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Superintendents Meeting 3 20 09


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Superintendents Meeting 3 20 09

  1. 1. March 20, 2009 Snoqualmie Valley School District WSU Superintendent Program – West Side Cohort
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Common Language – Consistent Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Learning Protocol (STAR) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Principals’ Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extraordinary Leader </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 Dimension of Teaching and Learning </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Common Language – Consistent Practice One High School Three Middle Schools Five Elementary Schools
  4. 4. Common Language – Consistent Practice <ul><li>The purpose of the Common Language – Consistent ‘Cross-Grade Level cohort meetings is to strengthen the Professional Learning Community within the SVSD and provide an opportunity for staff to engage in powerful and meaningful conversations to help unify, align curriculum, instruction, learn and deepen the understanding of the great work being done throughout our school district that is having a positive impact on the learning of all our students. </li></ul>Snoqualmie Valley School District
  5. 5. Common Language – Consistent Practice <ul><li>A Professional Learning Community is composed of </li></ul><ul><li>“ Collaborative Teams” whose members work </li></ul><ul><li>interdependently to achieve Common Goals linked to the </li></ul><ul><li>purpose of learning FOR all students. </li></ul><ul><li>Dufour, Dufour, Eaker, Many </li></ul>
  6. 6. 9 Times T = Teacher Time B = Building Time D = District Time
  7. 7. Common Language – Consistent Practice <ul><li>Building Teacher Leadership Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 – Teachers on Special Assignment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics/Technology </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Science/Technology </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 Literacy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>61 (18%) – Content Area and/or grade level facilitators </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Common Language – Consistent Practice District Wide Target: To identify and implement common high expectations through a rigorous integrated K-12 curriculum alignment to meet the needs of all students.
  9. 9. Teaching and Learning “ improved classroom instruction is the prime factor to produce student achievement gains.” Odden & Wallace, 2003, p. 64 Instruction itself has the largest influence on achievement. Most instruction, despite our best intentions, is not effective but could improve significantly and swiftly through ordinary and accessible arrangements among teachers and administrators. Schmoker – Results Now 2006 Classroom Instruction
  10. 10. Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Purpose of the tool : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide teachers with a lens for focusing on student learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a means for teachers to collaborate, self reflect, and improve practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a non-evaluative, self reflective and directed process for professional growth </li></ul></ul></ul>Powerful Teaching and Learning Student Learning Protocol By providing clear targets and a common language , the SLP helps teachers reflect on their practice, and work together to set goals and establish clear action plans based on what will have the greatest impact for all students in the classroom .
  11. 11. Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Indicators: A Reflection on My own Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Positive Behavior </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aligned Instruction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Engagement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Centered Instruction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Assessment for Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment of Learning </li></ul></ul></ul>Student Learning Protocol
  12. 12. <ul><li>There is a widely shared vision of good teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision is frequent, rigorous, and entirely focused on the improvement of instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development is primarily on-site, intensive, collaborative, and job-embedded, and focuses on the best teaching and learning practices. </li></ul><ul><li>The better we SEE, the better we LEAD </li></ul>What do we know about schools and districts that have successfully improved student achievement? Teaching and Learning
  13. 13. What do we know about schools and districts that have successfully improved student achievement? <ul><li>“ Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school related factors that contribute to what students learn at school” </li></ul><ul><li>When school leaders understand instructional excellence and equity, they can lead and guide professional development, target & align resources, engage in problem-solving, and build the capacity of teachers to improve student learning . </li></ul>Teaching and Learning
  14. 14. <ul><li>The 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>(Center for Educational Leadership - UW) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum and Pedagogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment of Student Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Environment and Culture </li></ul></ul>Teaching and Learning
  15. 15. Common Language – Consistent Practice Teaching and Learning Powerful Teaching and Learning (Student Learning) Protocol The Five Dimension of Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Positive Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Student Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Aligned Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Student Centered Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Of Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Student Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum and Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Environment and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of Student Learning </li></ul>
  16. 16. Principals’ Professional Development School Improvement Leadership Classroom Instruction PLC SIP Process Extraordinary Leader Facilitation Strategies STAR Protocol The 5 Dimensions DATA ITP Tool The Effectiveness Institute Leadership Academy
  17. 17. Questions Questions