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Good to Great to Innovate : Recalculating the Route to Career Readiness, K-12+ - Lyn D. Sharratt

Good to Great to Innovate

Recalculating the Route to Career Readiness, K-12+

Paperback Published: 23rd October 2014
ISBN: 9781483331867
Number Of Pages: 312

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"Through extensive research and practical examples, this outstanding book puts forward a compelling case for structured, collaborative inquiry processes to achieve success for ALL students." -Janelle Wills, Director Marzano Institute Australia

How can schools best prepare students for the highly competitive job market and global economy? This compelling book presents a transformative approach to college and career readiness within the public education system, based on data and best practices contributed by outstanding schools on five continents.

Written for education leaders at all levels, this resource shows how to

  • Design an innovative Pathways approach to career readiness that empowers students as informed decision-makers
  • Integrate career training into curriculum through a network of local community partners
  • Develop an approach to life-skill preparation, K-12+, that is inclusive of all.

Learn how educators-and entire school systems-can consistently support career development, helping students find rewarding paths forward.

Industry Reviews

"Congratulations and thanks Lyn Sharratt and Gale Harild for this inspirational look at Innovation as the next step to move school systems from Good to Great. Lynn and Gale have synthesized current research and put forward real-life case studies to demonstrate that students succeed when there is an acute focus on instructional practice that is elevated by shifts in teacher mind-set and leadership development. The authors have cleverly presented complex data and research using straightforward language and graphics. This enticing approach will help educators clearly understand that the attainable solutions presented in each chapter will support every student. The examples and advice shared throughout this book and it's precursor, Putting FACES on the Data have been catalysts for leading my team to thoughtful collective action within our K- 12 Family of Schools as we create pathways for literate graduates together."

-- Joy Uniac, Superintendent of Education

"Through extensive research and practical examples, this outstanding book puts forward a compelling case for structured, collaborative inquiry processes to achieve success for ALL students. We are reminded of the importance of maintaining a relentless focus, keeping alignment at all levels and feedback processes where feedback is both given and received. Significantly, the authors show that attention to perception data, particularly those of students, is vital in order to move from Good to Great to Innovate. The emphasis on student voice and collaboration between all stakeholders, elements too often lacking in previous school improvement conversations, sets this book apart and lays the foundation for leaders at all levels to challenge the `status quo'."

-- Janelle Wills, Director

"Without question the job market demands agility, resourcefulness, innovation and fearlessness. How will the education community respond? The authors of Good to Great to Innovate brilliantly map the DNA of a relevant education. Our call: to strip barriers and envision unlimited pathways to success."

-- Debbie Hedgepeth, Assistant Superintendent

"The authors are to be applauded for advocating it is time for education leaders and skilled teachers to re-claim their role in the dynamic processes of educational change, particularly in the current context of the complex `social drivers' identified early in the text. Innovative approaches to setting the course for career readiness and fostering positive attitudes to life-long learning are presented and supported with a veritable smorgasbord (including input from over forty-one jurisdictions around the world), of supports, resources and guidance systems to assist all students in finding their own `True North'."

-- Susan E. Elliot-Johns, Ph.D.

List of Figures and Tables Foreword by Michael Fullan Preface 1. Charting the Course Understanding Current Structures Setting a Course for Recalculation Mapping Pathways to Career Readiness Navigating Pathways to Career Readiness From Good to Great to Innovate 2. Leadership Matters! Leadership Context Matters Leadership Roles Matter Motion Leadership Matters Innovation Leadership Matters What Matters Most in Leading Innovation? Breaking Barriers From Good to Great to Innovate 3. All FACES Matter! Relentless Pursuit to Excellence and Achievement - Matters! Shared Beliefs and Understandings An Inclusive Equitable Learning Community: Constructing Pathways Together Matters A Culture of Innovation and Mutual Respect From Good to Great to Innovate 4. Closing the Gap to Raise the Bar Data Matters! Foundational Literacy Skills Matter! Getting Started From Good to Great to Innovate 5. Choice Matters! Learning Journeys Clearing the Pathway Congestion Clearly Articulated Pathways Matter! Shared Learning: What's Working? From Good to Great to Innovate 6. Skilled Teachers Matter! Knowledge Building and Knowledge Creation Collaborative Inquiry as Knowledge Mobilization Experiential Learning Is for Everyone! From Good to Great to Innovate Epilogue by Andy Hargreaves Appendices Appendix A: Recalculating the Route: Striking a New Leadership Balance Appendix B: Detailed Explanation of How Individual Lenses of the Innovation Leadership Prism Are Relational Appendix C: Tips for Parents Appendix D: Sample Pathways Questions Appendix D Continued: Sample Student Pathway Questions Appendix E: Career Pathways in Agriculture & Career Pathways for Health Care Settings in York Region Appendix F: Co-Teaching Cycle Appendix G: Sample Pathway Tracking Appendix H: Student "Innovation Mindset" Self-Assessment Sheet Appendix I: Exploring Opportunities Program (EOP) Credit Accumulation Appendix J: Personalized Placement Learning Plan (PPLP) Appendix K: Forms of Experiential Learning References

ISBN: 9781483331867
ISBN-10: 1483331865
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 23rd October 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52

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Lyn Sharratt

About the Author

Dr. Lyn Sharratt is a highly-accomplished practitioner, researcher, author, and presenter. She coordinates the doctoral internship program in Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Lyn has been a school superintendent, curriculum consultant and administrator, and she has also taught all elementary grades and secondary-age students in inner-city and rural settings.yn is an advisor for International School Leadership with the Ontario Principals’ Council, is an Author Consultant for Corwin Publishing and consults internationally, working with leaders at all levels, consultants, and teachers in Chile, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada to systematically increase all students’ achievement by putting FACES on the data and taking intentional action.

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