7 Steps: A Resource Collection for Step #1

This resource collection provides support, tools, strategies, and research for educators participating in the series of training events called "7 Steps: A Road Trip to Radically Raise Test Scores with Technology-Rich, Proven Practices." Participants explore PROVEN principles, practices, and assessments that have the BEST chance of prompting an immediate and unprecedented effect on learning results for students performing below basic level. For more information about this professional development, email Info@PODLS.com.

“The key to success is not innovation;  it is simplicity and diligence applied with fierce devotion to our highest priorities.”  (Collins, 2001b, p. 104)
Remind 101:  A safe way for teachers to text students and stay in touch with parents
Wall-Size Data Team FOCUS Chart
North Carolina Data Sources:  A Quick Reference for Teachers
Interactive Venn Diagram:  My Strengths + Your Strengths = Innovation and Invention
(The Nondiscussables) Culture Builder, by Roland Barth
ATTENTION, Multitasking, and the Brain:  John Medina, Developmental Molecular Biologist, BrainRules.net
    *Note remarks on TIME PRESSURE.
Distraction is the New Normal, by Daniel Goleman
Five Dysfunctions of a TeamPatrick Lencioni
Recommended Reading for the Training Event: "7 Steps to Radically Raise Test Scores with Technology-Rich, Proven Practices."
  • Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, by John Hattie and Gregory Yates

  • Visible Learning for Teachers:  Maximizing Impact on Learning, by John Hattie

  • Breakthrough, by Michael Fullan, Peter Hill, and Carmel Crevola

  • [The Leadership & Learning Center]  FOCUS: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning 2014, by Mike Schmoker

  • Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning, by Mike Schmoker

  • Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement, by Richard DuFour and Robert Marzano

  • Richard P. DuFour Resources and Books

  • The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive, by Michael Fullan

  • School Leadership That Works, by Marzano, Waters, McNulty

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