Week 13

acct ppt 14

Assignment for December 3rd 

Please continue to read the required and recommended readings for your working group. Your assignment is to use the readings (or other resources you come across) to develop some specific recommendations for your design related to your topic:

 

Community Engagement:

            Please recommend several key steps your group could take to promote community engagement (not just parent involvement) in your design.

 

Professional Development:

Please recommend several key steps that your group could take to either:

Establish an “infrastructure” for professional/adult development that supports the achievement of the central learning goals of your design. (Please consider as well how it is similar or different from District # 2 and what role evaluation might play in it)

 

Assessment & Accountability

            Please recommend several key steps that your group could take to establish “internal accountability” (and consider how it might be similar or different to the examples in the Abelman & Elmore and the McDonald readings).

 

 

In class on Dec. 3rd, you will have a chance to discuss and refine your ideas with your working groups. Please note, this assignment is meant to give you a chance to explore and recommend what YOU would do. Your design is not required to follow these recommendations!

 

After the working groups, we will hear briefly about your recommendations and talk about assessment and accountability before moving into design groups.

 

Don’t forget your designs are due in class on December 10th, and will be displayed as part of an exhibition for your classmates and other invited guests.

 

Community Engagement:

 

Required for November 12th:

Hatch, T. (1998). How community action contributes to achievement. Educational Leadership, 55(8), 16-19.

Warren, M., Hong, S., Rubin, C. & Uy, P. (2009). Beyond the bake sale: A community-based relational approach to Parent Engagement in Schools. Teachers College Record, 111(9), 2209-2254.

Epstein, J. L., & Salinas, K. C. (2004). Partnering with families and communities. Educational Leadership, 61(8), 12-18.

Sanders, M. G. (2003). Community involvement in schools: From concept to practice. Education and Urban Society, 35(2), 161-181.

 

Recommended for December 3rd:

Center for Education Organizing (2012). Getting started in education organizing: Resources and strategies. Providence, RI.: Annenberg Institute for School Reform.

Parent Power: Education Organizing in NYC, 1995-2010 (Film, guide and resources). Providence, RI.: Annenberg Institute for School Reform.

Mitra D. L. (2006). Youth as a bridge between home and school: Comparing student voice and parent involvement as strategies for change. Education and Urban Society,38, 455-480.

Hatch, T. (2009). “Managing the external environment.” Chapter 6 in Managing to change: How schools can survive (and sometimes thrive) in turbulent times. New York: Teachers College Press.

 

Professional Development:

 

Required for November 12th:

Elmore, R. & Birney, D. (1997). “Investing in teacher learning.” National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future. http://www.nctaf.org/publications/Elmore.pdf

Aldeman, C. & Chuong, C. (2014). Teacher evaluations in an era of rapid change: From “unsatisfactory” to “needs improvement.” Sudbury, MA: Bellweather Education Partners.

 

Recommended for December 3rd:

Leana, C. (2011). The missing link in school reform. Stanford Social Innovation Review. http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/the_missing_link_in_school_reform

Heneman, H.G., Milanowski, A., Kimball, S. M. & Odden, A. (2006). Standards-based teacher evaluation as a foundation for knowledge- and skill-based pay. CPRE Policy Briefs, 45.

Hatch, T. (2009). “Working on hiring and turnover” and “Creating a productive work environment.” Chapters 4 & 5 in Managing to change: How schools can survive (and sometimes thrive) in turbulent times. New York: Teachers College Press.

 

 

Assessment and Accountability

 

Required:

Darling-Hammond, L. & Snyder, J. (1992). Reframing accountability: Creating learner-centered schools.” In Ann Lieberman (ed.), The changing context of teaching, Ninety-first Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 11-36. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Abelman, C. & Elmore, R. (1999) “When accountability knocks, will anyone answer?”

Hatch, T. (2013). Responsibility and accountability in (a Norwegian) context. In M. Kornhaber & E. Winner, E. (Eds.), Mind, work, and life.

 

Recommended for December 3rd:

Furman, S. (1999) The new accountability. Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania.

Hatch, T. (2009). “Managing the external environment.” Chapter 6 in Managing to change: How schools can survive (and sometimes thrive) in turbulent times. New York: Teachers College Press.

McDonald, J. The dilemmas of planning backwards. Providence, RI: Coalition of Essential Schools.

 

 

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