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Literacy Leadership Handbook, The: Best Practices for Developing Professional Literacy Communities, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Cynthia A. Lassonde, Kristine C. Tucker

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 11, 2013

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Practical suggestions and guidance for helping school district literacy leaders achieve growth and development in themselves, their students, the school culture, and in the profession in general.

 

An invaluable tool for current and aspiring literacy leaders, this resource presents clear guidelines for fostering collaboration among colleagues, improving teacher effectiveness by involving teachers as learners, and engaging teachers in planning for their own growth and development. Included are contributions from classroom teachers across grade levels, literacy coaches and reading specialists working in school districts, representatives from outside agencies, teacher educators, administrators, and parents in both urban and rural school settings. Their experiences, coupled with the examples that the authors provide from their work with teachers, bring the ideas to life for readers. To further the connection between the ideas and real life, the authors include interviews with an elementary education and literacy leader, a secondary education and high school literacy leader, and a literacy leadership team, all speaking out on the issues involved in effective literacy leadership. Each chapter also includes Common Core State Standards Connections, Response to Intervention Connections, and discussions of how ethical literacy leaders face and solve problems.  

Table of Contents

Preface

Dedications

About the Authors

About the Contributors

Foreword by Richard Allington

Preface

Acknowledgements

 

Chapter 1: Reframing the Culture of Literacy Leadership

Introduction

Literacy Leadership in Today’s Educational and Political Forum

      The Common Core State Standards Connection: The Call to Common Ground by Tracey Johnson

Creating a Renaissance

Reframing Literacy Leadership

Evolving Roles and Approaches

      Individual Approach to Literacy Leadership

      Team Approach to Literacy Leadership

      Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: It Definitely Takes a Team! by      Dawn Hamlin

Literacy Communities as Levers for Change

Professional Standards Supporting Literacy Leadership in Schools

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader:  Sharing the Responsibility for Literacy and Student Learning by         Jennifer Ireland

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Complexities of Literacy Leadership by Virginia Goatley

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

      Classroom Activity

      Professional Development Activity

References

           

Chapter 2: Portraying a Paradigm for Change

Introduction

      Response to Intervention (RTI): Moving Targets by Dawn Hamlin

Systems Thinking and Literacy Leadership

Linking Systems Thinking to Purpose, Philosophy, and Pedagogy

      The Common Core State Standards Connection: Navigating Implementation by Tracey     Johnson

Narrative Inquiry, Experience, and Literacy Leadership

Appreciative Coaching and Literacy Leadership

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: The “A for Effort” Dilemma by Jill Lewis-Spector

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Our Collaborative Journey of Change by Sandra Athans

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

      Classroom Activity

      Professional Development Activity

References

Chapter 3: Painting a Vision of Literacy Leadership

Introduction

A Portrait of Goals for Literacy Leaders

      Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: Explicit and Intense: Welcome     to the Emergency Room

      Goal #1: Literacy Leaders Seek to Improve Evidence-Based Literacy Pedagogy

      Goal #2: Literacy Leaders Seek to Improve the Performance of All Students

      Goal #3: Literacy Leaders Seek to Affect School Culture

A Portrait of Effective Professional Development

      The Common Core State Standards Connection: Continue to Press toward the Mark by    Tracey Johnson

      Case Scenarios

Painting a Portrait of Literacy Learning Communities

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: Complementing Professional Standards with Personal Standards by Deborah Bordelon

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Chipping Away at a Wall of Resistance by Katie Stover

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

      Classroom Activity

      Professional Development Activity

References

           

Chapter 4: Nurturing a Mosaic of Adult Learners

Introduction

      The Common Core State Standards Connection: Preparing for the Journey Ahead by       Tracey Johnson

Working with a Mosaic of Adult Learners

      Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader:  Training for the Data       Olympics by Dawn Hamlin

      Assumption #1: Adult learners need to know why they are being asked to learn something new before engaging in the learning process.

      Assumption #2: Adult learners come to learning situations with a wealth of experience.

      Assumption #3: Adults are ready to learn when they perceive the need to change to be    more effective at what they do.

      Assumption #4: Adults are motivated to learn after they experience the need for a change.

      Assumption #5: Adults are motivated to learn based on internal needs.

      Assumption #6: Adult learners are self-directing.

The Artist as Specialist

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: How Do I Keep on Working? by Mary Ann Luciano

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Maintaining Respectful Relationships or “You’re Not the Boss of Me!” by Carolyn Chryst

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

      Classroom Activity

      Professional Development Activity

References

 

Chapter 5: Sketching Critical and Collaborative Communication

Introduction

Artful Communication

Etching Proactive Communication

      The Common Core State Standards Connection: In All They Getting…Get an        Understanding by Tracey Johnson

      Critical Collaboration

      Collaborative Communication

Etching the Communication Process

      The Speaker’s Message

      The Listener and the Response

Etching Literacy Contexts

      Large-Group Discussions

      Working with Small Groups or Individuals

      Dealing with Confrontation and Negotiation

      Communicating Through Writing

      Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: Decision-Making and       Reviewing by Dawn Hamlin

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: Crafting Ethical Communication by Janet Richards

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Delivering the Hard Message by Dawn Wenzel

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

      Classroom Activity

      Professional Development Activity

References

 

Chapter 6: Innovating a Mosaic of Creative Change

Introduction

      Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: Tools of the Trade by Dawn         Hamlin

Creativity and Literacy Leadership

      The Common Core State Standards Connection: Involvement and Influence in Planning    Change by Tracey Johnson

Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation in Action at Ridge and Valley Charter School

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: Advocating for a Model of Equity by Sherry Dismuke and Robin Sly

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Encouraging Teachers to Embrace Connectedness by Kathleen Muir

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

      Classroom Activity

      Professional Development Activity

References

 

Chapter 7: Texturizing with Resources

Introduction

The Texture of Professional Literacy Associations

The Texture of Online Professional Development and Networking

      Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: What’s Up Online? by Dawn         Hamlin

      The Common Core State Standards Connection: Built-In Resources by Tracey Johnson

The Texture of Partnerships

      Building Collaborative PD Models

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: Travelling the Narrow Path by Kyle Pace

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Collaborating with Stakeholders by Shelly Terrell

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

      Classroom Activity

      Professional Development Activity

References

 

Chapter 8: Celebrating the Masterpiece

Introduction

Assessing Progress

      Collaborative, Team Leadership

      Translating Values into Action

      The Common Core State Standards: Continue to Press toward the Mark by Tracey           Johnson

      Re-setting Goals

Celebrating Successes

      Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Literacy Leader: Celebrating Achievements by       Dawn Hamlin

Redefining Our Role and Job Description

Closing Thoughts

The Ethical Literacy Leader: Celebrating Successes through “Star Tattoos” by Janet Richards

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Critical Voices: Supporting Literacy Leadership by Krislynn Dengler

      Cultivate Your Leadership Skills

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Practical Applications

      Classroom Activity

      Professional Development Activity

References

 

Appendix: Professional Literacy Associations

      American Reading Company by Jane Hileman

      The American Reading Forum by Nance Wilson and Michael French

      The Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers by Mary Roe, John Smith, and Rob Erwin

      International Reading Association by Victoria Risko

      Literacy Research Association by Patricia Anders

      National Council of Teachers of English by Yvonne Siu-Runjan

 

Afterword

 

Index

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