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Facilitator's Guide to Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World
Harnessing Data for School Improvement

  • Lorna M. Earl - University of Toronto, Canada
  • Steven Katz - Director, Aporia Consulting Ltd. and Faculty Member, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto
  • Sonia Ben Jaafar - Assistant to the Researcher in Residence, Ontario Ministry of Education, Ontario Ministry of Education


October 2007 | 64 pages | Corwin

Train educators on using the power of data to positively impact student achievement!

Based on the best-selling book Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World, this guide gives staff developers and workshop leaders the tools to facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events to help school leaders integrate data as a catalyst for school change and enhanced student performance.

This easy-to-use guidebook offers step-by-step instructions to support training sessions that can help educators gain:

  • An understanding of data analysis and data interpretation
  • An inquiry "habit of mind" to view the use of data as an integral part of the school improvement process
  • Leadership capacity that supports an inquiry process

Each chapter features:

  • Facilitator's notes
  • Discussion questions
  • Timed activities

The Facilitator's Guide to Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World is ideal for staff developers or anyone leading professional training for groups of any size—pairs, small workshops, or large seminars.


 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
How to Use This Guide

 
Suggested Timeline for Workshop Schedule

 
Overview of the Book

 
Additional Resources for Facilitators

 
 
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Facilitator's Guide to Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World: Harnessing Data for School Improvement by Lorna M. Earl and Steven Katz
 
Segment 1: What Do You Believe About Your School?
Chapter 1. Putting Data at the Center of School Improvement

 
 
Segment 2: Capacities for Using Data for Decision Making
Chapter 2. Using Data for Informed Decision Making

 
Chapter 3. Cultivating the Qualities of Data-Driven Leadership

 
 
Segment 3: What Is the Context and Direction of This Inquiry?
Chapter 4. Developing an Inquiry Habit of Mind

 
 
Segment 4: What Are the Data and Questions for This Inquiry?
Chapter 5. Becoming Data Literate

 
 
Segment 5: How Do We Make Sense of the Data?
Chapter 5. Becoming Data Literate

 
Chapter 6. Creating a Culture of Inquiry

 
 
Segment 6: How Do We Do Something About What We Find?
Chapter 6. Creating a Culture of Inquiry

 
 
Segment 7: Sustaining the Process
Chapter 7. Sustaining the Process: The Cycle of Inquiry

 
 
Handouts
Handout 1. Metaphor Reflection Activity Sheet

 
Handout 2. Initial Environmental Scan Activity Sheet: Part 1

 
Handout 3. Initial Environmental Scan Activity Sheet: Part 2

 
Handout 4. Selecting Your Colors Activity Sheet

 
Handout 5. Block the Canvas: From Indicator Categories to Questions Activity Sheet

 
Handout 6. Block the Canvas: From Questions to Data Sources Activity Sheet

 
Handout 7. Data Quality Activity Sheet

 
Handout 8. Questions About Data Quality Activity Sheet

 
Handout 9. Interpreting the Individual Data Sources Activity Sheet

 
Handout 10. Consensus About Interpretations Activity Sheet

 
 
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ISBN: 9781412955126
$17.95