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General Info about the QC Teach Program

2008 Orientation Slideshow 2008 Orientation Slideshow (309 KB)
A presentation explaining the rationale behind lesson study and collaboration work completed in the 2008-09 school year.

Teacher Discusion about the QC Teach Program Teacher Discusion about the QC Teach Program (50340 KB)
Discussion by teachers that focuses on active collaboration, continuous improvement, and lesson development. Excerpted from Teacher to teacher: Reshaping instruction through lesson study (facilitator's guide). (2002). Naperville, IL: North Central Regional Laboratory (NCREL).



Vital Signs of Learning

Vital Signs of Learning & Key Strategies Resource Packet Vital Signs of Learning & Key Strategies Resource Packet (604 KB)
Includes guides for activating the Vital Signs, a scoring guide for checking the Vital Signs, and forms of differentiation for adjusting instruction to increase learning successes.

Intro to VSOL for students Intro to VSOL for students (103 KB)
This slideshow is designed to be shown to students who are about to take the Vital Signs of Learning survey and presents the rationale behind the survey.



General Reference

A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform (131 KB)
A Report to the Nation and the Secretary of Education by The National Commission on Excellence in Education

Herman - Extraordinary Teacher Herman - Extraordinary Teacher (57 KB)
Ellie Herman wrote this opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times addressing the conditions under which teachers are expected to be extraordinary.

12-13 USP Prop References 12-13 USP Prop References (131 KB)

Praise for Proficiency Praise for Proficiency (408 KB)
By Tim Buckly, "Today's OEA", June 2011