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PLCs, DI, & RTI
A Tapestry for School Change



June 2011 | 184 pages | Corwin
A framework for weaving common threads into an artful solution

Rather than buying individual books about professional learning communities (PLCs), differentiated instruction (DI), and Response to Intervention (RTI), invest wisely in one resource that synthesizes all three. The text uses a tapestry analogy to weave these critical topics together to form a comprehensive framework for achieving continuous school improvement. The result is a stronger foundation for administrators' leadership direction and teachers' instructional decisions based on:

- Utilizing PLCs as the framework for sharing new strategies and understandings

- Discussing data collected through assessments

- Evaluating data against benchmarks

Included are walk-through checklists, learning-style surveys, examples, and vignettes that illustrate practical strategies for integrating DI and RTI and collaborating with colleagues to assess student learning and adapt instruction and interventions. This timely resource efficiently provides all the information you need to optimize instruction for outstanding results.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Elements and Principles of the Integrated Model
 
2. Professional Learning Communities
Threads

 
What It Is

 
The Research Behind It

 
Who Said It and Why

 
Essence

 
What's in It for Me?

 
21st Century Skills

 
Making It Rigorous

 
Fabric

 
Walking the Walk

 
Time, Voice, and Choice

 
Defining Components

 
Design

 
Talking the Talk

 
Using Protocols

 
How and When to Begin a PLC

 
Specifics of PLC Meetings

 
Goals for PLCs

 
Organizing PLCs

 
Frame

 
Nonnegotiables

 
References and Resources

 
 
3. Differentiated Instruction
Threads

 
What It Is

 
The Research Behind It

 
Who Said It and Why

 
Essence

 
What's in It for Me?

 
21st Century Skills

 
Making It Rigorous

 
Fabric

 
Walking the Walk

 
Defining Components

 
Setting up a Positive Classroom Environment

 
Use of Flexible Grouping

 
Strategies and Activities for Differentiating Content

 
Strategies and Activities for Differentiating Process

 
Strategies and Activities for Differentiating Student Products

 
Design

 
Talking The Talk

 
How and When to Implement DI

 
Frame

 
Nonnegotiables

 
References and Resources

 
 
4. Response to Intervention
Threads

 
What It Is

 
The Research Behind It

 
Who Said It and Why

 
Essence

 
What's in It for Me?

 
21st Century Skills

 
Making It Rigorous

 
Fabric

 
Walking the Walk

 
Defining Components

 
Design

 
Talking the Talk

 
How and When to Implement RTI

 
Frame

 
Nonnegotiables

 
References and Resources

 
Further Resources Available Online

 
 
5. Weaving a Tapestry for School Change
Time

 
Simple Ways to Get Started

 
Money

 
Commitment

 
 
References and Resources
 
Appendix A: Forms and Templates
 
Appendix B: Activities and Protocols
 
Appendix C: Resources

"Combining PLCs, DI AND RTI into a tapestry for school change is a brilliant idea. It weaves three predominant threads together into wholeness for teachers and students. The PLC thread provides the collegial support for substantive change to occur; the Response to Intervention thread exposes a structure that ensures student success; and the Differentiated Instruction thread highlights appropriate responses to learners' talents and needs."

Robin Fogarty, President
Robin Fogarty & Associates

Great book

Dr Kimberly Silbaugh
School Of Education, Lesley University
March 25, 2012

Experimental course was not approved.

Professor Cheryl Baker
College of Graduate Studies, Plymouth State University
March 2, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1: Elements and Principles of the Integrated Model


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