Titel: Literacy Coaching: A Handbook for School Leaders
Autor/en: Dale E. Moxley, Rosemarye T. Taylor
CORWIN PR INC
März 2006 - gebunden - 102 Seiten
Improve student achievement by effectively implementing literacy coaching!
Fail-safe literacy is defined as listening, viewing, thinking, speaking, reading, writing, and expressing through multiple symbol systems at a developmentally appropriate level. An effective literacy coach, who can inspire extraordinary performance from ordinary people, can be a key to improving literacy schoolwide.
Grounded in research and an evidence-based approach, this handbook guides school leaders in successfully implementing literacy coaching, with a systematic process for teachers, administrators, and students. It is designed to improve reading, writing, and content learning through literacy infusion into curricular and instructional practices throughout the school.
Classroom strategies, specific teacher leadership practices, and resources used successfully in schools are showcased throughout, along with
Background knowledge and an introduction to "fail-safe" literacy
Details on the roles and responsibilities of literacy coaches
Ideas for building the literacy team
Ways to study data and monitor achievement
Practical guidance for the literacy coach's continuing success
Literacy Coaching supports school leaders in implementing a successful literacy coaching program, and in creating a collaborative professional learning community for literacy, resulting in improved student achievement.
About the Authors
1. Fail-Safe Literacy Coaching
2. Literacy Coaching: Working Together and Learning Together
3. Preparing to Be a Literacy Coach
4. Getting Ready to Provide Literacy Coaching Service
5. Building the Literacy Team
6. Monitoring and Communicating Data on Student Achievement
7. Supporting Intensive Intervention
8. Delivering Meaningful Professional Development
9. Managing Challenges
Dale E. Moxley, has an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership and has over thirty years experience in education and administration. His school level administrative experience includes principal at the elementary, middle and high school level. He has also been the director of secondary curriculum at the district level. He is currently principal at Round Lake Elementary a Lake County, Florida charter conversion school. His teaching experience ranges from sixth grade through college level. He has taught mathematics, physical education, social studies, and drama. In higher education he has taught several classes for masters and above students in Educational Leadership for the University of Central Florida and National Louis University.
Dale has helped author and received over two million dollars in grant funding for education, literacy initiatives, and literacy coaches in the past several years. This grant funding has also included the use of technology to improve student achievement through literacy enhancement. These grants helped implement the literacy coach concept for the Lake County Schools.
As director of secondary curriculum, Dale helped lead the implementation of the pre K-12 "Just Read, Lake" reading initiative with Carmen Arnold, director of elementary curriculum. This was a grass-roots effort by district staff, local administrators, and school staff to create a fail-safe literacy process across all content areas for students in grades preK-12. The literacy process was comprehensive and included professional development, literacy assessment and monitoring, and the roles and responsibilities for administrators, teachers, and literacy coaches. He supervised the literacy coaches for the district and provided for their professional development district-wide during the first three years of the development process.
Dale has also worked with career academies and the small learning community concept. He has made several presentations on this subject, including the Georgia State Tech Prep conference and National Tech Prep Network conference. He has also conducted research as to how well prepared high school graduates are to enter directly into the workforce.
"Well grounded in research. Emphasizes the collaborative and service-oriented nature of literacy coaching that includes delivering whole- and small-group professional development, and observing, modeling, and providing feedback for teachers."