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Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence

http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/

The Baldrige National Quality Program has developed a model for performance management in education. Many school districts have begun to use Baldrige to improve operational performance, enhance learning for all students, and respond to community expectations. The site provides worksheets, manuals, and application information for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
 

Bill Gates's School Panopticon

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/walt_gardners_reality_check/2013/04/bill_gatess_panopticon.html

In his Radio TICAL interview (January 2014), David Reilly refers to a “trans-modernist” pedagogy based on “flipping” the panopticon paradigm--Jeremy Bentham's concept that was popularized by Michael Foucault in the late 20th-century. In this first of a two-part post in his Education Week blog Reality Check, Walt Gardner sees a striking resemblance between the panopticon and Bill Gate’s dream of training a video camera on every teacher.
 

Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5

This resource contains news, opinions, ideas, topics, advice and forums related to higher education. Good resource for those interested in issues related to higher education issues.
 

Classroom Walkthroughs and Observations In The Palm of Your Hand

http://www.portical.org/tv/classroom-walkthroughs-and-observations-in-the-palm-of-your-hand/20.htm

In this TICALevision episode, Kenny Pennington, principal in Monticello School District in rural Monticello, Arkansas demonstrates how he uses a handheld computer while observing a computer/technology teacher at the high school. Kenny shares the process to quickly record observations and how he engages his teachers in a continual improvement process.
 

Cognitive Coaching

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/192902441X/qid=1084895939/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-8463804-5141569?v=glance&s=books

This helpful book describes three goals of Cognitive Coaching: trust, learning and holonomy. The latter term is skillfully used to represent the twin goals of individual autonomy and collaboration. You'll find this book brings together many separate things you may have learned, experienced, or intuited about both coaching vis a vis evaluation and the growth and change processes.
 

Commission on Teacher Credentialling (CTC)

http://www.ctc.ca.gov

CTC is a permanent, independent commission created in 1970 to strengthen the effectiveness of teachers and teacher education in California.
 

EETT Spotlight: Project iLETTS

http://www.portical.org/stories/iletts.pdf

How do California schools use their funds from the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) grant? In this CDE spotlight,a professional development project promotes teacher use of technology which resulted in a significant increase in API score.
 

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything

http://www.schrockguide.net/index.html

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning. This site is an excellent place to visit when looking for lesson plans, rubrics for evaluating Internet sites, ideas for staff development and more.
 

Quick Takes: Google Forms

http://www.portical.org/Presentations/quick_takes/index.html#gforms

This Quick Take shows you how to use Google Forms, a subset of Google Docs, to gather survey data for your data-driven decisions. You will learn how to create your own Google Form and distribute an unlimited amount for free!
 

Teach-nology Portal for Educators

http://www.teach-nology.com

Teach-nology is a portal for educators who are using technology as an instructional tool. There are areas for teachers, administrators, current trends, literature in education, law and education, and professional development. The offerings range from very basic information and tutorials to articles about a variety of topics related to technology infusion. The portal is sponsored by Teachnology, Inc. a group of educators who also offer fee-based consulting services. Although much of the information is still free, subscription memberships are now also available.
 
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