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Learn the 8 components of a classroom learning community to improve student ownership and accountability as you work to develop 21st century learners, critical thinkers and skilled collaborators.

Learn the 8 components of a classroom learning community to improve student ownership and accountability as you work to develop 21st century learners, critical thinkers and skilled collaborators.

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  • Todd – talk about our schools briefly
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  • Mandy – add student plan on a page
  • Todd – does not happen overnight and where are we now?
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  • Mandy/Todd – How do you set and communicate direction in your school? What is the leadership structure? Turn and Talk then share out (Todd)
  • Todd – The engine that drives…
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  • Mandy - Turn and talk – how do you provide opportunities for teachers to collaborate
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  • Todd – we will spend most of our time here
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  • Todd – ground rules
  • Mandy - mission
  • This is photo of a mural that was recently created at Wilder Waite. It communicates their school’s mission to focus on 21st century skills.Over time, all schools will participate in forming a mission statement for the school that provides clear direction and guidance to our work ahead.
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  • Talk about alignment to the district goals and building goals
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  • Todd – pulling it all together
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  • 1. Driving Continuous Improvement in the Classroom through a Classroom Learning Community Framework Tools for 21st century learning & leadership! @mandyeellis
  • 2. Presentation Objectives •Identify the 8 components of the Continuous Improvement Classroom •Provide a foundation and examples to instill a positive and collaborate classroom environment •Establish a classroom environment in which students are empowered to celebrate their success and identify where improvement needs to be made 2
  • 3. http://www.dunlapcusd.net 3
  • 4. Dunlap District 323 • K-12 Large Unit District • Total Enrollment: 4,080 •527 Employees •18 Administrators • Serving an estimated 12,500 residents • 62 Square Miles • 8 Schools
  • 5. Teamwork, Collaboration & Shared Leadership; the pillars of successful organizations Point B- “The Desired State” Point A- “The Current State” „Plan on a Page! The Road- A Continuous Improvement Journey
  • 6. District Strategic Plan “The focus is on achieve a shared vision, and all understand their role in achieving the vision”
  • 7. Plan-on-a-Page Boardroom to the Classroom
  • 8. Banner’s Pledge for Excellence M ISSION DUNLAP GRADE SCHOOL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STRATEGIC PLAN RIDGEVIEW DUNLAP VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL STRATEGIC PLAN MISSION The D.M.S. community will create an atmosphere of academic and social growth through 2010-2015 2011-2012 2010-2015 DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL STRATEGIC PLAN Mission collaboration, support and communication while promoting responsible citizenship, intellectual “Excellence for All” BuildMISSION a foundation that empowers diverse learners in their journey to 2010-2015 development and individual success. st MISSION become successful 21 Century citizens. Engaging all learners to prepare them for the 21st Century. MISSION The Dunlap Valley Middle School community will continue the process of educating and MISSION developing diverse 21st century learners. The Ridgeview community develops lifelong learners through dedication, hard work and Vision The Dunlap High School Community will VISION the progress of all learners to meet the enrich perseverance. Dunlap students will continuously excel The of the Grade School communityin a global society by being: challengesDunlap21st Century. V ISIONwill promote active engagement of all VISION Self-motivated members to ensureDunlap learners will continuously excel in a global the 21st century. that students have the students VISIONa global societyglobal society by skills to succeed in society by being: VISION Dunlap students will continuously excel in a by being: being: Dunlap students will continuously excel in Critical thinkersSelf-motivated learners Effective communicators Self-motivated Dunlap students Self-motivated learners in learners society by being: thinkers students will continuously excel in a global society by being: will continuously excel a global Critical Dunlap VISION Skilled collaborators Critical thinkers thinkers Critical Self-motivated learners Self-motivated learners Effective aware citizens Responsible and culturallycommunicators Dunlap students will continuously excel in a global society by being: Effective Effective communicators Critical thinkers communicators Technologically Skilled collaborators capable creators Critical thinkers Skilled collaborators Self-motivated learners Skilled Effective communicators collaborators Responsible and Effective communicators culturally aware citizens Critical thinkers Skilled collaborators Responsible and culturally aware citizens and culturally BELIEFS Technologically capable creators VALUES & aware Skilled collaboratorsResponsibleEffective communicatorscitizens Responsible and culturally aware citizens Technologically capable citizens We Technologically capable creators Responsible and culturally aware creatorsbelieve that: Skilled collaborators While all children can learn, they Technologically capable creators Technologically capable creatorsResponsible and culturally aware citizens learn at different rates and in different ways. High expectations VALUES & BELIEFS and an engaging, innovative, technological learning environment are critical to the Technologically capable creators students. learning success of all VALUES & BELIEFS We believe that: Students VALUES & BELIEFS must take responsibility for their own learning and achievement. We believe that: V ALUES VALUES & BELIEFS respect, open, and honestrates and in different ways. & children can learn,S learn at different communication. BELIEF they While Effective collaborationall We different ways. While all children can learn, they learn at different ratesrequires believe that: and in trust, mutual District policies High expectations andequitable and consistent implementation oflearning environment are are necessary to ensure an engaging, innovative, technological expectations. We believe that: High expectations and an engaging, innovative, technological learning environment can learn, they learn at different rates and in different ways. While all children are We believe that: We believe that: attainable, While all childrento the learning successcanall Goals they be specific, to the learning success different ways. time-bound. can learn, they learn of different rates criticaldifferent rates expectationsstudents.engaging, innovative, technological learning environment at learn, must learn at measurable,ways. in of all and an and and in differentHigh and results-oriented, critical students. While all childrenall children can learn,Students must take responsibilityin different ways. While they feedback guides improvement. Continual stakeholderlearn at different rates and for their own learning and achievement. are critical the of students. High expectations and an expectations and antheir own engaging,and achievement. learning in a safe and positiveallcriticalenvironment. Students must take responsibility for engaging, innovative, technological toare learning successare learning High expectationstechnological learning environment trust, environment open, and honest communication. High engaging, innovative,believe thatEffectiveinnovative,taught self-disciplinemutual respect, for their own learning and achievement. We and an learning should be technological learning environment are students collaboration requires Students must take responsibility critical to the learning success theall students. success of all students. and honest the learning Effective collaboration requires trust, mutual respect, open, critical to ofto learning success of all students. Effective collaboration requires trust, mutual implementation of District policies are necessary to ensure equitable and consistentrespect, open, and honest Students must take responsibility for their own learning and achievement.learningachievement. Students responsibility for their own learning and and achievement. communication. GOALS AND INDICATORS Students must take must take responsibility for their own expectations. communication. Effective ensure equitable requires and mutual respect, open, and Effective collaboration requires trust, mutual respect, open, trust,honestDistrict policies are necessary to ensure equitable and consistent implementation of District policies are necessary tocollaboration trust,and consistent implementation ofhonest communication. Goals Effective collaboration requires mutual respect, open, and honest communication. Goals must be specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and time-bound. District policies are necessary to ensure equitable and consistent implementation of expectations. communication. expectations. implementation of District policies are necessary to ensure equitable and consistent guides improvement. Continual stakeholder feedback Goals must be Goals must be specific, measurable, attainable,consistent Wilder-Waite students will achieve an 80% or higher on the District policies are necessary toexpectations. By May 2012, 100% ofimplementation of specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and time-bound. ensure equitable and results-oriented, and time-bound. Math: expectations. Goals must be specific, measurable, Continual stakeholder feedback guides improvement. attainable, results-oriented, and time-bound. expectations. end-of-the-year math assessment. Continual stakeholder feedback guides improvement. Goals must be specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and time-bound. Continual stakeholder feedback guides improvement. Goals must be specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and time-bound. Continual stakeholder feedback guides improvement. the 2011-2012 school year, 90% of Banner students will GOAL 1: By the end of GOALS GOALS Continual stakeholder feedback guides improvement. meet/exceed targets on the grade level reading comprehension assessments as GOALS Values and Beliefs School Goals Goal 1: Students at Dunlap Valley Middle School will compile a writing portfolio Reading: 100% of Wilder-Waite students will achieve grade level target scores on each measured by CARS. will improve written exhibiting improvement DGS GOALS theme test. sample from skillsclass by Maystudents meetingschool year, the number of students performing toward a proficient writing language each to 1: 1 . Goal 80% of Bystthe end of each or reading Proficiency will be determined by a content appropriate rubric.end of the 2011-2012measured by the AIMS exceeding the national benchmark by spring 2012, average or above on AIMSweb fluency with increase. as school year, 100% of Banner students will GOAL 2: By the GOALS Goal 1: Goal 2: Goal 3: Web Correct Writing Sequence will participate in a service end of each school Goal 2: By the learning assessment. achieve DMS assessment. 100% of the middle school students atat least 85% on the end-of-the-year math activity byyear, all students will improve writing skills as the conclusion of the 2010-2011 school year. goal-directed reading/math interventions during 2012, 100%Dunlap High School year. will implement the district writing Writing: By May SLC By the of Wilder-Waite teachers end year, 95% of year, To maintain a professional,will develop GOAL 3:within the 2010-2011 environment byof each school our students will of students who have Goal 3: schoolBy the DGS productive environment for end of the 2011-2012 school implementing a the number remain on a satisfying school learning curriculum as measured by classroom walkthroughs and self-assessment. maintained all building/classroom expectations as measured by the To ensure 100% of the ISAT assessed students in theirthe communityone formal written assessmentas a productive partnershipbehavior managementcompletedecrease disruptive behavior, families DMS will plan classrooms. school-wide withgreen at and respectiveto classroom behavior system will increase. measured by a reduced number of reported incidences. with a success rate of 85% by the conclusion of the third term of the 2010-2011 school year. Goal 2: Using benchmark data, all Dunlap Valley Middle School students will receive To continuously improve student growth and achievement measured by our school wide writing rubric.
  • 9. I cannot possibly do one more thing!
  • 10. 1 District 8 Schools 200 Classrooms Dunlap School District District Leadership Team School Building Building Leadership Team Professional Learning Community Classroom Classroom Learning Community 4,000 Students Student Individual Data Folder and Smart Goals 11
  • 11. Random Acts of Improvement Aim of the Organization Aim of the Organization Goals & Measures Goals & Measures Aligned Acts of Improvement
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  • 13. Building Leadership Team Representatives Representatives BLT Grade Level Teams PLC Content Area Specialists Determines communicates, and monitors Classroom or Grade Level goals and Plan on a Page from each PLC including grade level and specialized teachers Determines communicates, and monitors Building goals and Plan on a Page DLT from each building BLT, administrat ion, and parent /teacher organizations Determines, communi cates, and monitors district goals and Plan on a Page
  • 14. What is a Professional Learning Community? A team with an intentional focus on learning which results in continuous school improvement
  • 15. The 4 Key PLC Questions 1. What do we want each students to 2. How will we know they have 3. How do we respond when students 4. How do we respond to those who have know or be able to do? learned? don’t learn or struggle? already learned?
  • 16. Professional Learning Communities      Shared values and vision Collaborative Culture Focus on outcomes Supportive and Shared Leadership Professional Practice
  • 17. What do we want students to know? Plan Continuous Improvement Standardize Improvement Define the System HOW do we know if they have learned it? ACT PLAN STUDY Study the Results What evidence do we have of the learning? DO Try Out Improvement Theory Assess Current Situation Analyze Causes How do we respond if they don’t?
  • 18. “No one escapes continuous improvement!” 23
  • 19. Systematic Alignment School mission Class mission Student mission 25
  • 20. Systematic Alignment School Goals Class Goals Student Goals I will get better at reading by October 2012. I will know this because I will score a 90% or higher on each of my reading theme tests. 26
  • 21. Planon-aPage
  • 22. Ground Rules created by Students Classroom Mission Statement Classroom & Student SMART Goals Dunlap Grade School Quality Tools & PDSA used regularly Classroom Meetings Facilitated by Students Classroom Learning Communities Classroom Data Center Student-led Conferences Student Data Folders
  • 23. Old School Ground Rules 30
  • 24. Classroom Ground Rules Builds a climate of trust  Creates an atmosphere for open communication  Opportunity for individual ownership and responsibility  Reduces potential discipline problems  31
  • 25. Establishing Ground Rules  Students quietly brainstorm on a post-it note. (Allow 24 minutes for this activity) – General rule of thumb: 1 rule per post-it note  For younger students, doing the activity together may be required.
  • 26. Classroom Ground Rules    After students have brainstormed individually, in groups the students share their personal rules. The group places similar rules into categories. This is referred to an affinity diagram. As a class, the groups places their rules together, again placing similar rules with one another. Categories are then created for the rules. Discussion over proposed rules occurs and any changes are made.
  • 27. Classroom Ground Rules
  • 28. Ground Rules created by Students Classroom Mission Statement Classroom & Student SMART Goals Dunlap Grade School Quality Tools & PDSA used regularly Classroom Meetings Facilitated by Students Classroom Learning Communities Classroom Data Center Student-led Conferences Student Data Folders
  • 29. Ground Rules created by Students Classroom Mission Statement Classroom & Student SMART Goals Dunlap Grade School Quality Tools & PDSA used regularly Classroom Meetings Facilitated by Students Classroom Learning Communities Classroom Data Center Student-led Conferences Student Data Folders
  • 30. SMART Goals  SMART is an acronym for: Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-Bound  SMART goals define the ‘desired’ state and a provide basis for how the measurement of success will occur. 40
  • 31. Ground Rules created by Students Classroom Mission Statement Classroom & Student SMART Goals Dunlap Grade School Quality Tools & PDSA used regularly Classroom Meetings Facilitated by Students Classroom Learning Communities Classroom Data Center Student-led Conferences Student Data Folders
  • 32. Components of a Data Center District Plan on a Page  School Building Plan on a Page  Quality Kid/Quality Teacher  Ground Rules  Mission Statements  SMART Goals  Graphs that track SMART Goals  42
  • 33. School-Wide Data Center 43
  • 34. Classroom Data Center District Plan-on-a Page School Plan-on-a Page Classroom Plan-on-a Page Classroom SMART Goals monitored on a frequent and ongoing basis aligned to building goals Classroom Ground Rules 44
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  • 38. Ground Rules created by Students Classroom Mission Statement Classroom & Student SMART Goals Dunlap Grade School Quality Tools & PDSA used regularly Classroom Meetings Facilitated by Students Classroom Learning Communities Classroom Data Center Student-led Conferences Student Data Folders
  • 39. “Keeping track of my goals shows where I am and where I need to go. I like to see how I am improving.” -3rd Grade Dunlap Student 51
  • 40. Data folders are a ‘tool’ utilized by the students of a Continuous Improvement classroom.  Data folders allow students and teachers an avenue to track student progress. Students set individual goals that often correspond to the classroom SMART goal.  Data Folders will also include ‘I Can’ Statements for Standards Based Report52 Cards 
  • 41. Progress Monitor Report
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  • 43. Ground Rules created by Students Classroom Mission Statement Classroom & Student SMART Goals Dunlap Grade School Quality Tools & PDSA used regularly Classroom Meetings Facilitated by Students Classroom Learning Communities Classroom Data Center Student-led Conferences Student Data Folders
  • 44. Increase in parent involvement  Opens up communication  All teachers involved in the conferences  High Accountability  Learning atmosphere  Opportunity to see work in progress  Motivates students  Practice Communication and Presentation Skills  Goal Setting Process 57  Student Centered 
  • 45. Student Led Conferences Introductions  Review of Data Binder  Review of Class Goals/Data Center  Review of Behavior Reflection  Goal Setting  Parent Input  Teacher Input  Conference Reflection  58
  • 46. Ground Rules created by Students Classroom Mission Statement Classroom & Student SMART Goals Dunlap Grade School Quality Tools & PDSA used regularly Classroom Meetings Facilitated by Students Classroom Learning Communities Classroom Data Center Student-led Conferences Student Data Folders
  • 47. Classroom Meetings •Self-Motivated Learners •Critical Thinkers •Effective Communicators •Skilled Collaborators •Responsible and Culturally Aware Citizens
  • 48. Ground Rules created by Students Classroom Mission Statement Classroom & Student SMART Goals Dunlap Grade School Quality Tools & PDSA used regularly Classroom Meetings Facilitated by Students Classroom Learning Communities Classroom Data Center Student-led Conferences Student Data Folders
  • 49. Class Meetings  Students realize the classroom is as much theirs as it is the teachers.  Empowers students to become collaborative and problem solvers.  Promote personal growth and leadership skills.
  • 50. Classroom Meetings       Held weekly, usually around 20 minutes in length Review mission statement and discuss progress of accomplishment Share successes from the previous week (SMART goal progress, individual achievement towards personal SMART goals) Share plus/delta or other feedback quality tool Begin with teacher leading meeting and transferring ‘power’ to the students Will be used this year as a ‘vehicle’ for the Social-Emotional Curriculum
  • 51. Ground Rules created by Students Classroom Mission Statement Classroom & Student SMART Goals Dunlap Grade School Quality Tools & PDSA used regularly Classroom Meetings Facilitated by Students Classroom Learning Communities Classroom Data Center Student-led Conferences Student Data Folders
  • 52. Quality Tools
  • 53. The “Sweet Spot” of Continuous Improvement! Team Norms Ground Rules SMART Goals SMART Goals Data Focused Data Focused Collaboration PLC PLC Meeting Quality Tools/PDSA Aligned to Plan Building Leadership Teams! Collaboration CLC Class Meeting Quality Tools/PDSA Aligned to Plan Research Based Research Based Teacher Empowerment Student Empowerment
  • 54. Systems Alignment District Plan on Page Goals School Improvement Plan Goals PLC SMART Goal (aligned to SIP goals) PDSA to Drive Improvements Classroom Data Center SMART Goals and Student SMART goals in data folders
  • 55. Stakeholder Feedback is Essential 10/21/2013 68
  • 56. Transparent Communication with Stakeholders www.dunlapcusd.net/dgs www.facebook.com/dunlapgrade www.dunlapgradeschool.edublogs.org www.constantcontact.com
  • 57. Driving / Restraining Forces 70
  • 58. Driving Continuous Improvement in the Classroom through a Classroom Learning Community Framework Tools for 21st century learning & leadership!