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Re: Formative Assessments

Formative assessments - both "formal" and "informal" are so important to enable teachers to adjust their own instruction. They are important for kids, too, as the formative assessments allow them to see where they are with the learning expectations. I…
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Struggling Students: Causes and Cures with Bobb Darnell

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Re: Change

Yes! Fantastic author - and he has one for your personal life as well. A nice summary of his work is at http://www.strategies-for-managing-change.com/william-bridges.html And you can even sign up for a free e-course if you like!
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Re: Change

The most user friendly source I have for understanding and working with change is "Managing Transitions, Making the Most of Change" by William Bridges. He, in very understandable terms, outlines the three (3) phases individuals go through when faced with …
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Re: Relationship Building - Meaningful Two-Way Communication

For anyone interested in building relationships and establishing a base of helpful, encouraging leadership, I would urge them to either view the Video, "The Art of Possibility," or read the book by the same name. Rosamund and Benjamin Zander are the autho…
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Re: TLC - Professional Development of TLC Leaders

We are learners here at BC. We have participated in the New Teacher Center and Knight Training with GWAEA. We've also learned with Pete Hall and Elena Aguilar in the summer of 2015 in Jefferson, Iowa and ate at a great place "209 Main" in Paton, Iow…
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Re: Standards Based Grading

I would agree with the steps mentioned by Sara in her post. Based on the level of pushback that sometimes occurs in communities when anything "standards-based" is put forth in a public forum, I recommend communicating the discussions as grading and assess…
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Re: Standards Based Grading

In West Branch, we started out talking about toxic grading practices (resources = Guskey and Reeves) seven years ago. We then had four teachers pilot SBG in their middle school classes - including using the SBG side of PowerSchool. The pilot allowed us …
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Re: Standards Based Grading

In West Branch, we started out talking about toxic grading practices (resources = Guskey and Reeves) seven years ago. We then had four teachers pilot SBG in their middle school classes - including using the SBG side of PowerSchool. The pilot allowed us …
http://www.iowaascd.org/index.php/events/curriculum-leads-connections/standards-based-grading/re-standards-based-grading/

Re: TLC - Professional Development of TLC Leaders

Thanks, Matt, and I know several AEAs have used the work of Diane Sweeney. The Iowa ASCD website on professional learning communities offers several webinars, articles, and supports. It can be located at http://iowaascd.org/index.php/members1/approaches…
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Re: PLC

Matt, first of all congratulations on the recognition by Solution Tree. And, secondly, I really appreciate your sharing the continuum. I think it helps people understand what a novice team looks like and one that has "arrived." May Iowa ASCD have permi…
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Re: PLC

Two of the buildings in our district have been named model professional learning communities by Solution Tree via [url=http://www.allthingsplc.info/plc-locator/us]AllThingsPLC.info[/url]. This is not to suggest we've perfected the professional learning co…
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Re: TLC - Professional Development of TLC Leaders

Our AEA has provided a number of PD opportunities for instructional coaches last year and this year, too. Last year, our instructional coaches participated in learning facilitated by the New Teacher Center. Pete Hall (ASCD!) did a one day event, which…
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Re: Change

A couple of resources I would highly recommend are available on our website: * Leading in a Culture of Change by Michael Fullan is a 15-page "must" for you and your learning teams - http://iowaascd.org/files/5413/4503/4056/MFullanAug15.pdf * Choo…
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Iowa ASCD Board Agenda - September 27, 2016

Iowa ASCD Board Agenda – September 27, 2016  Agenda of Iowa ASCD Board Meeting September 27, 2016 4:00 – 8:30 P.M.   Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center – Conference… http://www.iowaascd.org/index.php/events/iowa-ascd-board-meetings/iowa-ascd-board-agenda-september-27-2016/

Re: Data Analysis

Becky, I think it would be good for anyone, although I would recommend the curriculum leads review it and determine if appropriate for the educators in their district.
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