CSUN SED 610 - School Reform (2 pages)

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California State University, Northridge
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Sed 610 - Iss Multi Sec Sch
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4 7 2009 Writing in the 21st Century y Kathleen Blake Yancey School Reform y Historical Development of Writing Instruction y Analysis of Current Practices y Implications for Writing Instruction in ther Future y Posted on Web site Resources Composition Rewards not Sanctions Help Schools Succeed Under Accountability Programs Study Finds y Potentially harmful consequences y Teachers less engaged y Teachers less likely to use what they learned in pprofessional development p y PD didn t encourage active learning y Rewards for better performance y Professional development coherent and consistent with Judith Langer Getting to Excellent y Discussion Director y creates questions to generate discussion y asks who what why when where how and what if y Passage Master y Identifies key passages for discussion school goals y Focused on PD because research suggests teacher PD is critical to school improvement Chapters 1 4 ASCD High School Reform Proposal Real Change Or Another Add on Chapters 6 9 y How do these elements support or undermine Langer s positions y Multiple p assessments not just j tests y Personalized learning y Flexible use of time and structure y Professional development y Business and community engagement 1 4 7 2009 Five Ways Schools Can Kill Learning by John D McNeil y Read article and complete your one pager 30 minutes y In groups of 4 clarify anything you don t understand d t d iin th the article ti l andd share h your one pagers y How might what you read apply to your school y of all the American institutions with which we are familiar school is the one virtually the only one other than some organized religions where someone deep frozen in the nineteenth century could return to our age and be comfortable and feel a sense of familiarity In high schools particularly the same curriculum patterns much of the same subject matter including the very same pieces of literature taught in English classes the same organization of the school day have survived from early day



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