21st Century Skills
21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in our Times
Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel
“Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical terms how to infuse 21st century skills from standards all the way into the classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful ‘ah-ha’ moments to illustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion for educators, parents, and business and government decision makers concerned about the future of our kids.” – Paige Johnson, 2009 Chair of the partnership for 21st Century Skills; Global K-12 Manager, Intel Corporation
Change / School Improvement / Professional Development
Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization
Yong Zhao
Educators, policymakers, parents, and others interested in preparing students to be productive global citizens will gain a clear understanding of what kinds of knowledge and skills constitute “digital competence” and “global competence,” and what schools can – and must – do to meet the challenges and opportunities brought about by globalization and technology.
Leading Change in Your School
Douglas B. Reeves
The author offers lessons learned through his work with educators in thousands of schools around the world and presents real-life examples of leaders who have met the challenge of change head-on – with impressive results for their schools and districts. Readers will also find practical resources for engaging their colleagues in change initiatives.
Transforming Professional Development into Student Results
Douglass B. Reeves
Reeves provides a way to create and sustain professional learning programs that actually lead to improved student achievement.
Productive Group Work
Nancy Frey, Douglass Fisher, and Sandi Everlove
This book shows how to make all group work productive group work; with all students engaged in the academic content and with one another, building valuable social skills, consolidating and extending their knowledge, and increasing their readiness for independent learning. The authors also address the most frequently asked questions about group work, including the best ways to form groups and accommodate mixed readiness levels. Throughout, they build a case that productive group work is both an essential part of a gradual release of responsibility instructional model and a necessary part of good teaching practice.
Creativity and Innovation
A Kick in the Seat of the Pants
Roger VonOech
Kick provides exercises, stories, tips, and Roger’s proven techniques to help you strengthen each of your own creative roles.
A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can be More Creative (Revised and Updated)
Roger VonOech
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The original book has been a consistent leader in stimulating creativity and innovation. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition offers new ideas, more stories, examples and exercises to bring its famous innovation boosters to a modern generation.
Creative Whack Pack
Success Edition: Two Powerful Creative Thinking Tools
Roger VonOech
Contains the book, A Whack on the Side of the Head and the Creative Whack Pack. The book breaks through your mental locks and opens your mind for innovation. The pack consists of 64 illustrated cards, each bearing a different creativity strategy.
Innovative Whack Pack
Roger Von Oech
Each card in the deck packs a two-sided creative punch. One side has a provocative insight about innovation from Heraclitus, the world’s first creativity teacher. The other side contains a creativity strategy inspired by each insight.
Problem Based Learning
How to Use Problem-Based Learning in the Classroom
Robert Delisle
Delisle details the PBL process, the teacher’s role in problem-based learning, and important background information about the history of PBL. The book describes a variety of PBL lessons, including problems, a chart for organizing student research, and information about assessment.
Teaching for Tomorrow: Teaching Content and Problem Solving
Ted McCain
Through first-hand experience, author and educator McCain concisely lays out the argument for preparing students for their world, guiding them to become independent and successful critical thinkers.
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
Will Richardson
This guide demonstrates how web tools can generate exciting new learning formats and explains how apply these tools in the classroom to engage all students in a new world of synchronous information feeds and interactive learning.
Windows on the Future
Ted McCain and Ian Jukes
Windows on the Future is designed to help the educator cope with changes created by technology and embrace a new mindset necessary to access the burgeoning technological advances. The goal is to keep schools and students relevant in the 21st century.