Leading a High Reliability School

Learn how and why High Reliability Schools use interdependent systems of operation and the PLC at Work™ process to establish and maintain school effectiveness.

Benefits

  • Increase school effectiveness through a focus on student-centered learning and the implementation of research-based leading indicators of operation.
  • Monitor effective practices through the use of lagging indicators and quick data sources.
  • Explore the three big ideas associated with the PLC at Work™ process to implement student-centered learning, collaborative teaching strategies, and data-driven instruction.
  • Engage in periodic reflection on effective school leadership and instructional coaching practices.
  • Understand how to balance and achieve school and district goals using data to improve students' academic achievement and college- and career-readiness skills.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: The Primacy of the PLC Process
Chapter 1: High Reliability Organizations and School Leadership
Chapter 2: Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture
Chapter 3: Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
Chapter 4: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Chapter 5: Standards-Referenced Reporting
Chapter 6: Competency-Based Education
Chapter 7: District Leadership in High Reliability Schools
Appendix: Principal Collaborative Team Agenda from Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation

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Introduction

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BOOKS

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  • DuFour, R., & Fullan, M. (2013). Cultures Built to Last: Systemic PLCs at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., & Marzano, R. J. (2011). Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
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  • Heflebower, T., Hoegh, J. K., & Warrick, P. (2014). A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research.
  • Marzano, R. J. (2010). Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research.
  • Marzano, R. J. (2017). The New Art and Science of Teaching. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J. (2018). Making Classroom Assessments Reliable and Valid. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J., Heflebower, T., Hoegh, J. K., Warrick, P., & Grift, G. (2016). Collaborative Teams that Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLCs. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research.
  • Marzano, R. J., Norford, J. S., Finn, M., & Finn, D., III. (2017). A Handbook for Personalized Competency-Based Education. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research.
  • Marzano, R. J., Warrick, P., & Simms, J. A. (2014). A Handbook for High Reliability Schools: The Next Step in School Reform. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research.
  • Marzano, R. J., & Waters, T. (2009). District Leadership That Works: Striking the Right Balance. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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