mapping a Way to Design, Implement, and Evaluate Literacy Instruction in School Settings
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EVIDENCE-BASED SUPPORT FOR THE USE OF ASSESSMENT DATA TO GUIDE INSTRUCTION
      4. BENEFITS OF USING ASSESSMENT DATA FOR INSTRUCTION: DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION
      5. SCHOOL TEAMS’ USE OF A DATA ANALYTIC FRAMEWORK
      6. THE DATA ANALYTIC FRAMEWORK
      7. CASE SCENARIO: WESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 2: Methods and Processes for District-Wide Literacy Evaluation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PERSPECTIVES
      4. PROCESSES FOR EVALUATING A DISTRICT-WIDE LITERACY PROGRAM
      5. RESULTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX A: EXCERPT FROM TEACHER SURVEY
      11. APPENDIX B: EXCERPT FROM ACTION PLAN DEVELOPED FOR REGENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    3. Chapter 3: Advancing Instructional Coaching with Teacher Formative Assessment and Input
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COACH-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS
      4. GAPS IN THE LITERATURE ON COACHING
      5. FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING IN COACHING
      6. THE CSAS COACHING MODEL
      7. USING TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVES TO INFORM FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
  9. Section 2: Collaborative and Professional Learning
    1. Chapter 4: Reinventing PLCs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PLC FRAMEWORK REINVENTED
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 5: Comprehensive Literacy Coaching
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CPPPK FRAMEWORK
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 6: Coaches as Skillful Collaborators
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EXAMINING THE COACHES’ IMPACT ON SCHOOL-WIDE PRACTICE
      5. FINDINGS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 7: The Literacy Coach's Role in Supporting Teachers' Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Writing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. FINDINGS
      6. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
      7. SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
  10. Section 3: Teacher Leadership
    1. Chapter 8: Sharing Expertise Gained from Online Self-Directed Professional Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. ADAM’S JOURNEY
      6. DISCUSSION, SUGGESTIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX 1: INTERVIEW PROTOCOLS
      12. APPENDIX 2: RENAISSANCE PODCAST PROJECT OUTLINE
    2. Chapter 9: Not Just a Teacher
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. ONE TEACHER’S JOURNEY
      6. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTE
    3. Chapter 10: Perspectives on Teacher Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TEACHERS’ EXAMINATION OF THEIR CLASSROOM PRACTICE
      5. FINDINGS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 11: Coaching as a Grass Roots Effort for Building Leadership Capacity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MULTIPLE ROLES OF THE LITERACY COACH
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 12: Exploring Literacy Assessment through Teacher Leader Collaborative Inquiry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX: LITERACY COACHING AND ASSESSMENT
    6. Chapter 13: Supporting Literacy in Math and Science Classrooms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPING TEACHER SELF-EFFICACY FOR LITERACY IN MATH AND SCIENCE
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 14: Teacher Leadership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND LEADERSHIP THEORY
      5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors