Presentation on theme: "Digging Into Data: Holston Valley Middle School The Minecraft of Teaching."— Presentation transcript:
Digging Into Data: Holston Valley Middle School The Minecraft of Teaching
Welcome Take a moment to answer these questions on your provided index card. Who are you? What do you do? Where are you from? What do you hope to learn today?
Goals Provide some strategies to deal with the overwhelming data. Share our struggles, challenges, and successes.
Our Guiding Thought “Don’t mistake activity for achievement” - John Wooden, UCLA basketball coach
Your Presenters Richard Shea McClure - Teacher, Holston Valley Middle School Amy Keesling - School Counselor, Holston Valley Middle School
Holston Valley Middle School Location: Sullivan County School District in Bristol, TN Size: 180 - 200 students in grades 6-8 Information: High percentage of economically disadvantaged Rural students and location Low parent involvement History of a drop in 7th grade TCAP and TVAAS scores Grade level teams consist of 3 academic teachers
Our Story Hitting Bedrock 2011-2012 Finding Gold 2012-2013 7th grade RLA scores fell to 21.21% proficient and advanced. 7th grade RLA scores rose to 46.0% proficient and advanced. Students with disabilities had an achievement level of 6.7% proficient and advanced in RLA. Students with disabilities had an achievement level of 22.3% proficient and advanced in RLA. Students with disabilities had a gap of 36.3%. Students with disabilities gap decreased to 29.7%.
Congratulations and How? What did I do different? What is the secret? Did I have a magic formula?
Minecrafting the Data What is Minecrafting? How does it fit what we are talking about? What do you need to be successful in both?
Effective Mining Drilling for Purpose - DATA Extracting the Material - STUDENTS Washing and Refining the Material - CONVERSATIONS
DRILLING FOR PURPOSE - Where to start? When you look for gold in your data, which miner typifies your approach? Yukon Cornelius Tony Beets
Drilling - Finding Data with a Purpose 2012 Sullivan County Summer Data Academy TVAAS student projections and 2011-2012 TCAP scores for incoming students Sullivan County Benchmarks for 2012-2013 Classroom performance for students 2012-2013 (academic and exploratory)
Drilling for Gold Starts the Process Ongoing Community Effort Small Part of the Operation
Extracting the Material - Students High Expectations High Belief in Student Ability Relationships Best Practices
Extraction Challenges Constantly Changing Team Effort Sacrifice
Washing and Refining Gold - Conversations Grade level Departmental level School level Student led
Washing and Refining Gold - The Impurities Time Time Too Buy-in
What are you taking away from here? Take a moment to write down on a sheet of paper what ideas you are going to use from this presentation. SHARE!!!!!
Questions What do you need to know more about? email: firstname.lastname@example.org@sullivank12.net or email@example.com@sullivank12.net
REMEMBER Guiding Thought - “ Do not mistake activity for achievement.” - John Wooden Minecraft of teaching - Digging for Data 1. Drill with/for purpose - Explore the Data 2. Extract the material - Students 3. Make gold - Conversations
Evaluation Please take the time to let us know how we did and what you learned from this presentation. It will help us and the LEAD Conference. Thanks in advance. Shea and Amy