Courses

Facilitator’s Library

The Facilitator’s Library contains all of the documents that are required for implementing an ASAP Cohort. District professional development staff get access to this library when they have a cohort using any of the ASAP components.

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Academy Mentor’s Library – Michigan

The Academy Mentor’s Library contains all of the documents that you will need to reference during your duties as a mentor during the Michigan ASAP Academy.

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Facilitator’s Library – Georgia

The Facilitator’s Library contains all of the documents that are required for implementing an ASAP Cohort. District professional development staff get access to this library when they have a cohort using any of the ASAP components.

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Facilitator’s Library – Texas

The Facilitator’s Library contains all of the documents that are required for implementing an ASAP Cohort. District professional development staff get access to this library when they have a cohort using any of the ASAP components.

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Facilitator’s Library – South Carolina

The Facilitator’s Library contains all of the documents that are required for implementing an ASAP Cohort. District professional development staff get access to this library when they have a cohort using any of the ASAP components.

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Facilitator’s Library – Florida

The Facilitator’s Library contains all of the documents that are required for implementing an ASAP Cohort. District professional development staff get access to this library when they have a cohort using any of the ASAP components.

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Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices – St Monica’s College

 
An effective school leader provides safe and collaborative school and classroom environments by developing relationships and building community, with a strong understanding of the distinction between classroom management and school discipline. While these two concepts are often used interchangeably, they are very different.

Classroom management deals with how things are done in the classroom including the procedures, routines, and structures. Classroom management is the responsibility of the teacher. Discipline is no longer about ensuring the compliance of children or young adults under the guidance or direction of an authority figure. It is about students taking responsibility for their own behavior and self-monitoring their behavior while working collaboratively with their peers.

Restorative practices help educators to proactively prevent problems like bullying and violence. An increasing body of research indicates that restorative approaches are effective in transforming student behavior and building healthy school communities.

Circles and groups provide opportunities for students to share their feelings and to build relationships and solve problems. When there is wrongdoing, students play an active role in addressing the wrong and making things right (Riestenberg, 2002).

This course module provides practical strategies for implementing restorative practices to create a positive school community and classroom culture in which every student feels respected. Positive school cultures foster rich learning environments where student achievement is enhanced. School stakeholders—principals, teachers, and parents—must be willing to assess the school culture and help to shape it positively through conscious individual and collaborative efforts.

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Shared Vision

Shared Vision

communityThis course module provides practical strategies to assist school leaders in creating a learning community that will shape a school’s shared vision, facilitate collaboration through teams and committees, and establish a climate that supports child-centered education in a collegial and caring environment, enhancing student achievement.

The Standard:

Effective educational leaders develop, advocate, and enact a shared mission, vision, and core values of high-quality education and academic success and well-being of each student.”
(National Policy Board for Educational Administration, 2015)

Module chapters include an examination of the differences between mission and vision, how to refine a shared vision, goal setting, and the essential characteristics of learning communities.

Chapters contain exercises that you will be asked to complete, and resources you can use for continuous learning.

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