The bold, italicized serve as the focus for your core instruction action plan this year.
Vertical Collaborative Teams February 9, 2012
Vertical Collaborative TeamsFebruary 9, 2012
Falling and Staying in Love When did you fall in love with teaching? What do you do to keep the romance alive?
Key Learning Objectives Participate in collaborative sharing from our colleagues from Rahn, Neill, and Hidden Valley Further clarify our expectations for core instruction action plans Develop a descriptive checklist that outlines the expectations for the core instruction action plan
Collaborative Teams Sharing Thank you to the teachers and administrators from Hidden Valley, Ed Neill, and Rahn for sharing their SIP plans today.
Back Channel FeedbackLoopsRahn http://todaysmeet.com/rafeedbackNeill http://todaysmeet.com/enfeedbackHidden Valley http://todaysmeet.com/hvfeedback
Team Feedback What did you learn from your colleagues today? In what ways does their work reflect and inform your efforts?
Focus on Core Instruction “One of the keys to improving schools is to ensure teachers „know the learning intentions and success criteria of their lessons, know how well they are attaining these criteria for all their students, and know where to go next in light of the gap between students‟ current knowledge and understanding and the success criteria‟; this can be maximized in a safe and collaborative environment where teachers talk to each other about teaching.” ~Hattie, 2009, p. 239
Action Plan:Components and Implementation(Initially Shared 8/11/2011) Required Implementation: Components: 1. Actions/Strategies 1. Core Instruction 2. Evidence of 2. System of Implementation Interventions 3. Evidence of Impact 3. Climate and Culture 4. Resources Required 4. Community 5. Persons Responsible Engagement 6. Tools and Timelines for Progress Monitoring
Core Instruction: Defined(Initially Shared with Principals: 11/13/2011) Core instruction involves ◦ The identification of essential learning outcomes for the grade level and/or course(s) taught ◦ The development of units of instruction, guided by essential learning outcomes and standards and benchmarks ◦ The development of a continuum of assessments aligned with the essential learning outcomes, skills, knowledge, and key academic vocabulary ◦ The identification of research-based instructional strategies to deliver instruction ◦ The identification and/or development of classroom- based interventions and enrichments
Core Instruction:What’s Happened or Happening?(Initially Shared: 11/13/2011) The units of instruction (based on standards and essential learning outcomes) through our district curriculum meetings The essential learning outcomes (and essential knowledge, skills, and vocabulary) being articulated through our district PD days (including Jan. 23 & Feb. 20) The work of your collaborative teams dedicated to the 4 PLC questions, not building PD topics The PD being led in your building to support teachers understanding of question 1 The meetings related to reading, math, team or department meetings that support the focus of question 1
Focus on Core Instruction Join 3 colleagues from different clusters and different levels where possible. Using the resources outlined on the handout, develop a comprehensive and descriptive checklist that communicates the criteria for the core instruction action plan. Use the template on Google docs to document your team’s processing.
Summarizing Our Learning What has become clearer about developing, implementing, and monitoring core instruction action plans as a result of revisiting and clarifying expectations?
Next Steps Share drafts with DLT. Further clarify expectations. Use checklist to guide planning for 2012-2013.