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ESLR Presentation

  1. 1. ESLR Essential Schoolwide Learning Results What they are and why we use them. Jon P. Zurfluh 2008
  2. 3. This Morning – in 60 minutes!!! <ul><li>Mission/Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of ESLR’s </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper Delving and History </li></ul><ul><li>Some Collaboration </li></ul>
  3. 4. First – The Mission <ul><li>“Our mission is to provide all of our students with opportunities to pursue academic and personal excellence in nurturing, international community environments.” </li></ul>
  4. 5. The ESLR’s <ul><li>Effective Communication </li></ul><ul><li>High Level Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Solid Foundation of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Learning Attitudes & Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Global & Community Appreciation </li></ul>
  5. 6. History <ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>WASC </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to be Different </li></ul><ul><li>Glue that binds </li></ul>
  6. 7. Effective Communication <ul><li>The ability to exchange and present information through a common use of symbols, signs and behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Version: I can listen. I can share my ideas, thoughts, and feelings. </li></ul>
  7. 8. EC Expectations <ul><li>Receptive Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Expressive Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of Communication </li></ul>
  8. 9. High Level Thinking <ul><li>The ability to expand learning beyond simple knowledge and recall. </li></ul><ul><li>The Primary version: I can solve problems by myself and with others. I can think creatively. </li></ul>
  9. 10. HLT Expectations <ul><li>Critical Thinking Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Thinking Skills </li></ul>
  10. 11. Solid Foundation of Knowledge <ul><li>Mastery of basic skills in all academic areas in order to integrate and apply skill in real-life situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary version: I can learn new things in all of my classes. </li></ul>
  11. 12. SF Expectations <ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Artistic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>Technological </li></ul>
  12. 13. Positive Learning Attitudes & Behaviors <ul><li>Affective and behavioral processes and skills that develop personal responsibility within a learning environment leading to the development of quality products. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary version: I can set goals. I can work by myself and with others. I can try hard and do my best. </li></ul>
  13. 14. PLAB Expectations <ul><li>Questioning & Curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Perserverance </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Work Habits </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Learning Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Work Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructive Criticism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouragement/Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiation/Compromise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. PLAB Expectations, cont’d <ul><li>Quality Production Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time and Effort </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Global & Community Appreciation <ul><li>Affective and behavioral processes and skills that develop an individual’s recognition of his or her role and responsibility within the family, the SCIS school community, regional communities, and the global community. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary version: I can show respect and responsibility. I can make a difference in our world. </li></ul>
  16. 17. GCA Expectations <ul><li>Interpersonal Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction with others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict Resolution Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Responsibility Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules and Laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. GCA <ul><li>Character? </li></ul>
  18. 19. So What? <ul><li>Tapestry of Learning </li></ul><ul><li>WASC </li></ul><ul><li>School Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Community of Learners </li></ul>
  19. 20. How? <ul><li>Let’s see if we can find out… </li></ul><ul><li>With groups of 4 answer the following question…. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Process, Step 1 <ul><li>Groups of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>You will speak to one question during the Round Robin portion. Each of you will have one shot – uninterrupted – at this question. </li></ul><ul><li>When each of you has had 1 minute (or less) to say what you want about the first question, we'll move on to our next step. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Question… <ul><li>Assumption: ESLRs are important to our processes and beliefs regarding student learning and instructional planning. </li></ul><ul><li>What barriers or constraints are keeping ESLRs from being fully utilized in the school or in your classroom? </li></ul>
  22. 23. Process, Step 2 <ul><li>Now that we have discussed the challenges that have or could possibly prevent us from achieving the goal, let’s start to brainstorm some possible solutions to over come these challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>Think in terms of: </li></ul><ul><li>“ What’s working now?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What actions can be put into place?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What can we put on our “Not to do” list? </li></ul><ul><li>“ What can individuals do?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What other innovative ideas can you suggest?” </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Using Post Its </li></ul><ul><ul><li>put one idea per sticky for potential solutions to the problems we have discussed, or innovations/ideas you have that could help you incorporate ESLRs in your instruction. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul>
  24. 26. Process, step 3 <ul><li>Stop writing </li></ul><ul><li>Get into your group again </li></ul><ul><li>Look at your combined Post It notes </li></ul><ul><li>Categorize the ideas into chunks under 3-5 overarching topics. </li></ul><ul><li>As the categories emerge, call them out </li></ul><ul><li>You have 10 minutes </li></ul>
  25. 27. Sharing <ul><li>By Category </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Only a first step… </li></ul>
  26. 28. The ESLR’s <ul><li>Effective Communication </li></ul><ul><li>High Level Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Solid Foundation of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Learning Attitudes & Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Global & Community Appreciation </li></ul>