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Common Formative Assessment, A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities At Work Kim Bailey and Chris Jakicic Real improvement in student achievement starts with common formative assessments. Teams that design, use, and address results from these assessments are more knowledgeable about standards, more literate in assessment, and more ready to develop strategies to help all students learn. The authors offer accessible tools, templates, and protocols for K-12 educators to incorporate common formative assessments into their professional learning community practices to monitor and enhance student learning. 
Getting Started, Reculturing Schools to Become Professional Learning Communities Robert Eaker, Richard DuFour, and Rebecca DuFour The book answers the question most often asked by schools that are seeking to transform themselves into professional learning communities: "Where do we begin?" The authors focus on the cultural shifts that must take place as schools move from more traditional ways of doing things to functioning as professional learning communities. They offer suggestions for finding the time for transformation, lessons learned from one school that made the transition, and a special question-and-answer section. (2 copies) 
Inference: Teaching Students to Develop Hypotheses, Evaluate Evidence, and Draw Logical Conclusions Harvey F. Silver, R. Thomas Dewing, and Matthew J. Perini This guides focuses on inference, or the ability to examine information, generate hypotheses, and draw conclusions that are not explicitly stated. Making inferences is a crucial foundational process that underlies higher-order thinking and 21st century skills. 
Interactive Lecture, How to Engage Students, Build Memory, and Deepen Comprehension Harvey F. Silver and Matthew J. Perini This guide focuses on the Interactive Lecture, a strategy that increases students' abilities to think actively about the content of lectures and presentations so they can lock the critical information in their memories. 
Learning by Doing--A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Thomas Many This is a best-selling guide for action that helps educators close the knowing-doing gap as they transform their schools into professional learning communities (PLCs).  
On Common Ground Richard DuFour, Robert, Eaker, and Rebecca DuFour, Editors This book brings the ideas and recommendations of many of North America's educational leaders into one resource for educators working to help their students achieve at ever-higher levels. (2 copies) 
Principalship, Building a Learning Community Marsha Speck Each chapter begins with a problem scenario and follows with the knowledge base from which students can develop possible solution(s) to the problem. 
Professional Learning Communities at Work, Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker This book provides specific how-to information about transforming schools into results-oriented professional learning communities. This resource describes the best practices from schools nationwide for curriculum development, teacher preparation, school leadership, professional development programs, school-parent partnerships, and assessment practices. (2 copies) 
Professional Learning Communities at Work Plan Book Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, and Robert Eaker This plan book is unique because it not only assists the individual teacher, but also guides the collaborative team planning and processes essential to schools that operate as PLCs. 
Teacher Teams That Get Results Gayle H. Gregory and Lin Kuzmich This handbook provides ready-to-use tools and examples of plans in action for results-oriented faculty and staff. 
Whatever It Takes How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don't Learn Richard Dufour This book examines the question, “What happens when, despite our best efforts in the classroom, a student does not learn"? A PLC will create a school-wide system of interventions that provides all students with additional time, and support when they experience difficulty in their learning. 
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