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Instructional Leadership in the Content Areas
Case Studies for Leading Curriculum and Instruction

ISBN 9781138578845
Published September 7, 2018 by Routledge
302 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Co-published with University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), this textbook prepares aspiring educational leaders for the important and challenging task of supporting instruction in their schools. Instructional Leadership in the Content Areas equips leaders—who might not have content backgrounds that align with those of the teachers they supervise—with research-based practices and knowledge specific to a range of subject areas. Presenting over 20 problems-based cases at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and across seven areas of content, this book deepens knowledge of exemplary instruction, improves feedback dialogues, and helps leaders work effectively alongside teachers and instructional specialists. Rich with activities, resources, and discussion questions, this casebook provides a broad overview of instructional leadership and the tools for school leaders to improve and support classroom practices across all content areas in intentional ways that support career-long professional growth.

Case facilitation notes are available here:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction: The Importance of Strengthening Instructional Leadership Jo Beth Jimerson and Sarah Quebec Fuentes

Part 1: Elementary School

Chapter 2 - Going Beyond Computations with Fractions Daniel R. Ilaria & Edward DePeau

Chapter 3 - Making Social Studies Meaningful: Exploring Civics through Critical Thinking Michelle Bauml

Chapter 4 - Getting Science Back into the Elementary Classroom Using the STEM Lab Ian C. Binns, Mark Bloom, & Lara Cabaniss

Chapter 5 - Supporting Change through Knowledge of Best Practices in Literacy Macie Kerbs, Connie Briggs, Amy Burke, & Patricia A. Watson

Chapter 6 - Harmonious Learning: Supporting Elementary Music Education Natalie Neugent and Sheri L. Neill

Chapter 7 - Elementary Physical Education: Never Enough Time Jane A. K. Carlson and Ann Kaczkowski Kimpton 

Chapter 8 - Are We Going in the Right Direction? Library, Literacy, and Leadership Practices at Oak Creek Elementary Marla W. McGhee & Barbara A. Jansen

Part 2: Middle School 

Chapter 9 - Using Formative Assessment to Drive Instruction in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom Daniel R. Ilaria, Jennifer Wilson, & Edward De Peau

Chapter 10 - Planning for High-Quality Social Studies Instruction in the Middle Grades Curby Alexander

Chapter 11 - The Importance of Nature of Science Instruction when Teaching Sensitive Science Topics Mark Bloom & Ian C. Binns

Chapter 12 - Book Clubs: Fostering Agency and Engagement in Middle School Classrooms Amy Burke, Heather Cato, Tamra Dollar, Connie Briggs, & Patricia A. Watson

Chapter 13 - Creativity and Critical Thinking in Visual Arts Lucy Bartholomee and Megan McBurnett

Chapter 14 - How Middle School Physical Education Has Changed: Shifting Paradigm Jane A. K. Carlson & Ann Kaczkowski Kimpton

Chapter 15 - Promoting Instructional Partnerships with the Library Media Specialist: A New Instructional Paradigm Marla W. McGhee & Barbara A. Jansen

Part 3: High School

Chapter 16 - Effective Discourse in the Mathematics Classroom Joanie Funderburk & Jennifer Wilson

Chapter 17 - “So What?” Social Studies for Culturally Responsive, Active, and Democratic Citizenship Daniel G. Krutka

Chapter 18 - The Flipped Classroom and Conceptually Challenging Science Content John McCuin, Mark Bloom, & Catherine Koehler 

Chapter 19 - Literacy beyond the English Language Arts Classroom: Shared Responsibility Sherri K. Wilcox, Patricia A. Watson, Amy Burke, & Connie Briggs

Chapter 20 - Pulling Back the Curtain on Theatre Arts Instruction Samantha Clayborn Segura and Gabriel Huddleston

Chapter 21 - High School Physical Education: An Academic Subject Jane A. K. Carlson & Ann Kaczkowski Kimpton

Chapter 22 - Reimagining a Traditional Library Space and Program: Toward a Learning Commons Barbara A. Jansen & Marla W. McGhee

Part 4: Whole-School Cross-Disciplinary Efforts 

Chapter 23 - Teaching with Technology: Promoting Responsible, Safe, and Legal Digital Citizenship Curby Alexander

Chapter 24 - Rebooting the Brain: Maximizing Quality Learning through Whole-School Change Deborah J. Rhea, Alexander P. Rivchun, and Laura E. Clark

Chapter 25 - Appropriate Assessment e Instrucción de los Emergent Bilinguals con Disabilities Steve Daniel Przymus

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Jo Beth Jimerson is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Texas Christian University (TCU), Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

Sarah Quebec Fuentes is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Texas Christian University (TCU), Fort Worth, Texas, USA.