PLC-2007_Intro

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Introductory presentation for plc group using the book "6 + 1 Traits of Writing" by Ruth Culham.

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PLC-2007_Intro

  1. 1. Holy Trinity Gr. 4 Writing Teacher PLC <ul><li>What is a PLC? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A PLC is a group of educators formed to focus on and commit to the learning of each student they touch. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This collaborative team is created to work together to achieve common goals linked to student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers impact student learning by changing their classroom practice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PLC teams engage in collective inquiry into best practices in teaching and learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They reflect on their own teaching and the level of achievement of their own students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members of the PLC are expected to work and learn together. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Holy Trinity Gr. 4 Writing Teacher PLC <ul><li>Members of the PLC require a clear vision and purpose - what do they need to do to ensure that our students learn? We need to work together to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>clarify what each member will do to create the PLC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use results-oriented goals to mark their progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work together to clarify what each student must learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>monitor each student's learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide interventions to ensure students are learning when they struggle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>extend and enrich learning when students have mastered the outcomes </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Holy Trinity Gr. 4 Writing Teacher PLC <ul><li>PLC Process: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 - We need to gather evidence of student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze data from 2006-2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set goals for 2007-2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete first writing assessment of the year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#2 - Develop strategies and ideas to build on strengths and address weaknesses in learning. How? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>explore and use strategies and teaching ideas from 6 + 1 Write Traits to improve student writing. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#3 - Implement those strategies and ideas. How? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be purposeful and dedicated to using those strategies and ideas in your classroom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#4 - Analyze the impact of the changes to discover what was effective and what was not. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#5 - Apply new knowledge to the next cycle of improvement. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Holy Trinity Gr. 4 Writing Benchmarks Level 3 – 90 (46%) Level 1 – 1 (.5%) Level 2 – 32 (16%) Level 5 – 15 (7%) Level 4 – 59 (30%) Level 6 – 1 (.5%) 198 Students System Mean: 3.29 <ul><ul><li>#1 - We need to gather evidence of student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze data from 2006-2007 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Holy Trinity Gr. 4 Writing Benchmarks Revision – 76% Prewriting – 90% Draft – 99% Final Draft – 98% Editing – 85% % Using the Writing Process <ul><ul><li>#1 - We need to gather evidence of student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze data from 2006-2007 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Holy Trinity Gr. 4 Writing Benchmarks <ul><li>Number of students scoring 1 to 3 range: 123 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>62% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Number of students scoring 4 to 6 range: 75 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>38% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Percentages using writing process: Prewriting 90%, 1st Draft 99%, Revision 76%, Editing 85%, and Final Draft 98% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 - We need to gather evidence of student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze data from 2006-2007 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Holy Trinity Gr. 4 Writing Benchmarks <ul><li>Goal #1: To increase the number of students that are scoring in the 4 to 6 range. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal #2: To increase the number of students using the writing process. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 - We need to gather evidence of student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set goals for 2007-2008 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Holy Trinity Gr. 4 Writing Benchmarks <ul><li>First student writing to take place between October 15 and October 26, 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Prompt: Your class is preparing a book for your school library. It will be called “A Memorable Time”. You must prepare a piece of writing for this book. Think of a time when you felt: frightened, angry, surprised or proud. Pick one and write the story of what happened. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 - We need to gather evidence of student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete first writing assessment of the year </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Holy Trinity Gr. 4 Writing Benchmark Results <ul><li>Explore “6 + 1 Write Traits” </li></ul><ul><li>Be committed to using those strategies in your classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Share activities and writing ideas with PLC members by using the wikispace “grade4writers” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#2 - Develop strategies and ideas to build on strengths and address weaknesses in learning. How? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#3 - Implement those strategies and ideas. How? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Holy Trinity Gr. 4 Writing Benchmarks <ul><li>Re-assess students in May and analyze results </li></ul><ul><li>Determine what worked and what didn't </li></ul><ul><li>Make changes for the future. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#4 - Analyze the impact of the changes to discover what was </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>effective and what was not. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#5 - Apply new knowledge to the next cycle of improvement. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Holy Trinity Gr. 4 Writing Benchmarks <ul><li>For next time: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>make your students aware of the assessments that will take place and how important it is that they do the best job they can. Nothing should be a surprise to them. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>deliver prompt and collect writing samples </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>review all presentations on the wikispace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>read book (I'll have copies for the new people asap) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>incorporate some of the strategies outlined in the book </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>set a date for next meeting to investigate “Conventions” </li></ul></ul></ul>

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