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Department of Staff Development

Chesapeake Public Schools

School Administration Building       ◊         312 Cedar Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23322        ◊       Phone: (757) 547-0914        ◊        Fax: (757) 312-8610
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Staff Development Professional Library

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The Department of Staff Development maintains a professional library in the Parent Resource Center located at the Educational Services Center.  The library houses a variety of resources (e.g., books, DVDs, journals) which are available for checkout by employees of Chesapeake Public Schools. 

Operating Hours:  Hours vary.  Please confirm that the library is open before visiting, or call (482-5923) for an appointment.

Note: During summer, submit requests to Sharon Kita via email, phone (547-0914), or fax (312-8610) to have resources ponied directly to you.  During all other periods, submit your checkout request to LaEunice Brown via email, phone (482-5923), or fax (546-0990). 


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Access the Staff Development Professional Library catalog by using the button above.  The Parent Resource Center link is under the Other Collections category.  The "Search" feature may only be accessed from a CPS computer.

Note:  Items denoted with a "PROF" prefix are included in the Staff Development Professional Library.  Items without this prefix are resources located in the Parent Resource Center.  All items are available for checkout by CPS personnel.

**NEW RESOURCES NOW AVAILABLE**
Title/Format Author/Source
Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom - Book Kristin Souers and
Pete Hall
Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations - Book Lester Laminack and
Reba Wadsworth
Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning - Book Wendy Ostroff
Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and
What Schools Can Do About It - Book
Eric Jensen
Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn: The Key to Student Motivation and Achievement - Book Mike Anderson
Hard Conversations Unpacked: The Whos, the Whens, and the What-Ifs - Book Jennifer Abrams
Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide to Collaborative Inquiry - Book Bruce Wellman and
Laura Lipton
Intentional and Targeted Teaching: A Framework for Teacher Growth and Leadership - Book Douglas Fisher,
Nancy Frey, and
Stefani Arzonetti Hite
Teaching Better: Igniting and Sustaining Instructional Improvement - Book Bradley A. Ermeling and
Genevieve Graff-Ermeling
InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives - Book Joe Ehrmann,
Paula Ehrmann, and
Gregory Jordan
InSideOut Coaching Character - Book Coach for America/Shift Why
Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Roadmap for School Leaders - Book James Rickabaugh
The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance - Book Gayle Gregory and
Martha Kaufeldt
High-Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great Teaching - Book Jim Knight
The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) for Individuals With Asperger Syndrome,
Autism, and Related Disabilities; Integrating Best Practices Throughout the Student's Day - Book
Shawn Henry and
Brenda Smith Myles
Rethinking Grading: Meaningful Assessment for Standards-Based Learning - Book Cathy Vatterott
Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning - Book Pam Robbins
Why Didn't I Learn This in College? Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (2nd Edition) - Book Paula Rutherford
Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry -Book Larissa Pahomov
How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking - Book Susan M. Brookhart
Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving - Book Patti Drapeau
Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn - Book Myron Dueck
The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners (2nd Edition) - Book Carol A. Tomlinson
Learning in the Fast Lane: 8 Ways to Put All Students on the Road to Academic Success - Book Suzy Pepper Rollins
Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership (5th Edition) - Book Lee G. Bolman and
Terrence E. Deal
Better Learning Through Structured Teaching (2nd Edition) - Book Douglas Fisher and
Nancy Frey
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School - Book John Medina
Causes & Cures in the Classroom: Getting to the Root of Academic and Behavior Problems - Margaret Searle
Diversity Toolkit - Kit  
Essentials for Principals: The School Leader's Guide to English Learners - Book Douglas Fisher and
Nancy Frey
Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most - Book Jeffrey Benson
How Teachers Can Turn Data Into Action - Book Daniel R. Venables
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (3rd Edition) - Book Thomas Armstrong
Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head (2nd Edition) - Book Carla Hannaford
The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day - Book Bryan Goodwin and
Elizabeth Ross Hubbell
Access® 2010 All-in-One For Dummies® - Book Alison Barrows,
Margaret Levine Young, and
Joseph C. Stockman
Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom - Book Carol Ann Tomlinson and
Tonya R. Moon
Excel® 2010 All-in-One For Dummies® - Book Greg Harvey
Getting Started: Reculturing Schools to Become Professional Learning Communities - Book Robert Eaker,
Richard DuFour,
and Rebecca DuFour
Leading by Design: An Action Framework for PLC at Work™ Leaders - Book Cassandra Erkens and
Eric Twadell
Making Classroom Assessment Work (3rd Edition) - Book Anne Davies
Office 2010 All-in-One For Dummies® - Book Peter Weverka
The Power of SMART Goals: Using Goals to Improve Student Learning - Book Jan O’Neill and
Anne Conzemius
PowerPoint® 2010 All-in-One For Dummies® - Book Peter Weverka
The Praxis Series Study Guide: ParaPro Assessment Study Guide - Book Educational Testing Service
Pyramid of Behavior Interventions: Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment - Book Tom Hierck,
Charlie Coleman, and
Chris Weber
Strategies for Implementing Guided Math - Book Laney Sammons
The Role of PLCs in Advancing 21st Century Skills - DVD Richard DuFour