Books for K12 educators: Learner-Centered Innovation

Other titles: Curriculum Leadership, Leading in Sync and Inside PLCs

Learner-Centered Innovation:
Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion and Unleash Genius


Katie Martin discusses how schools can abandon traditional models and focus instead on the diverse talents of learners by allowing students to pursue their passions. Martin shows administrators how to encourage teachers to personalize learning and to promote education as a process, not an event. Martin also discusses the importance of sharing student work with the world. Learn more about this book by reading On Topic.


Curriculum Leadership:
Strategies for Development and Implementation (Fifth Edition)


This fifth edition features new case studies from schools with STEM and coding recently added to the curricula, and showcases educators who promote personalized learning and special ed. Researchers also discuss the importance of including teachers and teacher leaders in curriculum development. As in previous editions, this book guides administrators and curriculum directors in restructuring K12 curricula to meet state and national standards.


Leading in Sync:
Teacher Leaders and Principals Working Together for Student Learning


In Leading in Sync, author Jill Harrison Berg provides templates and tools to make it easier for educators to lead together. Berg supports these resources with examples of teachers and principals who started co-leading to improve education and student success. Readers will learn how to lead with co-workers through multiple strategies, such as building upon peers’ strengths and sharing one’s views of high-quality teaching.


Inside PLCs:
Your Guided Tour Through One District’s Successes, Challenges, and Celebrations


Inside PLCs tells the story of a Wyoming district that built a successful professional learning community. Challenges this district faced and the solutions developed by this PLC provide a road map to create a learning community. Other features include three ideas to jump-start the process and four questions to help readers identify goals. Access to free online resources and other real-world examples of schools that have created effective PLCs are included.


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