Los Angeles, CA (May 16, 2013) Educational publisher and professional development service provider Corwin has named Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do! by Lyn Sharratt and Michael Fullan as its 2012 Book of the Year. The recognition is based on a combination of total first-year sales, impact on the field of K-12 education, and availability of related products and services to provide educators with a full solution.
Putting FACES on the Data is a joint publication with the Ontario Principals’ Council and Learning Forward. The book shows how to develop a common language for sharing all students’ progress with all teachers and leaders and how to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction. Based on worldwide research from more than 500 educators, the book presents solutions addressing assessment, instruction, leadership, and ownership.
Education Week blogger and school principal Peter DeWitt wrote, “The reality is that data is a part of our lives in education. The important issue is to find the correct data, help teachers and administrators learn from it, and use it to help students have a better school experience that will prepare them for their future. I encourage everyone to give Putting Faces on [the] Data a read. There are numerous case studies and models included in the book that can help school leaders negotiate the process.”
Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Strategist at Pearson, said, “Too often the debate about education sets up a false dichotomy between rigorous use of data on the one hand and teachers’ professionalism on the other. This book demonstrates triumphantly that when the two go together, students benefit.”
Putting FACES on the Data is available as an online eCourse for professional development. The course contains a multitude of videos that support the best practices described in the book.
Educators who want to go deeper into the work can bring author Lyn Sharratt on site for keynotes, workshops, and consulting through Corwin’s author consulting service.
Corwin, a SAGE company, was established in 1990 to provide solutions for PreK–12 educators. Corwin offers books, online professional development products, institutes, and on-site consulting services for a diverse set of professionals — principals, administrators, specialists, teachers, counselors, consultants, teacher educators, and collegiate-level students. www.corwin.com