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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.

Strengthening School Improvement Plans through District Sponsorship
Strengthening school improvement plans through district sponsorship

“Good,” on average, is not good enough! As the third largest school district in Missouri, Springfield Public Schools district performance on state assessments was typically above the state average in all areas. Why a problem with averages? When we looked at the performance of individual schools and our progress as a district, the data told a much different story; our 51 campuses demonstrated wide variances in performance, and we were seeing little districtwide improvement. To fulfill our mission of academic excellence for all students, we needed to face the reality of our data, roll our sleeves up, and develop an effective school improvement system. Thanks to our Board of Education, superintendent, district ...

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