Chapter 1: The World Is ChangingThe World is ChangingThe Disconnect..... the Classroom and the Student's Outside WorldChanging Times Drive Changing Student NeedsA Snapshot of the Generations Why We Must Teach Them DifferentlyUsing this Information for Your Cause Chapter Summary and Reflections
Chapter 2: 21st Century Skills and a Model for ChangeDefining 21st Century SkillsThe P21 FrameworkA 21st Century Classroom Assessment ToolThe Who Took My Chalk? (TM) ModelChapter Summary and Reflections Chapter 3: Recognize the Need or Desire to ChangeDefining ChangeCommon School Scenarios that Call for ChangePositive Change Starts with a Positive AttitudeA Look at Our FearsMaking the Intention to Create ChangeChapter Summary and Reflections Chapter 4: Assess Your School Culture and EnvironmentWhat is School Culture and Why is it so Important?School AssessmentChapter Summary and Reflections
Chapter 5: Set ...and Achieve GoalsAddress your "Chalkboard of Impact"Visualize the End Result Set Your GoalsDifferentiate Long Term and Short Term GoalsTake ActionAchieve Your GoalsChapter Summary and Reflections Chapter 6. Communicate ClearlyUse Innovative Communication Skills to Coach and Facilitate Determine How to Best Use Communication SkillsUtilize Multiple Media and TechnologiesChapter Summary and Reflections Chapter 7: Predict Possible RoadblocksCommon Barriers to Change in EducationResponse Styles to ChangeChapter Summary and Reflections Chapter 8. Engage SupportPersonal AccountabilityExternal SupportFactoring Parents into the Change Process
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Lydotta M. Taylor is the founder and President of The EdVenture Group, an education-based organization that provides consulting, curriculum development and professional development services for individuals, leaders, educators, and businesses. She specializes in change management and leadership programs for education and business. She serves as a national facilitator for The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, an organization that promotes 21st century readiness for education, and will serve as the model classroom chairperson for the International Society for Technology in Education Conference in 2011. Taylor's true passion is teaching, helping others, and sharing knowledge and successes with the business and education community. She is currently an adjunct professor for the West Virginia University Leadership Studies program, a position she has held for the last three years. Jill M. Fratto is a Certified Professional Life Coach, accredited by the International Coach Federation, and the owner of Enlighten Consultant Services, Inc. Utilizing her diverse experience in coaching, business and education, she creates personal and professional development programs for organizations and individuals. Fratto earned her MBA from West Virginia University and her coaching certificate from The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). After receiving her certification, she served as a Director for iPEC in Atlanta, GA, instructing and developing individuals to become certified coaches. Fratto is passionate about her work in education, empowering teachers to create intentional change that results in positive outcomes for themselves and their students.
Very readable and appropriate for k-12 teachers.The tone and presentation was good and the material was conducive for k-12 educators.I liked the content of the book; it appeared to be relevant and up to date with discussions I have had with colleagues in trainings I have conducted and conferences I have attended. I would definitely recommend this book to my teachers in my district. I appreciated the relevancy of current trends. As a technology professional development leader in my district and region, I found it reassuring that the same ideas I cover in my sessions were discussed in this book. - Allen Martin, District Technology Resource Teacher, Bowling Green City Schools, Bowling Green, KY The curriculum coaches at each school should read this book and plan PLC's (Professional Learning Centers) with their teachers. I also think that principals should read this book and discuss it at their principal's meetings. These definitions should spark a lot of conversation at a faculty meeting or PLC. I can see a teacher taking this book and reading it and applying the information by herself. She doesn't need a group setting. Although this book would several teachers can come together to study the book at chapter at a time. I like the author's tone. It was like she was one of the teachers at a school discussing 21st century skills with some other teachers in the lounge. The overall strength of this book is that it is written in a way so that it is easy to use alone or with a group. Who Took My Chalk? would be great to use with a Professional Learning Community (PLC). - Jo Ann Brandenburg, Teacher, Hatcher Elementary, Ashland, KY I thought the checklist for 21st century skills was excellent and found myself going through it with regard to my own teaching and classroom. LOVE the SMART Goals....look forward to implementing in my own life and classroom. LOVE the response styles and what AILS you...perfect for teachers to grasp and run with. I know I saw myself and colleagues in each description and appreciate the chance to understand my motivations and limitations a little better. The Who Took My Chalk Model is powerful for making teachers want to embrace change and giving clear steps for establishing the kind of environment they want to have in their classroom and school. I would recommend Who Took My Chalk? for its strong overview of the 21st century collaborative teaching model and for clearly laying out a model to make change happen on a personal or school-wide level. This book is an excellent resource for teachers and I it caused me to reflect and think about my own teaching practices. To me, that is the mark of a good resource! - Nancy Goodnight, AIG Facilitator/Teacher, Enochville Elementary School, China Grove, NC