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Master one of today's most successful school reform and school improvement strategies!

The Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-centered, teacher-driven process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. When applied properly, it has produced extraordinary results for thousands of educators and students in schools and school districts across the country.

The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook is a comprehensive guide to applying the WFSG process. Edited by Dale Lick and Carlene Murphy, this practical manual provides concrete strategies for implementing and sustaining a school improvement process in any environment. Offering extensive experience, each contributor explores a different aspect of Whole-Faculty Study Groups and supplies lessons learned and many first-hand examples of successful school reform and student performance enhancement. Written to complement existing resources or serve as a stand-alone guide, this book will

Demonstrate how concepts can be applied in a variety of school improvement efforts; Present relevant strategies and activities; Illustrate how to use suggestions in real-world situations; Highlight critical concepts through extensive case examples; Provide helpful tips and lessons learned; Explain how findings can be applied to professional learning communities

Offering numerous illustrations of the WFSG System in action and a comprehensive collection of tools for initiating and sustaining successful improvement programs, this fieldbook is an essential resource for K-12 administrators, staff developers, and teachers involved with any type of school transformation effort.

Applying the Whole-Faculty Study Groups Framework in Schools
Applying the whole-faculty study groups framework in schools

During a 2003 superintendents’ meeting, I listened intently as Carlene Murphy delivered an overview of the Whole-Faculty Study Group System. As she explained the process, I began to think this would be an excellent tool for the districtwide initiatives that were under way in Camden County. In my opinion, the Whole Faculty Study Group (WFSG) process was the perfect framework for formalizing our work because it provided the structure for the initiatives that Camden County Schools had begun. These initiatives already included making data-driven decisions, offering extensive professional learning, and totally revamping the instructional and curriculum design. Data indicated that each school had unique needs, and within the schools were ...

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