Poll for admin/teachers/tech peopleIntroductions and focus of our presentation---showing how we have taken steps to use our technology and increase rigor and relevance in our building
Key elements that have helped to establish our culture at Hampton. We will focus on the elements of Coaching, how this supports our Technology use and the significance of Best Practice in our building along with several examples of these in all curricular areas.
Lets start with coaching…how is coaching utilized in your district?
Turn and talk: How does coaching play a role in your districts?Coachingin our building has evolved over the past five years from the CFF grant, mostly technology support, to an instructional coach that still emphasizes technology, but also has expanded to be more versatile in supporting district goals.
The TPACK model captures the essence and ultimate goals of my role as a coach…helping teachers to move toward excellence, especially in areas of Technology and Pedagogy. Teachers and coach work together to identify areas of collaboration.
Rigor and relevance has become a framework for measuring effectiveness of our assessments
This slide defines the key components of a Quad D lesson
The challenge is to reach the level of assessment where students transform information into something relevant.
Overview of what these are and how they have been developed…our system for monitoring these types of assessments
My role as a coach is to help teachers identify areas where rigor can be increased and supply support in doing so.
Also to help identify and implement technology tools that boost rigor and relevance.
Challenge for teachers, especially when a technology component is added.
Also moved away from tech specific assessments…more about the project, not the technology.I used to do this type of thing and I would have a separate rubric for each option..but why? Shouldn’t the expectations be the same regardless of the vehicle?
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Three R’s For Digital Coachingand Assessment www.tinyurl.com/rigor2012 Jeff Finch and Andrew Halter Hampton Township School District
Fluid Curriculum Focus onTechnology Assessment Best Coaching Practices
Turn and Talk• How is coaching utilized in your district?
CoachingDay to day Embedded support PD Long range district goals
R&R Applications: Math Mission: Disaster ReliefStudents role play air traffic controllers andRed Cross pilots to apply their knowledge ofpolar coordinates and other pre-calc skills in realworld crisis situations.
R&R Applications: MathHome BuyingExpenses• Students calculate costs involved in buying a homeArea Webquest• Students calculate various areas in a home renovation project
R&R Applications: Science Objective: Show a deep understanding of a specific content area and illustrate specific, relevant applications. Audience: Next year’s AP students Purpose: To introduce specific AP content in an engaging manner.
R&R Applications: English Objective: To synthesize elements of Julius Caesar and apply rhetorical devices. Purpose: To create a political ad promoting Marc Antony as the next Roman ruler. Audience: Citizens of Rome and peers
R&R Applications: History Voices from the Civil War Objective: Write and record a dramatic reading of a fictional Civil War letter that incorporates factual detail and utilizes image and music. Purpose: Bring historical details to life through a fictional perspective.
Beyond CoachingProfessional Learning NetworksProfessional Development CommitteesExtended days/departmental timeTeacher led PDInterns from local universitiesCo-TeachingUtilizing department chairs
More Examples and Resources:www.thedigitalshift.wikispaces.com