Agenda
January 8, 2014
Introduction & Welcome - 10 minutes
Mrs. Ribacoff and Mrs. Green

Organizational Operations at TBY
...
Report Card Comments - 1 hour
Going from Good to Great!

Lunch
Differentiated Instruction
Sharing our best practices with
...
Organizational Operations at TBY
Getting it Right the First Time

Teacher Performance Appraisal
DOMAIN: Commitment to Stud...
# 1 - Meeting Deadlines & Timelines
This includes:
 Maplewood Entries for Progress Report & Report Cards
 Differentiated...
#2 - Adherence to new
Late & Missed Assignment Policy
Tiferes Bais Yaakov has implemented a universal policy to deal
with ...
#3 – School Communication
 Read your emails after 5:00 pm for
information from the school.
 Read the blue pages,
TBY-FYI
Getting Ready for the Ministry Inspection
February 11, 2014
1. Assessment FOR, AS, OF LEARNING is mandated
2. Conversation...
The Inspector will be looking at:
 Long and short term planning
 Unit and Daily Lesson Plans – remember to start
writing...
Teacher & student records
He needs to see evidence from our lessons plans
and students’ notebooks.
Our lesson plans should...
… and he will speak to Students
 He will ask students why they were taught something –
we need to reinforce Success Crite...
Student notebooks should contain
 SIS – if never returned, just put in a blank copy from
your subject area
 Success Crit...
Teacher Planners should contain
Course Outline
Course Expectations
Copy of your Achievement Chart
Student Information Shee...
#4 - Change your Seating Plan
Get away from the Sage on the Stage by trying different
arrangements in your classroom.
Make...
For more information on preparing for a Ministry inspection
please refer to booklet that is posted at www.tiferes.weebly.c...
Report Card Comments
Going from Good to Great!
Report card comments should include:
 Strengths
 Areas for
improvement
 ...
The quality of teacher comments on
the Progress Reports ranged from:





Excellent
Good
Satisfactory
Needs Improvemen...
Work with a partner to
rewrite the comments
that you have marked
 Satisfactory
 Needs
Improvement
and turn them into
 E...
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Please move to the tables.
2. Work with your partner for half an
hour.
3. When done, please hand in your
w...
Differentiated Instruction
Going from Good to Great!

We welcome back our consultant,
Mrs. Dianne Fenner
One way to address the different needs
of our students is to differentiate
 Content
 Process

 Product

Differentiate o...
Mrs. Fenner and Mrs. Friedman have
given all teachers feedback on their
Differentiated Lesson Plans.
The last item on the ...
Please go to the following rooms:
English: Room 304
Math: Room 303
Science: Room 302
Social Science/Art/Business/
Phys Ed:...
Thank you for attending
Tiferes Bais Yaakov’s
Professional Development Day,
January 8, 2013
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  1. 1. Agenda January 8, 2014 Introduction & Welcome - 10 minutes Mrs. Ribacoff and Mrs. Green Organizational Operations at TBY Getting it Right the First Time - 15 minutes Getting Ready for the Ministry Inspection on February 11, 2014 - 30 minutes Questions & Answers
  2. 2. Report Card Comments - 1 hour Going from Good to Great! Lunch Differentiated Instruction Sharing our best practices with our colleagues and our consultants - 1 ½ hours      English: Room 304 Math: Room 303 Science: Room 302 Social Science/Art/Business/Phys Ed: Library Limudei Kodesh: Lunch Room
  3. 3. Organizational Operations at TBY Getting it Right the First Time Teacher Performance Appraisal DOMAIN: Commitment to Students, Student Learning and Professionalism  The teacher carries out responsibilities in accordance with established policies and practices in a timely manner.  The teacher communicates with the students, parents, staff and public in a professional, constructive and accurate manner DOMAIN: Assessment and Evaluation Practices  The teacher provides timely and rich Descriptive Feedback of student work
  4. 4. # 1 - Meeting Deadlines & Timelines This includes:  Maplewood Entries for Progress Report & Report Cards  Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plans  Unit Plans & Daily Plans to your CL or Mrs. Ribacoff  Review Sheets, Tests and Exams to your CL, Mrs. Lichtenstein, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Ribacoff  Following up with parents after PTA & any other information required by the office.
  5. 5. #2 - Adherence to new Late & Missed Assignment Policy Tiferes Bais Yaakov has implemented a universal policy to deal with late and missed assignments: If an assignment is handed in after the due date established by the teacher, 2% will be deducted from the mark per school day up to the ultimate deadline established by the teacher. If the teacher is not in school on the day the student is handing in the assignment, the assignment must be placed in the teacher’s box, dated and signed by the secretary. Note: Exceptions may be made if a doctor’s note is presented.
  6. 6. #3 – School Communication  Read your emails after 5:00 pm for information from the school.  Read the blue pages, TBY-FYI
  7. 7. Getting Ready for the Ministry Inspection February 11, 2014 1. Assessment FOR, AS, OF LEARNING is mandated 2. Conversations and Observations must be recorded 3. Success Criteria must be co-created and posted. 4. There must be evidence of RUBRICS and DESCRIPTIVE FEEDBACK in student notebooks. 5. The Sage on the Stage cannot to be the only pedagogic strategy. You must employ co-operative learning and other Differentiated Instructional Methods of Curriculum Delivery.
  8. 8. The Inspector will be looking at:  Long and short term planning  Unit and Daily Lesson Plans – remember to start writing Daily Lesson Plans on Mon. January 13th.  Why we are teaching a particular topic  How we know that students learned it  Changes from Assessment & Evaluation to:  For, As & Of Learning  70/30 split  most recent and consistent assessments, Observations and Conversations.
  9. 9. Teacher & student records He needs to see evidence from our lessons plans and students’ notebooks. Our lesson plans should match student notebooks. Teacher’s Book Student Binder
  10. 10. … and he will speak to Students  He will ask students why they were taught something – we need to reinforce Success Criteria.  He wants to see if students have ownership of what they are being taught, eg. if they have a say in Success Criteria.  He may ask students: Why are you learning this? How are you learning this? How do you know what you know this?
  11. 11. Student notebooks should contain  SIS – if never returned, just put in a blank copy from your subject area  Success Criteria can be posted or in notebook  All lesson plan handouts  Rubrics, marked assignments and tests Student notebook should reflect lessons in Teacher’s notebook Teachers should ensure that student notebooks are in order before inspection. Meet with several students at each class to check.
  12. 12. Teacher Planners should contain Course Outline Course Expectations Copy of your Achievement Chart Student Information Sheet Unit Lesson Plan for units taught earlier in the year Daily Lesson Plan starting this week Lesson Plans should include: Learning Goals Success Criteria Samples of For, As and Of Learning Differentiation, where applicable Examples of Descriptive Feedback (copy of a student assessment, for example)  Records of Conversations and Observations  Rubrics and Rating Scales            
  13. 13. #4 - Change your Seating Plan Get away from the Sage on the Stage by trying different arrangements in your classroom. Make sure that there’s room for you to circulate among students. Side-by-side for partner work, eg. think-pair-share Group seating
  14. 14. For more information on preparing for a Ministry inspection please refer to booklet that is posted at www.tiferes.weebly.com (where the forms are all posted). Hard copy versions can be provided to new teachers.
  15. 15. Report Card Comments Going from Good to Great! Report card comments should include:  Strengths  Areas for improvement  Next steps
  16. 16. The quality of teacher comments on the Progress Reports ranged from:     Excellent Good Satisfactory Needs Improvement Your task: rate comments as E, G, S and N
  17. 17. Work with a partner to rewrite the comments that you have marked  Satisfactory  Needs Improvement and turn them into  Excellent!
  18. 18. INSTRUCTIONS 1. Please move to the tables. 2. Work with your partner for half an hour. 3. When done, please hand in your work. 4. Enjoy lunch! We will be compiling a list of comments to be used in Maplewood for the next set of report cards.
  19. 19. Differentiated Instruction Going from Good to Great! We welcome back our consultant, Mrs. Dianne Fenner
  20. 20. One way to address the different needs of our students is to differentiate  Content  Process  Product Differentiate one or two of these, but not all three!
  21. 21. Mrs. Fenner and Mrs. Friedman have given all teachers feedback on their Differentiated Lesson Plans. The last item on the Agenda is to break into groups to share our plans and examples from the differentiated lesson.
  22. 22. Please go to the following rooms: English: Room 304 Math: Room 303 Science: Room 302 Social Science/Art/Business/ Phys Ed: Library  Limudei Kodesh: Lunch Room    
  23. 23. Thank you for attending Tiferes Bais Yaakov’s Professional Development Day, January 8, 2013

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