The power of the ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry to support the learning of every student is rarely questioned, but how to make it happen eludes too many. There are five essential questions each team should ask during this cycle: What do we want each student to learn and be able to do? How will we effectively teach the skills/concepts for this learning to occur? How will we know if each student is learning? How will we respond when a student is experiencing difficulty learning? How will we respond if the student already knows it? Building and district leadership is vital to a effective team process, but the time to do it “right” too often feels out of reach with other demands. This session teaches strategies and practices from the work of educational leaders across the state on how to provide ongoing feedback and support to teams to work in ways that actually increase collective efficacy and student outcomes. Links to session resources are below.
This workshop delves deep into a process that helps teachers better understand the Common Core State Standard and how to measure student learning by creating meaningful classroom assessments. During this guided practice session, participants utilized a structured Data Team process and sample student work to to differentiate instruction. Participants used key tools of the trade that support reflective practices and provide tips for implementation. Links to session resources are below.
"Generating Teacher Effectiveness" session
Confederation of Oregon School Administrators
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"The downfall of low-performing schools is not their lack of effort and motivation; rather, it is poor decisions regarding what to work on."
- Richard Elmore
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