Joanne Picone-Zocchia

Vice President

Joanne Picone-Zocchia  is the Vice President of Learner-Centered Initiatives. Her work includes school, district, regional and statewide programs focusing on leadership development, professional evaluation, goal attainment processes, and the design and implementation of assessment systems. Passionate about sustainable improvement, Joanne weaves systems thinking, neuro-leadership and issues of systemic educational reform as she works with schools, districts and educational organizations in the areas of strategic planning, visioning, restructuring and organizational development. Her work with school leaders has led to the development of LCI’s SOAR Framework for leadership development, used by schools, districts and universities to support leadership training and improvement.

Joanne is a published author and designer. She has developed the suite of Multidimensional Performance Rubrics [Principal, Leadership and Superintendent], and their associated professional development, tools and Field Guides. Her articles, “There’s More to Goals than Setting Them” and “Managing the Dissonance…and Disconnect…of Change,” directly relate to her work in systems improvement. She has co-authored the books Supporting Mathematical Learning: Effective Instruction, Assessment and Student Activities, K-5 and Changing the Way You Teach; Improving the Way Students Learn, with Giselle Martin-Kniep. Joanne currently has three writing projects under development. Working titles: Transforming Evaluation into Improvement, SOARing to Quality Leadership, and Unleashing the Power of Connections.

An avid supporter of educators and education, and herself an educator for 22 years, Joanne welcomes opportunities for discourse, and can be reached at joannepz@lciltd.org

Profile

Changing the way you teach, Improving the way students learn

Co-written with Giselle Martin-Kniep, this book describes a framework for effective teaching that can be applied to any subject area and grade level. A detailed review of the structures, processes, and content of effective teaching provides practical tips that can be used right away, and the stories that are woven throughout directly and explicitly relate theory to practice and results.· Areas of focus include addressing both the depth and the breadth of your curriculum, questions that engage and support student learning, specific scaffolding techniques, and tips for using student portfolios to both document and promote student learning.

Field Guide: Principal

The Field Guide: Principal includes explanations, questions, examples and references to specific activities to support principals' understanding of the theory and practice needed to successfully implement the MPPR.

Field Guide: Principal Evaluator

The Field Guide: Principal Evaluator includes explanations, questions, examples and references to specific activities to support evaluators'€™ understanding of the theory and practice needed to successfully implement the MPPR.

Handbook of Strategies for Teaching and Assessing Mathematics

Blending theory of “best practice” with classroom reality, this handbook focuses on the development and use of effective instructional techniques and practices in K-5 mathematics. It explores the topics of diversified assessment, establishing and communicating explicit criteria, using various questioning strategies to support and extend math learning, and the role of problems in providing context for teaching and learning math skills. Each section concludes with a series of processing and design options to help teachers apply the material to their own context. Co-authored with Giselle Martin-Kniep.

Field Guide: Leader

The Field Guide: Leader includes explanations, questions, examples and references to specific activities to support school leader's understanding of the theory and practice needed to successfully implement the MLPR.

Field Guide: Leader Evaluator

The Field Guide: Leader Evaluator includes explanations, questions, examples and references to specific activities to support evaluators'€™ understanding of the theory and practice needed to successfully implement the MLPR.

The Principal as School Leader

Joanne Picone-Zocchia

LCI Publication.  2016.

Signature Practices

Joanne Picone-Zocchia

Evidence of Experience, Innovation & Expertise. LCI publication. 2013.

Common Core State Standards

Joanne Picone-Zocchia

Where do we begin? LCI publication. 2011

Managing the Dissonance…

Joanne Picone-Zocchia

and Disconnect… of Change. LCI publication. 2011.

Remaining Responsive to Maximize Success.

Joanne Picone-Zocchia

LCI publication. 2011.

Responding to Professional Evaluations.

Joanne Picone-Zocchia

LCI publication. 2011.

There's More to Goals Than Setting Them.

Joanne Picone-Zocchia

LCI publication. 2011.

An Efficient and Effective Model for School Wide Improvement.

Joanne Picone-Zocchia

LCI publication. 2010.