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Collaboration for Career and Technical Education

This practical resource explicitly outlines how CTE educators can integrate PLC best practices and collaborative team processes into their daily work. Maximize career and technical education for students through research-based teaching strategies.

Benefits

  • Become familiar with the common issues that prevent CTE educators from engaging in the collaborative PLC process.
  • Learn why and how the PLC process benefits both CTE educators and students.
  • Learn how CTE educators can create collaborative programs that are tailored toward CTE fields of study.
  • Receive professional guidance and concrete, achievable teaching strategies for creating an effective PLC process.
  • Access a checklist of crucial action steps for career tech teams at the end of each chapter.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword: Gamble, Carouse, and Explore by Douglas Reeves
Introduction: Accidental Friendships
Chapter 1: Clinical Supervision—Improving Classroom Instruction
Chapter 2: The Consumer-Validation Approach—Research Into Practice
Chapter 3: The Teacher Effects Research—Practices for Improving Instruction and Student Learning
Chapter 4: The Role of Teacher Interpersonal Behavior—Impacting Student Success
Chapter 5: The School Effects Research
Chapter 6: The Impetus of Professional Learning Communities at Work
Chapter 7: The Implementation of Professional Learning Communities at Work Concepts and Practices
Chapter 8: Absolutely Indispensable Passionate and Persistent Leadership
Chapter 9: Connie Donovan Revisited
Afterword: A Life Fulfilled by Jeffrey C. Jones

Study Guide

PRINTABLE REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 3

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Appendix B

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

BOOKS

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  • Bailey, K., & Jakicic, C. (2017). Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Malone, J. (2018). Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos M., & Weber, C. (2012). Simplifying Response to Intervention: Four Essential Guiding Principles. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Burke, K. (2010). Balanced Assessment: From Formative to Summative. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Conzemius, A., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The Handbook for SMART School Teams: Revitalizing Best Practices for Collaboration (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
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  • DuFour, R., & Marzano, R. J. (2011). Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Friziellie, H., Schmidt, J., & Spiller, J. (2016). Yes We Can! General and Special Educators Collaborating in a Professional Learning Community. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Gregory, G., Kaufeldt, M., & Mattos, M. (2016). Best Practices at Tier 1: Daily Differentiation for Effective Instruction, Secondary. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Hansen, A. (2015). How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J., Norford, J. S., & Ruyle, M. (2019). The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J., Warrick P., & Simms, J. A. (2014). A Handbook for High Reliability Schools: The Next Step in School Reform. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Mattos, M., DuFour, R., DuFour, R., & Eaker, R. (2016). Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Muhammad, A. (2018). Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Reibel, A., & Twadell, E. (2019). Proficiency-Based Grading in the Content Areas: Insights and Key Questions for Secondary Schools. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Williams, K., & Hierck, T. (2015). Starting a Movement: Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Appendix A