It is never easy to begin an innovative practice in any educational organization. The inertia of the existing culture can often be overwhelming. Michael K. Raible provides insights into how to create an environment in which performance-based innovations can flourish. Many schools and whole districts that have created their own models of student-driven performance-based education have demonstrated remarkable success. Creating Academic Momentum contains insights and advice to anyone trying to change and improve their traditional program delivery. You will want to read this book with a highlighter and pen!
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Michael K. Raible founder and CEO of The School Solutions Group, is an award winning planner and educational strategist. He has worked to improve educational organizations throughout the United States for over two decades and in his most recent book, Every Child Every Day: Achieving Zero Dropouts through Performance-Based Education, describes the theory and practices of a successful school district with zero dropouts.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1: BASICS
What make a change of this magnitude feasible?
CHAPTER 1: INSPIRATION
CHAPTER 2: LEADERSHIP
CHAPTER 3: PERSPRIATION
SECTION 2: TOOLS
Organizational systems to facilitate the transition.
CHAPTER 4: CREATIVE STAFFING
CHAPTER 5: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 6: CULTURE
CHAPTER 7: COLLABORATION
CHAPTER 8: CONTINUOUS VALIDATION
CHAPTER 9: ASSESSMENT AND DATA
SECTION 3: METHODOLOGIES
Performance-based learning is facilitated by innovative methods.
CHAPTER 10: PROGRAM DELIVERY
CHAPTER 11: ACCELERATED LEARNING
CHAPTER 12: JUST-IN-TIME REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 13: CAREER PATHWAYS
SECTION 4: PROGRAMS
Student-centered programs engender success.
CHAPTER 14: EARLY COLLEGE
CHAPTER 15: STUDENT AMBASSADORS
CHAPTER 16: S.T.A.R.S.
SECTION 5: SYSTEMS
Operational support systems are necessary as well.
CHAPTER 17: STRUCTURE
CHAPTER 18: TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 19: RESOURCES AND BUDGETING
ABOUT THE AUTHOR