Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools will help literacy leaders improve teachers' professional development in grades K-6. The authors use literacy basics to suggest concrete approaches that leaders and coaches can use to help teachers improve their instruction with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Based on firsthand experiences, research, and a school-university-community collaborative (Changing Suburbs Institute in New York), this practical book homes in on what literacy leaders need to do in today's rapidly changing schools. With vignettes, strategies, and guidelines, each chapter is devoted to one essential component of serving as an effective literacy leader.
Throughout, the book addresses typical issues leaders and teachers face, such as high-stakes testing, increasing failure rates, rigorous teacher and principal evaluations, family engagement, shrinking resources, and teachers' inexperience with instructing diverse students.
Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
10 Keys to Successful Professional Development
Language and Literacy Series
Education & Reference