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Professional Learning Resources

The following resources are valuable when working with teachers and administrators in the areas of sheltered instruction, academic English language instruction, student engagement and leadership. However, due to copyright issues these resources require the permission of the author or publisher.

Please contact the publishers for information on the following:

Graphic Organizers

Inside Words: Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary

Inside Words: Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary, Grades 6-12 by Janet Allen, Stenhouse Publishers 128 pp/paper + CD-ROM with printable graphic organizers in both English and Spanish
http://www.stenhouse.com/0399.asp?r=n121

Textbook and Teacher’s Guide

Making Connections: Engaging Students in Language, Literacy, and Global Issues, Teacher’s Guide

Making Connections combines language learning with opportunities for students to think critically about sustainable solutions for community development, environmental issues, quality of life, peace and conflict and more. Aligned with education standards, this textbook includes nine chapters with lessons that have been reviewed and field tested by content experts, teachers, and students.
http://www.facingthefuture.org/Curriculum/MakingConnections/tabid/445/Default.aspx

Diagnostic Tool

Good to Great™ Diagnostic Tool -Developed by Jim Collins

http://www.jimcollins.com/tools.html

Book

Building a Professional Learning Community at Work™

Building a Professional Learning Community at Work™: A Guide to the First Year addresses the real-world critical questions that arise when schools begin their work to become professional learning communities (PLCs).