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.
Chapter 30: Establishing a Support Network: The National Whole-Faculty Study Groups Center
Establishing a Support Network: The National Whole-Faculty Study Groups Center
As I look through my attic window at the haze, I wonder what readers envision when they see “National Whole-Faculty Study Groups Center.” A slick office building? An executive suite? A foyer with a receptionist? Members of the staff at the water cooler? Most people seem to envision a physical facility with people who work within a designated area. How different reality can be! The National Whole-Faculty Study Groups Center is both a place and a concept. The place fits none of the previous descriptions. Maybe someday it will, but not today. Today it is the attic of my home, the third floor of a house ...