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Book Study in a Box: A Professional Book Study on Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems

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  • Topics

    Evidence-Based Practices > Evidence-Based Frameworks, Infrastructure Development > State Education Agency Capacity, Systems Alignment
  • SSIP Phase

    SSIP Phase III

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The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) has created this Facilitator’s Guide and accompanying materials to support state education agencies in undertaking a book study for the book Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems, written by Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn (2016, Corwin Press). A Book Study is a popular method of capacity building in schools, districts, and systems; however, sometimes the thought of planning and developing the materials for a formal Book Study with colleagues can seem like an extra task. But we hope you will find that much of the hard work has been done for you in this Book Study in a Box resource from the NCSI. This Book Study in a Box resource can be used by staff at the State Education Agency to engage in professional learning at the system level and can be also be shared with leaders of local systems interested in learning about comprehensive improvement models as they learn and lead their way to better school systems and improved student outcomes.   This resource includes a Facilitator Guide, a Facilitator Implementation Guide, and a Participant Packet.

February 2022