Theory of action

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This presentation was delivered by Dr. Judy Skupa regarding the use of Theories of Action to drive school and strategic planning

This presentation was delivered by Dr. Judy Skupa regarding the use of Theories of Action to drive school and strategic planning

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  • Altering of patterns of social inequities; Awareness about what does not work at school; Understanding of social issues; Institutional inequities. Maintaining patterns of social inequity; Structures, knowledge, beliefs, and values that shape schooling and create or maintain inequitable patterns of outcomes; Account for social political factors that affect students and families

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  • 1. What is a Theory of Action? It is a set of underlying assumptions about how we will move our organization from its current state to its desired future.
  • 2. Theory of Action
      • Aligns intended theory with the realities of work within an actual organization.
      • Connects strategy to the actions and relationships critical to good instruction and student learning.
      • Identify the mutual dependencies that are required to get the complex work of instructional improvement done.
      • Grounded in research or evidence-based practice.
    City, Elmore, Fiarman and Teitel,2009
  • 3. Theory of Action
      • Begins with a statement of a causal relationship between what I/we do and what constitutes a good result in the organization
      • High leverage for achievement and equity;
      • Powerful enough to transform programs and practices.
    City, Elmore, Fiarman and Teitel,2009
  • 4. Broad Theory of Action
      • If our vision of writing across all content areas is compelling and students and staff have good motive and work hard, then students will write more successfully.
    City, Elmore, Fiarman and Teitel,2009
  • 5. Good Theory of Action
      • If system and building level administrators monitor teaching practice in a serious and visible way, then teachers will teach high-level writing skills and then students will learn to write more fluently and powerfully.
    City, Elmore, Fiarman and Teitel,2009
  • 6. Better Theory of Action
      • If teachers have access to coaching and professional development focused on the core skills of high-level writing, and if administrators monitor and support the acquisition of these skills through their daily visits to classrooms, then teachers will teach higher-level skills and students will demonstrate their learning by producing higher-level writing products.
    City, Elmore, Fiarman and Teitel,2009
  • 7. Best Theory of Action
      • If teachers are knowledgeable about the performances that equate to high levels of writing , and if they participate in the development of assessments that provide evidence of those performances, then they will know how to test their own knowledge and skill against the requirements of the new curriculum, and students will demonstrate higher levels of performance in their writing .
    City, Elmore, Fiarman and Teitel,2009
  • 8. Best Theory of Action
      • If teachers are knowledgeable about the performances that equate to high levels of writing , and if they participate in the development of assessments that provide evidence of those performances, then they will know how to test their own knowledge and skill against the requirements of the new curriculum, and students will demonstrate higher levels of performance in their writing.
    strategy City, Elmore, Fiarman and Teitel,2009
  • 9. Where do I begin my research?
      • How do we get from the current state to the desired state?
      • What are the vital actions that will improve teaching and learning?
      • What evidence do we have that these actions will be successful in our local context?
      • As a result of these actions, what will happen? How will this transform the teaching-learning experience?
        • How will this action impact students?
        • What will this action lead to?
        • What results will we see?
  • 10. Theory of Action Proposed Strategy: If we do this, (Describe in detail) Then “X” will happen (Explain in research base or theory base why this will work.) And we will see this result in…