It’s All about Thinking – Collaborating to Support All LearnersReading, Writing, Thinking Strategies Middle Prince Rupert April, 2013 Faye Brownlie
Learning Inten<ons • I have a plan to collaborate with someone in the classroom. • I have a plan to try a diﬀerent strategy or sequence that focuses on literacy and engagement. • I have a plan to con<nue to ask the ques<ons, ”How is what I am doing suppor<ng the learning of all my students?” and “How do I know?”
• American 5th graders spend 91% of their day either listening to a teacher talk or working alone (Pianta & Belsky, 2007).
• 10 years aSer high school, graduates who had honed their teamwork skills while s<ll in high school had signiﬁcantly higher earnings than those who failed to do so (Science Daily 2008).
Making Inferences• Garbage Barge • Backgrounder and predict • In groups, with an image and a cap<on, ‘infer’ and ‘evidence’ • Share images, inferences, evidence • Read the text, no<cing the changes in thinking • With Gilmore, Burnaby
Team Planning• What will you do? • Who will you work with? • What ar<facts will you collect from the students to provide evidence of how they are learning – i.e, student samples for your por^olio? • Reﬂect on the ques<ons: – What are we doing? – How is it going? – What next?
PlanningWhat are you going to try ASAP? Who will you work with? How will this support student engagement and increased literacy?