Breakthrough

Breakthrough

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Edited by Michael Fullan, Edited by Patricia Wonch Hill, Edited by Peter W. Hill, Edited by Carmel Crevola

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  • Publisher: Corwin Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 136 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 10mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 13 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Thousand Oaks
  • ISBN 10: 1412926424
  • ISBN 13: 9781412926423
  • Sales rank: 33,087

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'This is a timely and thought-provoking book. Fullan, Hill, and Crevola address the complexity of teaching and leading, and offer a compelling way forward that focuses on learning for all students through personalization, precision teaching, and professional learning for educators. By connecting assessment with learning, leading with teaching and learning, and classrooms instruction with district and government roles and responsibilities, the authors present an integrated approach that promises to 'breakthrough' the sterile standardization that plagues contemporary education' - Dean Fink, Professor, OISE/University of Toronto , and author of Leadership for Mortals (Paul Chapman Publishing, 2005) 'An outstanding book for educators to transform classroom practice and learning strategies. It builds important perspectives on personalizing learning that will inform current practice. Highly recommended' - Brent Davies, Professor, University of Hull, and author of The Essentials of School Leadership (Paul Chapman Publishing, 2005) Redesign classroom instruction to transform learning for both students and teachers! Breakthrough presents a revolutionary new approach to educational reform, breaking away from the conventional paradigm to help educators create focused instruction, transform the classroom experience, and dramatically raise and sustain performance levels for students and teachers alike. This book provides the breakthrough concepts needed for developing precise, validated, data-driven instruction personalized to each and every student. Synthesizing the best of current instructional models, this framework focuses on the Triple P Core Breakthrough Components: Personalization - meaningful, student-centered classroom interactions; Precision - using formative assessments to monitor individual student progress; and Professional Learning - daily, ongoing learning for all educators. Helping educators create expert instructional systems, while breaking through the "prescription trap," the authors introduce unique elements of the Breakthrough model, including: * improvement by design * assessment for learning * critical learning instructional paths * mapping instructional paths * smart use of data to drive instruction * locking in ongoing improvement. Breakthrough establishes the tipping point for moving toward personalized, high-quality instruction and learning in the classroom to ensure continuous improvement and ongoing academic success.

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Consulting Description Consulting Description: Leadership Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He served as special adviser in education to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty from 2003 to 2013, and now serves as one of four advisers to Premier Kathleen Wynne. Michael has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, University of Leicester, Nipissing University, Duquesne University, and The Hong Kong Institute of Education. He consults with governments and school systems in several countries. Fullan has won numerous awards for his more than 30 books, including the 2015 Grawemeyer prize with Andy Hargreaves for Professional Capital. His books include the best sellers Leading in a Culture of Change, The Six Secrets of Change, Change Leader, All Systems Go, Motion Leadership, and The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. His latest books are Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp (with Katelyn Donnelly), Leadership: Key Competencies (with Lyle Kirtman), and Freedom to Change. To learn more, visit his website at www.michaelfullan.ca. Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an eStudy opportunity! Visit http://www.corwin.com/learning/estudy/fullan.html for more information. Photo: Social Imagery Peter Hill retired as secretary general of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) on December 14, 2007. He has held numerous senior positions in school administration and educational research in Australia and the USA, including as head of the school system in the State of Victoria, Australia, and as professor of leadership and management in the faculty of education of The University of Melbourne. More recently he was director of research and development at the National Center on Education and the Economy in the USA. Over the past decade he has directed and assisted in a number of large-scale, comprehensive school improvement projects. His research interests are in the fields of assessment, school effectiveness and improvement, and instructional leadership. Carmel Crevola is currently an independent international literacy consultant, author, and researcher who works extensively in Australia, Canada, UK, and the US. Her focus is on assisting systems to align their assessment processes, instructional practices, and instructional leadership. Crevola has pioneered new approaches to data-driven literacy instruction and has led several large-scale school reform initiatives in both Australia and the USA. Formerly a school principal in Victoria, Australia, she has 22 years of K-9 classroom teaching experience.

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"Breakthrough is one of the few books that demonstrably understands [personalizing learning] and is prepared to eschew the rhetoric of educational reform and go deep to explore it Professor David Hopkins, HSBC iNet Chair of International Leadership, Institute of Education, London"

Table of contents

Foreword Preface Acknowledgements About the Authors 1. The New Mission for School Systems A System Stalled The Prescription Trap 2. Breakthrough Components The Triple P Core Components 3. Transforming Classroom Instruction The Current Model The Crux of the Problem A Basis in Learning Theory The Breakthrough 4. Creating Expert Instructional Systems A Focus on Improvement by Design Expert Instructional Systems Assessment for Learning Lessons From Health Care 5. Building a Critical Learning Instructional Path Mapping the Instructional Path Measuring and Monitoring Learning Using the Data to Drive Instruction Classroom Organization Loops and Detours in the Critical Learning Instructional Path Beyond Early Literacy Locking In Ongoing Improvement Building the System 6. Breakthrough Leadership: A Way Forward What Is Needed Using Change Knowledge The Breakthrough Framework Breakthrough Leadership Conclusion References Index