High-achieving students and teachers—winning strategies from Title I schools!

What makes a Title I school high-achieving, and what can we all learn from that experience? Professional learning and leadership that supports personalized instruction makes the difference, as captured in the ground-breaking research of authors Sonia Caus Gleason and Nancy Gerzon.

This illuminating book shows how four outstanding schools are making individualized learning a reality for every teacher and student. The common thread is the commitment to equity—every student achieving. Readers will find: Guidance on identifying obstacles to equity within your school; Background that builds a case for personalized learning; Four case studies that show the lived values, professional learning practices, leadership, and systems that have helped schools transform learning; How-to's and templates for creating a team-based professional development program that expands individualized instruction in every classroom

Discover new approaches for individual, team, and whole school professional learning that support personalized learning, drawn from schools that are leaders in overcoming challenges and creating opportunities.

“Equity is not an afterthought to high achievement. Gleason and Gerzon's new book on outstanding equity-driven practice in four very different schools shows that if you want to raise the bar you have to start by narrowing the gap.”

—Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education

Boston College

The Case for Professional Learning to Support Equity and Personalization

The Case for Professional Learning to Support Equity and Personalization

The case for professional learning to support equity and personalization

School communities can grow into equity and excellence through personalizing learning. The powerful school communities in the four cases shaping this book prove it. These four Title I schools attend to the individual needs of each student, and have demonstrated increased student achievement for underserved students over 5 to 10 years.

Equity combined with high standards is their driving force. Determined to meet the needs of each student, personalization takes hold, and learning for both students and adults becomes engaging and effective. Significant practice shifts provide adults with daily opportunities to focus their own learning, in support of each student's success. Leaders and systems keep the efforts ...

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