PTC Course Resources

Creating an Effective School

Web Resources

All Things PLC
www.allthingsplc.info

American Association of School Administrators
www.aasa.org

Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development
www.ascd.org

Discovery Learning
www.discoverylearning.com

National School Boards Foundation: Education Leadership Tool Kit
www.nsba.org

Free Management Library: Evaluation Activities
www.managementhelp.org/evaluation/index.htm

“How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better” Nov 2010 McKinsey & Co.
www.mckinseyonsociety.com/downloads/reports/Education/How-the-Worlds-Most-Improved-School-Systems-Keep-Getting-Better_Download-version_Final.pdf

"How the world's best-performing school systems come out on top", Sept 2007, McKinsey & Co. 
www.mckinsey.com/App_Media/Reports/SSO/Worlds_School_Systems_Final.pdf

Institute of Education, University of London
www.ioe.ac.uk/

Institute Leadership Association
www.ila-net.org/

Connexions: Interactive Case Simulations in Educational Leadership
cnx.org/content/m14100/latest

Questia: Leadership Resources, see online library of books
www.questia.com/

Learning Forward (formerly National Staff Development Council) 
www.learningforward.org/index.cfm

Marshall Memo: Subscription Service Summarizing Recent Educational Articles
www.marshallmemo.com

Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning
www.mcrel.org

National Association of Elementary School Principals
www.naesp.org

National School Reform Faculty: Critical Friends Protocols
www.nsrfharmony.org

American Institutes for Research
www.learningpt.org

Performance Learning Systems, Inc. 
www.plsweb.com

PDK Phi Delta Kappa Professional Education Organization
www.pdkintl.org

Institute of Educational Sciences: Regional Educational Laboratory Program
ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/

SEDL (formerly Southern Educational Development Laboratory) 
www.sedl.org

Annenberg Institute: Tools for School Improvement Planning
http://annenberginstitute.org/publications/inquiry-and-action-making-school-improvement-part-daily-practice

University of Minnesota Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
www.cehd.umn.edu/CAREI/default.html

U.S. Dept. of Education
www.ed.gov

 

Print Resources

The Powers To Lead, Joseph S. Nye Jr

The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice

Six Secrets of Change, Michael Fullan

Focus, Mike Schmoker

Revisiting Professional Learning Communities, Richard DuFour

Leading Change in your School, Douglas Reeves

Ahead of the Curve: The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning, Edited by Doug Reeves

Becoming a Learning School, Joellen Killion

Data Driven Dialogue, Bruce Wellman

Seven Secrets of the Savvy School, Robert Evans

The Handbook for Smart School Teams, Anne Consemius & Jan o’Neill

The Skillful Leader II by Alexander Platt 

 

Additional Resources

    "How the world's best-performing school systems come out on top"

    Correlates of Effective Schools

    School Mission Statements: From Plaques to Practice

    Getting Reform Right

    Grading a School

    Leaders as Creators

    Leading Edge

    Recovering from HSPS

    School Teacher and Leadership Impacts

    Small Learning Communities that Actually Learn

    The Roar of Complexity