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The following resources support work being done in NWCSI schools. Member schools can borrow videos and facilitator’s guides if those resources are not currently being used by the regional coordinators.

Professional Learning Communities

Learning by Doing: a handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work
by Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Thomas Many
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The Power of Professional Learning Communities at Work: bringing the big ideas to life featuring
Richard DuFour, Rebecca, DuFour, and Robert Eaker
Facilitator’s guide and DVD
Collaborative Teams in Professional Learning Communities at Work
Facilitator’s guide, CD, DVD

Curriculum Mapping

Curriculum Mapping; Charting the Course for Content
2 videos and facilitators guide (VHS)
Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum & Assessment K-12
by Heidi Hayes Jacobs
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Understanding by Design

Understanding by Design 2: Using the Backward Design Process
Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe explain how to use the backward design approach to curriculum planning advocated in their book Understanding by Design.
Video (VHS)
Understanding by Design
by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
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Understanding by Design Handbook
by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins
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What is Understanding?
Video (VHS)
Moving Forward with Understanding by Design


At Work in the Differentiated Classroom
Facilitator’s guide and 3 videos (VHS): Teaching for Learner Success, Planning Curriculum and Instruction, and Managing the Differentiated Classroom
Differentiated Instruction in Action
3 DVDs featuring examples in elementary, Middle and High School


Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: doing it right - using it well
by Rick Stiggins, Judith Arter, Jan Chappuis, and Steve Chappuis
DVD and CD

Examining Student Work

Examining Student Work
Facilitator’s guide and 4 videos (VHS) - The Tuning Protocol, Improving Student Learning, Standards in Practice, and Collaborative Analysis of Student Work
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