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EIC Meeting Slides 10/21/13

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EIC Meeting Slides 10/21/13

  1. 1. Education Improvement Council Division of Curriculum, Instruction, and Staff Development October 21, 2013 Division of Curriculum, Instruction, and Staff Development Dr. Mike Mattingly, Assistant Superintendent Mary Helen Martin, Director of Elementary C&I Vicky Christenson, Director of Secondary C&I
  2. 2. Division of Curriculum, Instruction and Staff Development
  3. 3. Instruction Curriculum Staff Development
  4. 4. INSTRUCTION
  5. 5. Staff Development
  6. 6. A New Focus for presented by Secondary Curriculum Department Classroom Walkthrough
  7. 7.   Look 2 Learning walks provide campus data about student learning so teachers can determine what that data means to them. Over time L2L walks lower teacher apprehension about the examination and discussion of instruction.
  8. 8. Traditionally, when we visit classrooms we stay in the back of the room. We get to see the teacher—and the backs of students’ heads. If we stood behind the teacher, we would still see the instruction and, more importantly, student responses to it. We’ve tended to focus on teaching rather than on learning. Larry Lezotte
  9. 9. the focus is on… and not…  Research-based  Compliance practices  Gathering data  Finding patterns  Reflection  Learning with policies  Making judgments  Individuals  Evaluation  Teaching
  10. 10. 2-4 minutes every 2 weeks Brief, frequent classroom visits can provide valuable data patterns to initiate reflection, guide instruction, and improve learning. for real, lasting change not mandate the goal!
  11. 11.  We have a system for that.  Walks are not “observations.”  Brief visit, a sample  Data-gathering process  Looking for trends and patterns  Focus on learning
  12. 12.  Talk to the Student
  13. 13.  Examine the Work
  14. 14.  Observe the classroom and examine the work
  15. 15.  Examine the work and check the TEKS
  16. 16.  Look for student interaction with the environment

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