Planning (Curriculum Goals) Teaching Practice Assessment, Reflection 5
Step 1 - Understand what the data is reporting. Step 2 - Understand what your data says. Step 3 - Make sense of what the data indicates based on what you know about your own classroom and children. Step 4 - Ask yourself, does the data suggest any new questions? 6
Bluebird Classroom Does this make sense? Report is about? Data says? New questions?
What actions can we take to support this classroom? 8 Planning (Curriculum Goals) Teaching Practice Assessment, Reflection
What content areas are our strengths? How do we know? What are our weak areas? How do we know? Are children learning? How do we know? Are we reaching all of our children? 9
1. Summarize your assigned report on page X of your training booklet 2. Choose a spokesperson to share your group’s ideas for using this data to inform teaching practices. 10
We can also use our classroom data to inform our teaching practice when working with groups of children or small groups of children. 11 Planning (Curriculum Goals) Teaching Practice Assessment, Reflection
Scaffolding is a strategy that we can use to make one activity (small group activity for example) a meaningful experience for all of the children, regardless of their developmental level. 12
Both ◦ Support children’s individual levels of development (or where they currently are) And ◦ Provide extensions as they move to the next developmental stage 13
EarlierMiddleLater 16 Next we will look at an example of a small group activity that uses scaffolding. The teacher wants to use small cars and planks to support children using position and direction words and learning more about rates of movement.
To offer an extension:To support current levels: Working with Cars and Planks: Earlier Example 17 Things children might do or say at this stage: Move the car around the floor. Say, “Brrrroom” while make a car go back and forth on the floor. Line the cars up on a plank.
To offer an extension:To support current levels: Working with Cars and Planks: Middle Example 18 Things children might do or say at this stage: Say, “The cars work best on the boards. They don’t like the carpet.” Place their board on a block to make a ramp and send their car rolling down it. Say to another child, “Let’s have a race.”
To offer an extension:To support current levels: Working with Cars and Planks: Later Example 19 Things children might do or say at this stage: Experiment with making bridges by adding blocks to both sides and a long plank across. Make a ramp several blocks tall and say, “When it’s high like this, the car goes far – almost to Joey’s foot!”
1. As a table group, interpret the report on p. X of your training booklet. 2. Create a plan for using this information to support and improve teaching practices. 20