Minding the Future

  • Title:Minding the Future: Revitalizing Learning Cultures Through Teacher Leadership
  • Author:Angeline A. Anderson, Susan K. Borg, Stephanie L. Edgar
  • Publication Date:Sep 2018
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781544318288
  • Publisher:Corwin Press/Learning Forward

Harness the power of teacher collaboration and engagement to see real results for students!

Welcome to Transform Academy, where committed teachers become teacher leaders, empowered to revitalize learning cultures while keeping the future in mind. This boundary-breaking professional-learning process—centered on teacher voice and grounded in foundations of collaboration and data-informed planning—challenges schools to move beyond accountability standards and toward innovative learning that ignites student engagement.

As you follow the story of Transform Academy, you’ll find accompanying action steps to help you implement the process, along with strategies to inspire personalized instruction and redesign learning environments. Other supports include:

  • Detailed and inspiring vignettes
  • Relevant research connections
  • Questions for discussion
  • Activities and prompts for individuals and teams
  • Links to professional-learning standards

Follow Transform Academy’s journey of discovery, and see the results for yourself.

Minding the Future outlines a very clear framework for how a school might reimagine professional learning in support of results for students. What’s especially helpful are the tools and resources that will help educators through every step of the process. Thank you for bringing this great resource to the field!

Frederick Brown, Deputy Executive Director
Learning Forward

If you’ve been searching for proven strategies on creating a vision, planning, and establishing a learning culture ready for transformation, this is it. Written with knowledge only gained from experience, Minding the Future presents readers with clear plans, brought to life with anecdotes and stories, to lead their own professional learning transformations. This book is for educators wishing to embrace the future head-on and hand in hand

Linda Macias, Associate Superintendent, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Houston, TX


Author Bio

Angeline Anderson, Ph.D. is currently an independent educational consultant. She is formerly the Executive Director for Instruction in a large suburban school district in Texas, where she oversaw the activities of 124 staff members whose mission was to provide high quality curriculum, assessments, media services, and professional development to district teachers and staff. Her experience as an educator includes classroom teacher, counselor, administrator, program evaluator, statistician, and district leader. Dr. Anderson has served students and teachers in Florida, Texas, and California. Her work and interests include social cognitive theory, quality schools, strategic planning, curriculum development, instructional technology, response to intervention, and leadership. She has presented at state and national conferences on a variety of strategies to transform instructional processes using technology integration.

Susan K. Borg, EdD, is a clinical assistant professor at San Houston State University where she supervises the superintendent certification program and teaches graduate-level principal preparation courses. Susan is also a senior associate at N2 Learning, an educational consulting company. She is formerly the associate superintendent for instruction and student services in a suburban school district in Texas, supervising the academic programs for approximately 50,000 students. Dr. Borg facilitated the collaboration of six instructional and data accountability departments at the district level with 44 campuses, prekindergarten through Grade 12. Dr. Borg served the field of education for 34 years in a variety of roles as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, executive director, and associate superintendent. She has presented at state and national conferences on the importance of the integration of the innovation and technology into instructional processes for the education preparation of future-ready students.

Stephanie Edgar, M.Ed. is currently an associate at N2 Learning, an educational consulting company. She is formerly the Director of Campus Instructional Support in a large suburban school district in Texas. Her team provided direct support to campuses through professional development, specialist training, video production, adaptive and benchmark assessments, campus planning, and embedded technology. Mrs. Edgar has provided in-depth training in the areas of planning, professional learning communities, assessments for learning, collaborative consultations, critical conversations, instructional best practices, student and teacher portfolios, and online professional development. She has served students and teachers for 38 years as a teacher, instructional specialist, and district administrator. Her presentations at state and national conventions focus on leading innovative professional learning, student engagement, and opportunities for transformative teacher leadership.

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