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50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap (Multimedia Kit)
A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development

Third Edition


July 2010 | 248 pages | Corwin

Facilitate critical discussions on ways to close the achievement gap!

This multimedia kit provides staff developers with a flexible agenda and focused activities for leading a book-study seminar on 50 researched-based strategies for developing high-performing, equitable schools. You will learn how to guide school administrators and leaders toward a deeper understanding of these six critical standards:

  • Teach a well-crafted, focused, valid, and clear curriculum
  • Provide assessments with the curriculum
  • Align program and instructional resources with the curriculum
  • Use a mastery learning approach and effective teaching strategies
  • Establish curriculum expectations, monitoring, and accountability
  • Institute effective district and school planning, staff development, and resource allocation to create a quality learning environment

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development provides:

  • The third edition of the companion book 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap, offering research-based strategies for increasing achievement and fostering educational equity for all students
  • A 191-minute, content-rich DVD, with an easy stop-and-search navigation menu, and featuring expert interviews with the authors, school leaders, and administrators who have applied the strategies in their schools
  • A step-by-step facilitator's guide connecting the book to the DVD and providing chapter summaries, discussion questions, application activities, and handouts
  • A companion CD-ROM supplying PowerPoint slides and a digital copy of the entire facilitator's guide

An ideal professional development resource to use with large or small groups, this multimedia kit for the third edition of 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap is essential for anyone leading seminars focused on providing equal educational opportunities for all learners.

 
Preface
 
Dedication
 
About the Author of the Facilitator’s Guide and Video
 
About the Authors of the Book
 
How to Use This Guide
 
Standard by-Standard Study Guide for 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap by Carolyn J. Downey, et al.
 
Welcome and Book Study Seminars Introduction
Introduction Mini-Lecture I.1: Beginnings and Study Seminar Goals  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity I.2: Author Goals and Introduction  
Reading and Discussion Activity I.3: Book Preface and Introduction  
Reading and Discussion Activity I.4 Six Standards  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity I.5: History and Overview  
Journal Exercise Handouts for Welcome and Book Study Seminars Introduction  
 
Standard One: Establish a Well-Crafted, Focused, Valid, and Clear Curriculum to Direct Teaching
Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 1.A: Standard One Introduction  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 1.B: Standard One Overview  
Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 1.C: Nine Strategies of Standard One  
Discussion Activity 1.D: Analysis of Standard One  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 1.E: User Comments Regarding Standard One and Its’ Strategies  
Application Exercise 1.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard One Expectations  
Closure Activities 1.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection  
Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard One  
 
Standard Two: Provide Assessments with the Curriculum
Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 2.A: Standard Two Introduction  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 2.B: Standard Two Overview  
Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 2.C: Nine Strategies of Standard Two  
Discussion Activity 2.D: Analysis of Standard Two  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 2.E: User Comments Regarding Standard Two and Its’ Strategies  
Application Exercise 2.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard Two Expectations  
Closure Activities 2.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection  
Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard Two  
 
Standard Three: Align Program and Instructional Resources with the Curriculum
Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 3.A: Standard Three Introduction  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 3.B: Standard Three Overview  
Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 3.C: Nine Strategies of Standard Three  
Discussion Activity 3.D: Analysis of Standard Three  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 3.E: User Comments Regarding Standard Three and Its’ Strategies  
Application Exercise 3.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard Three Expectations  
Closure Activities 3.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection  
Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard Three  
 
Standard Four: Use a Mastery Learning Approach and Effective Teaching Strategies
Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 4.A: Standard Four Introduction  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 4.B: Standard Four Overview  
Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 4.C: Seven Strategies of Standard Four  
Discussion Activity 4.D: Analysis of Standard Four  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 4.E: User Comments Regarding Standard Four and Its’ Strategies  
Application Exercise 4.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard Four Expectations  
Closure Activities 4.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection  
Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard Four  
 
Standard Five: Establish Curriculum Expectations, Monitoring, and Accountability
Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 5.A: Standard Five Introduction  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 5.B: Standard Five Overview  
Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 5.C: Five Strategies of Standard Five  
Discussion Activity 5.D: Analysis of Standard Five  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 5.E: User Comments Regarding Standard Five and Its’ Strategies  
Application Exercise 5.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard Five Expectations  
Closure Activities 5.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection  
Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard Five  
 
Standard Six: Institute Effective District and School Planning, Staff Development, and Resource Allocation, and Provide a Quality Learning Environment
Introduction Mini-Lecture and Discussion Starter Activities 6.A: Standard Six Introduction  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 6.B: Standard Six Overview  
Reading and Journal Exercise Activity 6.C: Eleven Strategies of Standard Six  
Discussion Activity 6.D: Analysis of Standard Six  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity 6.E: User Comments Regarding Standard Six and Its’ Strategies  
Application Exercise 6.F: Recommended Next Steps for Moving Toward the Meeting of Standard Six Expectations  
Closure Activities 6.G: Plus/Delta and Reflection  
Journal Exercise Handouts for Standard Six  
 
Summary and Multi-Year Planning
Reading and Discussion Activity S.A: Summary  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity S.B: Themes  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity S.C: Planning  
Video Segment and Discussion Activity S.D: Conclusion  
 
Ways to Organize the Book Study
 
Seminar Series Evaluation Sample
 
References

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ISBN: 9781412977463