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Energize Your Teams

Help your teams get better faster. Written for busy school leaders, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders, this ultimate “grab and grow” guide details how to bridge the gap between learning and doing at every stage of the PLC journey.

Benefits

  • Understand every aspect of a professional learning community and how collaborative teams and school leadership play a role in them.
  • This resource includes 23 different professional development modules with corresponding articles that coaches can use to support teams' job embedded, "just-in-time" learning on PLCs.
  • Explore the different levels on the PLC continuum.
  • Learn a proven, effective coaching cycle that will fortify your collaborative team school improvement efforts.
  • Improve team collaboration regarding all aspects of your learning community, including curriculum, assessment, and intervention.
  • Determine the next steps that will help you realize the true potential of your PLC.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Energize Your Collaborative Teams
Chapter 2: A Continuum of Practice for PLCs
Chapter 3: The Team Coaching Cycle
Chapter 4: Highly Effective Collaborative Teams
Chapter 5: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Chapter 6: A Balanced and Coherent System of Assessment
Chapter 7: Productive Data Conversations
Chapter 8: The Pyramid of Interventions
Chapter 9: Willis ISD: Practical Implications of Coaching Teams
Appendix A: SIG and Pathway Tools
Appendix B: Index of Strategies, Activities, and Protocols

REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Appendix A

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Books

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  • Bailey, K., & Jakicic, C. (2018). Make it happen: Coaching with the four critical questions of PLCs at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Bailey, K., Jakicic, C., & Spiller, J. (2014). Collaborating for success with the Common Core: A toolkit 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. (2009). Pyramid response to intervention: RTI, professional learning communities, and how to respond when kids don’t learn. 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.
  • Conzemius, A. E., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The handbook for SMART school teams: Revitalizing best practices for collaboration (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Dimich, N. (2015). Design in five: Essential phases to create engaging assessment practice. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R. (2018). Passion and persistence: How to develop a Professional Learning Community at Work [DVD] (Revised ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
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  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Karhanek, G. (2004). Whatever it takes: How professional learning communities respond when kids don’t learn. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Karhanek, G. (2010). Raising the bar and closing the gap: Whatever it takes. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
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  • 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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  • Lipton, L., & Wellman, B. (2012). Got data? Now what? Creating and leading cultures of inquiry. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Many, T., Maffoni, M., Sparks, S., & Thomas, T. (2018). Amplify your impact: Coaching collaborative teams in a PLC at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Many, T. W., Maffoni, M. J., Sparks, S. K., & Thomas, T. F. (2020). How schools thrive: Building a coaching culture for collaborative teams in PLCs at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J., & Simms, J. A. (2013). Coaching classroom instruction. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Resources.
  • Marzano, R. J., Warrick, P. B., Rains, C. L., & DuFour, R. (2018). Leading a high reliability school. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Resources.
  • 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., Yanoski, D. C., Hoegh, J. K., & Simms, J. A. (2013). Using Common Core standards to enhance classroom instruction and assessment. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Resources.
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  • Mattos, M., DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. W. (2016). Concise answers to frequently asked questions about Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Reeves, D. (Ed.). (2007). Ahead of the curve: The power of assessment to transform teaching and learning. Bloomington IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Roberts, M. (2020). Shifting from me to we: How to jump-start collaboration in a PLC at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Smith, W. R. (2015). How to launch PLCs in your district. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Sparks, S. K. (2008). Creating intentional collaboration. In The collaborative teacher: Working together as a professional learning community (pp. 31–55). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Sparks, S. K., & Many, T. W. (2015). How to cultivate collaboration in a PLC. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Stephenson, S. (2009). Leading with trust: How to build strong school teams. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Wiliam, D. (2018). Embedded formative assessment (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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