Further reading and resources:

Staff Development Council of Ontario (Leaning Forward), www.sdco.ca.
Profound Improvement: Building Capacity for a Learning Community by Coral Mitchell and Larry Sackney (Lisse, Netherlands: Swets and Zeitlinger B.V., 2000).

Sustainable Improvement: Building Learning Communities That Endure by Coral Mitchell and Larry Sackney (Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2008).

The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action by Donald A. Schön (New York: Basic Books, 1983).

Resources on facilitation skills and developing effective PLCs recommended by Marian O’Connor, OCT, Secondary Program Consultant for the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic DSB:

Building and Connecting Learning Communities: The Power of Networks for School Improvement by Steven Katz, Lorna M. Earl and Sonia Ben Jaafar (Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2009).

Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles, and Potholes by G. Hall and S. Hord (Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001).

Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning byElizabeth A. City, Richard F. Elmore, Sarah E. Fiarman and Lee Teitel (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2009).

Student Achievement through Staff Development byBruce Joyce and Beverly Showers (Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2002).

The Reflective Educator’s Guide to Professional Development: Coaching Inquiry-Oriented Learning Communities by Nancy Fichtman Dana and Diane Yendol-Hoppey (Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2008).

Tribes: A New Way of Learning and Being Together by Jeanne Gibbs (Windsor, CA: CenterSource Systems LLC, 2001).

EduGAINS (www.edugains.ca) offers resources and information for K-12 teachers.

Resources on co-operative learning recommended by members of Marian O’Connor’s secondary panel PLC:

Beyond Monet: The Artful Science of Instructional Integration by Barrie Bennett and Carol Rolheiser (Toronto: Bookation, 2001).

Kagan Cooperative Learning by Dr. Spencer Kagan and Miguel Kagan (San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing and Professional Development, 2009).

A Study Guide for Productive Group Work: How to Engage Students, Build Teamwork and Promote Understanding by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher and Sandi Everlove (Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2009).

Resources recommended by John Myers, a curriculum instructor at OISE/UT:

Cooperative Learning and Social Studies: Towards Excellence and Equity by Tom Morton and John Myers (San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing and Professional Development, 1996).

Making Cooperative Learning Work: Student Teams in K-12 Classrooms by Paul J. Vermette (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1998).

Together We Learn: Cooperative Small Group Learning by J. Clarke, R. Wideman and S. Eadie (Toronto: Prentice-Hall Canada, 1990).