World Café For our final ALT Day, we will focus on only one strategy: the World Café. We will Use it to review ContinuousImprovement.
World Café Courses (Table Topics) First Course – 15 minutes What does a Continuous Improvement classroom look like? Second Course – 15 minutes What tools do teachers use in a Continuous Improvement classroom?
World Café Courses (Table Topics) Third Course – 15 minutes What learning arrangements and cooperative strategies will you see in a Continuous Improvement classroom? Final Course – 20 minutes Members will return to their first course table to debrief and discuss.
World Café Etiquette Focus on What Matters Contribute Your Thinking Speak Your Mind and Heart Listen to Understand Link and Connect Ideas Listen Together for Insights and Deeper Questions Play, Doodle, Draw – Writing on the Tablecloths Is Encouraged Have Fun!
World Café First Course No more than four people will join the table host to discuss: If someone walked into a Continuous Improvement Classroom, what could he/she expect to see? Walk the Walls – what would be on the walls?
If a visitor came into a continuously improving classroom They would see… The classroom mission statement displayed and being referred to. Classroom goals and measures aligned to learning standards/TEKS TEKS written in kid friendly language Data indicating progress towards classroom goals Plus/Delta from the previous day/class Chairs/desks/tables arranged to support collaborative work in achieving classroom goals Fluid PDSA cycles
They might also see… The school mission statement posted and being referred to. Flow charts of key classroom process such as morning routine, homework, etc. Regular classroom meetings at which goals are reviewed, progress is shared, PDSA cycles are being Students using personal data folders to monitor progress toward personal goals. Stakeholder satisfaction survey results.
Every class needs a mission statement. This is a process you will do with every group of students. Dont put up a mission statement that will never be used. Make learning and discipline connect to their mission statement. Make their behaviors accountable to their statement. Revisit and Refine
This is another great example for how to get started on a writing mission statement. The teacher had the students think of qualities for a quality 4 th grade classroom. From these ideas they wrote their mission.
Publish and post classroom learning goals that align to the state standards, focus on the class learning priority, and address closing the performance gap. Strategic Goals are goals that carry you through the school year or the semester. These should be long-term goals. Strategic goals should be SMART SpecificMeasurable Aligned to learning standards Results focused Time framed Revisit and Refine
Strategic goals can be written as a whole class or as individual students.
Pick one subject area-start small. Decide in what six weeks you are going to teach that TEK/TAKS Objective/learning standard TEKS or TAKS objectives should be written in kid-friendly language Post these for your students to see and track as you go throughout your year. Revisit and Refine
This is a must-have when you are focusing on continuous improvement in your classroom. Data should be posted and reviewed on a regular basis. We have given you many tools for data collection. Revisit and Refine
PDSA is the heart of continuous improvement. Remember that a PDSA cycle should be fluid and moving. Dont over think PDSA. Plan-does not have to SMARTly written, should highlight important TEK or TAKS objective for the week Do-can involve students but does not always have to, can provide choice and should be a quick and painless process Study-Asses TEK, assessments should be short and meaningful, if the majority were successful move on to next plan, if not re-teach. This is where you can also include a plus/delta Act-This is the RX for the deltas, what didnt work Revisit and Refine
This is another way to use PDSA. This helps walk both you and your students through the process.
World Café Second Course No more than four people will join the table host to discuss: What tools are the most helpful in tracking student progress and improvement? What tools do you still need to know more about to utilize fully? Walk the Walls – what tools would be on the walls?
PLAN Issue Bin Consensogram Force Field Analysis DO Affinity Diagram Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Boards Lotus Diagram STUDYPlus/Delta Student/Stakeholder Surveys Run Chart Lotus Diagram ACTPlus/Delta Force Field Analysis Affinity Diagram Consensogram Revisit and Refine
ISSUE BIN An Issue Bin captures ideas and questions that deserve further discussion or clarification at a later or more appropriate time. It provides the opportunity for all members of the group to anonymously comment or question without interrupting the established time frame.
Consensogram A consensogram identifies baseline knowledge or opinion of a group on selected concepts or issues. It can be used as pre- and post- assessment or evaluation.
Force Field Analysis The Force Field Analysis method is used to identify those forces that help and those that could hinder or prevent a group from closing a gap between where we are now and where we want to be.
Force Field Analysis
Affinity Diagram Another way to present the diagram is by giving students/stakeholders the labels ahead of time, so that they can place Post-it notes under each category.
Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board Tic-Tac-Toe is a simple way to give students alternative ways of exploring and expressing key ideas and using key skills. Typically, the Tic-Tac-Toe board has 9 cells in it, like that of the game. This can, of course, be adjusted.
Tic-Tac-Toe Board Activity with repetition ESL activity EXCEL activity Pencil and paper activity Activity with manipulatives Problem Solving activity Higher level thinking activity Cooperative group activity Independent practice A great idea for giving the students choices on the do however still having some teacher control over what they do. Have them pick 3 things to make a tic-tac- toe.
Lotus Diagram The lotus diagram supports students in engaging in creative thinking and critical analysis as they explore new ideas. Students develop deeper understanding by examining a variety of related areas by breaking broad topics into components. Revisit and Refine
Lotus Diagram Revisit and Refine
Plus/Deltas can be done in your PDSA or after a class or learning experience. They do not have to be done EVERY day. Revisit and Refine
Plus / Delta (+ / )
Stakeholder Surveys (External Customer Surveys) Surveys provide an excellent way to validate customer requirements and confirm that you and your students are working on whats important.
Run Chart It helps collect and interpret data. It helps create a picture of what is happening in the situation you are analyzing. It helps find patterns in the data allowing for valuable insights. It helps compare one section of data to another, helping to check for changes.
Fast Feedback Form This form can be used to gauge stakeholder perception and satisfaction. Use these forms to collect input and feedback from stakeholders.
World Café Third Course No more than four people will join the table host to discuss: What will the students be doing? What learning arrangements are used? What cooperative learning strategies will be used? Walk the Walls – what planning designs would be on the walls?
Appointment Clock Utilize an appointment clock to pair students for pair / share opportunities. You need to make a 3:00 6:00 9:00 12:00 appointments
Keep in mind that you are focusing on teamwork and a sense of learning community therefore how the furniture in your room is arranged could play a vital part in the culture of your classroom. Revisit and Refine
Think / Pair / Share 1 ) Think. The teacher provokes students' thinking with a question or prompt or observation. The students should take a few moments (probably not minutes) just to THINK about the question. 2) Pair. Using designated partners (such as with Clock Buddies), nearby neighbors, or a deskmate, students PAIR up to talk about the answer each came up with. They compare their mental or written notes and identify the answers they think are best, most convincing, or most unique. 3) Share. After students talk in pairs for a few moments (again, usually not minutes), the teacher calls for pairs to SHARE their thinking with the rest of the class. She can do this by going around in round-robin fashion, calling on each pair; or she can take answers as they are called out (or as hands are raised).
Gallery Walk This learning strategy allows students to walk around the classroom and see what thoughts others have had about topics. Often, students can add to whats already on the gallery posters.
World Café Fourth Course All original members of the table should rejoin the host. During this time, spend some time discussing what others have written on your table.
Dessert The icing on the cake! A sense of learning community. Shared accountability toward achieving class goals. Excitement for learning Respect for different talents, competencies and perspectives. A willingness to collect and analyze data to improve learning system. A commitment to continual improvement.
Application Systems check/plan for next year. Evaluate where you are currently with continuous improvement. Please be honest. This is your roadmap for next year. It will help you see where you are and where you would like to be. Contact principals
Plus/Delta Before you leave today please use the Post-it notes on your table to write a plus and a delta for today.