Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School Book Study List

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School principal Bo Ryan, literacy coach Sarah Henry, and assistant principal Brendan Hines read and discussed dozens of Solution Tree books that were used for learning, sharing, creating, and research. Learn how book studies helped the school make significant progress toward closing the achievement gap and improving overall student performance by viewing their success story.
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  1. Collaborating for Success With the Common Core

    Collaborating for Success With the Common Core

    A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work®

    By: Kim Bailey, Chris Jakicic, Jeanne Spiller

    Leverage teamwork to integrate the CCSS into your school curriculum, and build on a foundational knowledge of PLCs.

    USD$34.95

    Paperback


  2. Cultures Built to Last

    Cultures Built to Last

    Systemic PLCs at Work™

    By: Richard DuFour, Michael Fullan

    Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum.

    USD$24.95

    Paperback


  3. Building a Culture of Hope

    Building a Culture of Hope

    Enriching Schools With Optimism and Opportunity

    By: Robert D. Barr, Emily L. Gibson

    Discover a blueprint for turning low-performing, high-poverty schools into cultures of hope. The authors illustrate an approach that considers both social and emotional factors.

    USD$37.95

    Paperback


  4. Making Teamwork Meaningful

    Making Teamwork Meaningful

    Leading Progress-Driven Collaboration in a PLC at Work®

    By: William M. Ferriter, Parry Graham, Matt Wight

    Focus on developing people not just improving test scores. The authors examine how staffing decisions can strengthen professional learning communities.

    USD$29.95

    Paperback


  5. Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Leader's Guide

    Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Leader's Guide

    Edited by: Timothy D. Kanold

    Contributors: Timothy D. Kanold, Matthew R. Larson

    Foreword by: Douglas Reeves

    This leader guide illustrates how to sustain successful team implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.

    Regular Price: USD$29.95

    Special Price: USD$14.98

    Paperback


  6. Leading by Design

    Leading by Design

    An Action Framework for PLC at Work™ Leaders

    By: Cassandra Erkens, Eric Twadell

    Foreword by: Richard DuFour

    Identify seven leadership practices that effective PLC leaders share along with the techniques that have led them to sustainable success.

    USD$34.95

    Paperback


  7. The School Leader's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Work™

    The School Leader's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Work™

    By: Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour

    K–8 principals will learn how to lay the foundation for the PLC at Work™ process, focus on effective monitoring strategies, and more.

    USD$24.95

    Paperback


  8. What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Mathematics

    What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Mathematics

    By: Timothy D. Kanold, Diane J. Briars, Francis (Skip) Fennell

    This must-have resource offers support and encouragement for improved mathematics achievement and covers the importance of mathematics content, learning and instruction, and assessment.

    Regular Price: USD$29.95

    Special Price: USD$22.46

    Paperback


  9. Simplifying Response to Intervention

    Simplifying Response to Intervention

    Four Essential Guiding Principles

    By: Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, Chris Weber

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    Change how you think about RTI, and learn how to create an effective model that begins with quality instruction in every classroom.

    USD$36.95

    Paperback


  10. Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom

    Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom

    District Leadership for Growing Professional Learning Communities at Work™

    By: Robert Eaker, Janel Keating

    With a focus on creating simultaneous top-down and bottom-up leadership, the authors show how to grow PLCs by encouraging innovation at every level.

    USD$34.95

    Paperback


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