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4 Disciplines of Execution  Stephen R. Covey and Chris McChesney  This CD will provide you with information about the 4 disciplines of execution.  Staff Development 
8th Habit From Effectiveness to Greatness Stephen R. Covey The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul's yearning for greatness, the organization's imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity's search for its "voice". You will enjoy these CD's.  Staff Development 
Assessing Early Literacy  J. Richard Gentry, Ph.D.  This is a three part DVD that shows you how one simple diagnostic test can reveal any student's progress through the phases of early literacy.  (2 copies) Literacy 
Assessment for 21st Century Learning, 21st Century Assessment Principles and Practices ASCD  This DVD investigates 21st century assessment principles and practices. It looks at how schools use digital portfolios to track and assess student progress toward learning goals.  Assessment 
Assessment for 21st Century Learning, The Case for 21st Century Learning and Assessment  ASCD In this DVD, Jay McTighe and other assessment experts make the case that traditional learning and assessment no longer meet the needs of today's students.  Assessment 
Assessment for 21st Century Learning, Transforming the 21st Century Learning Organization  ASCD This DVD explores how schools can begin to create and implement a true K-12 curriculum that is vertical aligned and appropriately spiraling while focused on 21st century learning, and how to create a and use a technology infrastructure.  Assessment 
Asteroids Deadly Impact  National Geographic  Asteroids and comets: Every year, millions of these "stray bullets" streak through the skies, and tons of small meteorites strike our planet. This DVD features an interactive quiz.  Science 
At Work in the Differentiated Classroom ASCD This DVD and facilitator's guide is designed to help teachers (1) develop additional images of how classrooms function when they have a goal of flexible teaching and learning with the purpose of reaching every learner, (2) reflect on the "big picture" of differentiation in order to develop a sharper sense of how teachers plan for academic diversity over time and how students work in a differentiated classroom over time, (3) develop a broader repertoire of management strategies for guiding a flexible and differentiated classroom, (4) relfect on the role of the teacher in a student-centered and differentiated classroom, and (5) reflect on their own beliefs and practices related to academically diverse learners. Differentiated Learning 
Best Practice, Bringing Standards to Life in America's Classroom  Steven Zemelman, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, and Arthur Hyde  This is the ultimate guide to teaching excellence. The authors invite you to greet today's educational challenges with a framework of seven Best Practice structures and cutting-edge implementation strategies that are proven across the grades and subject areas. BP4 creates common ground for teachers, leaders, and principals by recommending practices drawn from the latest scientific research, professional consensus, and the innovative classrooms of exemplary teachers. This also includes a DVD companion to Watching the Seven Structures That Create Exemplary Classrooms.  Teaching Strategies 
Big Lessons from Small Writers  Lucy Calkins and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Community  This DVD contains 2 hours of mini lessons, conferences, and whole class shares. (2 copies)  Writing 
Building Academics Background Knowledge  ASCD The purpose of this series is to present and illustrate research documented in Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement: Research on What Works in Schools, a book written by Robert J. Marzano.  Staff Development 
Cafe in the Classroom, Helping Children Visualize Literacy Goals  Gail Boushey and Joan Moser  Assessing young readers involves more than determining a reading level and moving them onto the next. Gail and Joan developed the CAFE assessment system to help elementary students understand and master different strategies used by successful readers. CAFE is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary, and the system includes goal-setting with students in individual conferences, posting of goals on a whole-class board, developing small-group instruction based on clusters of students with similar goals, and targeting whole-class instruction based on emerging student needs. There are two DVD's in this set. The other one is for Helping Readers Thrive in Grades 3-6.  Literacy 
Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action Nancy Canavan Anderson, Suzanne H. Chapin, and Catherine O'Connor This DVD provides preservice and inservice instructors, coaches, and facilitators with real, classroom-based video examples that illustrate the principles and practices covered in the author's book. Mathematics 
Close-Up Look at Teaching Reading Sharon Taberski This DVD takes you inside Sharon's classroom and shows how to help students become fluent, independent readers by assessing their reading in authentic ways, demonstrating effective reading strategies, creating opportunities for children to practice strategies, and providing genuine responses. Reading in the Primary Grades 
Comprehending Content, Reading Across the Curriculum, Grades 6-12  Cris Tovani  High school teacher Cris Tovani brings viewers into her school and classroom and shows how she and her colleagues are meeting the challenge of improving students' reading skills across the curriculum. The programs include examples of Cris working with students using texts from multiple disciplines in her classroom, as well as collaborating with colleagues throughout the school.  Reading 
Comprehension and Collaboration, Inquiry Circles  Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels  This is a guide for teachers who want to realize the benefits of well-structured, engaging, cross-curricular projects. This book also comes with two other guides; Inquiry Circles in Elementary Classrooms and Inquiry Circles in Middle and High School Classrooms.   Teaching Strategies 
Conferring with Primary Writers  Lucy Calkins, Amanda Hartman, and Zoë White  This CD is a practical reference and dynamic staff development tool for units of study for primary writing. (2 copies)  Writing 
Differentiated Instruction in Action: Elementary School ASCD Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and classroom teachers as they bring differentiated instruction to life in this practical, easily implemented professional development program for the elementary school level. Tomlinson guides viewers as they observe classroom examples of the non-negotiables of differentiated instruction. The integrated professional development plan will empower educators as they lead for student success. Differentiated Learning 
Differentiated Instruction in Action: High School ASCD Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and classroom teachers as they bring differentiated instruction to life in this practical, easily implemented professional development program for the high school level. Tomlinson guides viewers as they observe classroom examples of the non-negotiables of differentiated instruction. The integrated professional development plan will empower educators as they lead for student success. Differentiated Learning 
Differentiated Instruction in Action: Middle School ASCD Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and classroom teachers as they bring differentiated instruction to life in this practical, easily implemented professional development program for the middle school level. Tomlinson guides viewers as they observe classroom examples of the non-negotiables of differentiated instruction. The integrated professional development plan will empower educators as they lead for student success. Differentiated Learning 
Differentiated School ASCD Based on the ASCD book, The Differentiated School, this DVD helps leaders who want to develop classrooms that support all students by clarifying the goals and attibutes of best-practice differentiation, highlighting important principles of best-practice approaches to change, visiting schools that have been effective in moving from familiar ways of teaching to methods that support the academic health of a wider sphere of learners, and interviewing teachers and leaders who understand both differentiation and school change.  Differentiated Learning 
How to Assess While You Teach Math Grades K-2 Dana Islas You'll find individual assessments and student-led conferences filmed in actual classrooms; questions to help guide teachers' observations of students as they engage in each lesson; suggestions for supporting students who struggle; teacher and student checklists for guiding formative assessment in each lesson; a rubric to help teachers scaffold the order of a student work shared in a whole-group discussion; ready-to-use reproducibles; and more. Mathematics 
How to Develop a Professional Learning Community, Passion and Persistence  Richard DuFour  This video will motivate administrators, teachers, and staff members alike as they seek to create their own professional development learning communities. This is a 7 minute video.  Professional Learning Communities 
Improving the Performance of Every Educator and Student, A Powerful New Definition of Professional Development  NSDC This DVD provides more about the definition and shows how schools throughout the U.S. are beginning to make it a reality.  Staff Development 
Lessons from the Ground Up, Cultivating Comprehension in K-3 Readers  Sharon Taberski  Sharon shares her latest thinking on how to use a variety of reading, writing, and talking experiences to help young students grow to be proficient readers. Succinct video clips of whole-class lessons, small-group instruction, and one-to-one conferences help teachers see that improving students' comprehension happens in the course of excellent reading and writing instruction and that strategy instruction should play a supporting--not a starring--role in children's reading development.  Reading in the Primary Grades 
Math Tools in Action: Anchor Charts  Marco Ramirez and Chris Confer  Anchor Charts describe the essence of a lesson; they help teachers to focus on--and students to remember--the most important features of the concepts and skills being taught.  Mathematics 
Math Tools in Action: Journals  Chris Confer and Marco Ramirez  Math journals invite students to relate their own ideas, experiences, and prior knowledge to the learning at hand while encouraging them to clarify their thoughts and to use challenging and precise math vocabulary.  Mathematics 
Math Tools in Action: Manipulatives  Chris Confer and Marco Ramirez  Powerful tools for mathematics instruction can make a good lesson great. This DVD explores anchor charts, journals, and manipulatives.  Mathematics 
Mentoring to Improve Schools  ASCD Two videos are included with a facilitator's guide. The first tape is on successful mentoring programs and the second tape is on effective mentoring practices. Each video is approximately 40 minutes.  Mentoring 
Moving into Math Stations K-2 Debbie Diller Debbie Diller brings the world of math stations to life in this DVD, showing viewers how they too can effectively incorporate math stations into their instruction, enhancing students' conceptual understanding and skills. Here Debbie explores both the larger purpose of math stations--how they connect big ideas to meaningful independent practice--and the detailed nuts and bolts of how to create and implement stations in the math classroom. Mathematics 
Never Work Harder Than Your Students  ASCD Real-world examples of teacher in the classroom using Robyn R. Jackson's seven principles of great teaching are explored. Find out how teachers use the principles to become master teachers, their advice for novice teachers, and how their students feel about taking responsibility for their own learning.  Teaching Strategies 
New Mission, New Beliefs: Assessment for Learning  Rick Stiggins What beliefs prevent us from using assessment to promote greater learning, and what beliefs will allow us to make assessment an integral part of teaching and learning? In this presentation, Rick Stiggins examines a new way of thinking about assessment and describes classroom assessment practices that will improve learning and help students succeed. (2 copies)  Assessment 
Number Talks--Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies Grades K-5 Sherry Parrish This resource was created in response to the requests of teachers--those who want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin and those with experience who want more guidance in crafting purposeful problems. Mathematics 
Pivot, How One Turn in Attitude Can Lead to Success  Dr. Alan R. Zimmerman  This audio book will teach you how to have more self-esteem, how to build healthy relationships, and how to transform your attitude.  Staff Development 
Problem-Based Learning for the 21st Century Classroom, Elementary School  ASCD In this DVD, visit elementary classrooms where you will observe teachers planning and implementing problem-based learning.  Teaching Strategies 
Problem-Based Learning for the 21st Century Classroom, Secondary School  ASCD In this DVD, visit middle and high school classrooms where you will observe teachers planning and implementing problem-based learning.  Teaching Strategies 
Raffi, the Singable Songs Collection  Ken Whiteley, Troubadour Records  These CD's have singable, magical tunes for the whole family.  Teaching Strategies 
Resources for Teaching Writing (Grades 3-5)  Lucy Calkins and Kathy Collins  This resource is a support CD for teaching writing. You can find assessment, resources and materials, students' writing, and much more.  Writing 
School Play  Eddie Rosenstein and Rick Velleu  School Play is a funny, authentic, and often poignant documentary about a production of the Wizard of Oz in a suburban New York city elementary school. Filmmakers follow five fifth-graders from auditions through opening night, recording the mundane and momentous happenings along the way.  Professional Learning Communities 
Small-Group Reading Instruction, A Differentiated Teaching Model for Beginning and Struggling Readers  Beverly Tyner  Each DVD presents easy-to-use lesson plans and activities to support the five stages of reading--emergent, beginning, fledgling, transitional, and independent.  Reading in the Primary Grades 
Small-Group Reading Instruction, A Differentiated Teaching Model for Intermediate Readers, Grades 3-8  Beverly Tyner  This DVD presents strategies for differentiating instruction for small groups to lead students through the evolving reading, maturing reader, and advanced reader developmental stages.  Reading 
Talking About Writing  JoAnn Portalupi and Ralph Fletcher  Tape 1: The Essentials of Conferring; Tape 2: Refining Your Conference Skills. In this two tape series we revisit Baily’s Elementary School on the outskirts of Washington D. C. to watch and listen as accomplished teachers of students in grades 3 through 5 confer with students about their writing.  Writing 
Talk to Me, Conferring to Engage, Differentiate, and Assess 6-12  Cris Tovani  Do you have students who lack stamina and struggle when it comes to sticking with difficult text? Watch Cris confer with Irving, and notice how she helps him access and connect his background knowledge.  Differentiated Instruction 
The Power of Formative Assessment 1  ASCD Program 1 focuses on what formative assessment is, when it can be used, and how it differs from summative assessment. This comes with a user guide.  Assessment 
The Power of Formative Assessment 2  ASCD Program 2 presents a process for implementing formative assessment in the classroom. This comes with a user guide.  Assessment 
The Power of Formative Assessment 3  ASCD Program 3 presents strategies you can use to discern that your students have learned and understand the content you are teaching. This comes with a user guide.  Assessment 
Understanding by Design  ASCD This CD will help you learn about the framework for curriculum and assessment design that we call Understanding by Design.  Teaching Strategies 
Understanding by Design Unit Builder  ASCD This CD will help you learn about the framework for curriculum and assessment design. It will lead you through the three steps of backward design.  Teaching Strategies 
What Great Principals Do Differently  Todd Whitaker  This DVD features world-renowned author and speaker Todd Whitaker who speaks directly to viewers about the specific things that great principals do that others do not. With the DVD is the facilitator's guide and a copy of the book, What Great Principals Do Differently: 15 Things That Matter Most.  Leadership 
What Works in Classroom Instruction: Research-Based Strategies: Elementary  Salle Quackenboss  Part one speaks to understanding how to reach high expectations by identifying targets of learning. Part two deals with using non-linguistic representations, reinforcing effort and providing recognition, incorporating cooperative learning effectively, increasing value in homework and practice, identifying similarities and differences, and generating and testing hypotheses. This is a DVD/CD set.  Student Achievement 
What Works in Classroom Instruction: Research-Based Strategies: Secondary  Salle Quackenboss  Part one speaks to understanding how to reach high expectations by identifying targets of learning. Part two deals with using non-linguistic representations, reinforcing effort and providing recognition, incorporating cooperative learning effectively, increasing value in homework and practice, identifying similarities and differences, and generating and testing hypotheses. This is a DVD/CD set.  Student Achievement 
What Works In Schools  ASCD This is the companion three video series to Robert Marzano’s book What Works in Schools and Facilitator's Guide. Marzano’s basic premise is that if we follow the clear guidance that is provided by research over the past 35 years, we can enter an era of unprecedented effectiveness in the public practice of education.  Teaching Strategies 
When Students Write  Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi  Tape 1: Building a Writing Community; Tape 2: Teaching Writing Skills in Context; Tape 3: Literature that Supports Writing; Tape 4: Craft Lessons to Stretch Young Writers; Viewing Guide. When Students Write takes us into classrooms at Baily’s Elementary School on the outskirts of Washington D. C. where teachers wrestle with the questions of what it means to become an effective writer and what is a teacher’s role in developing students’ competence as writers.  Writing 
Words Their Way  Donald R. Bear, Shane Templeton, Marcia Invernizzi, and Francine Johnston  This CD provides materials, instructions, and guidelines for using the Words Their Way approach to teaching in the classroom. There is also a video tape.  Reading in the Primary Grades 
Young Mathematicians at Work Kara Louise Imm, Catherine Twomey Fosnot, Maarten Dolk, Bill Jacob, Despina A. Stylianou This series offers professional development providers interactive, meaningful tools to help teachers deepen their algebraic thinking within a unique digital environment. Mathematics 
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