Today at a glance… Overview of the Process Peer Review Process (1 Round) Team Time/ Closure/ Feedback
Consider the following statements: Individuals or groups working together can usually produce better work than individuals or groups working in isolation. There is no piece of work that with more time, thought and effort couldn’t be improved.
Individuals or groups working together can usually produce better work than individuals or groups working in isolation. There is no piece of work that with more time, thought and effort couldn’t be improved. Individually, think about the past school year… With a partner, share your story
Peer Review Process The emphasis is on improving the work. The atmosphere is one of “we’re in this together.” Our single purpose is… “to make a good thing even better.”
Peer Review Process Rationale: The Iowa Core… major priority for teaching & learning in Iowa Implementation intended as a working plan of action… adjusted on a regular basis Strength & success of implementation enhanced through collaboration within & among schools Best opportunity to positively impact student learning in each & every classroom across Iowa
to provide and receive feedback on the Iowa Core Implementation Plan… a collaborative, on-going process for strengthening the plan and its implementation Peer Review Process Purpose
To be effective, there are two beliefs that participants need to consider… 1. Individuals or groups working together can usually produce better work than individuals or groups working in isolation. 2. There is no piece of work that with more time, thought and effort couldn’t be improved. Peer Review Process (synergy) (continuous improvement)
Teachers Administration Community Leadership for Iowa Core
The Process: 20 minutes/20 minutes Progress Update & Next Steps (Team Presentations) 20 minutes Document Review (Teams work separately) Feedback (Teams together) (BREAK) (for PAIRS) 20 minutes/20 minutes Team time (Teams apart) 30 minutes
Guide for Feedback Conversations (20 minutes/ 20 minutes) EXAMPLE: You established a focus area for the year, and you stuck with it! You kept your Iowa Core priorities at the top of your agenda, and didn’t let other issues detour you from your plan. EXAMPLE: …creating a visual of some sort that represents the content of your implementation plan- and that “at a glance” can serve as a reminder of where you are in the larger process? (perhaps a GANTT chart) Or… additional ways to involve parents and your community in the good work that is happening in your school? EXAMPLE: …how will you maintain the momentum you’ve generated around this outcome, while moving on to others? In other words, how will the actions you’ve taken be established as a new way of doing business”?
Peer Review Process: Iowa Core Implementation Plan (for PAIRS) Progress Update & Next Steps (20 minutes each) (Teams Together) Document Review 2010-2011 Imp. Plan Activities (20 minutes) (Teams Apart) Pull on-line stopwatch into this space
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