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From the Current Issue:
NCLE Releases First Book
What does it mean to take education change to scale? Find out in the new book Taking Inquiry to Scale: An Alternative to Traditional Approaches to Education Reform from NCTE and the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE). Author Michael J. Palmisano argues persuasively that change happens when educators come together to learn with and from one another in the context of shared practice.
Using the NCLE Asset Inventory for Collaborative Teams: In her recent post "The Fault of Perfection," currently featured on the Literacy in Learning Exchange, Carla Aranda suggests resources, tools, protocols, and supports offered on the Exchange site that can help educators step into "a more open, evidence-based practice." See "Using the Asset Inventory: A Process Learning Circle Approach," an invaluable resource to any learning teams investigating how they can use the NCLE Asset Inventory to support effective collaboration.
Creating Successful Collaborations
Joshua Block's blog, Edutopia.org, July 5, 2013
Note: The NCLE "Framework for Capacity Building" talks about the conditions that support collaboration.
Making Substitute Days Count
David Orphal tells how students in his classes work in teams whether he's there or not. CTQ Collaboratory blog, Education Week Teacher, July 2, 2013 (subscription required)
Watch Shelia Darjean Banks and her students work together in "Collaborating to Design and Build Stable Structures" (The Teaching Channel).
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