2Today’s Goal:To make you aware of what Data Walks are, why we’ll be using them, and answer questions regarding the process.
3What is a “Data Walk?”A 4 minute visit (or less) to a classroom designed to collect data for school-wide purposes.
4What are we looking for?Is the learning objective evident to the students?Is the learning objective aligned to the state standards at appropriate level? (grade/verb/content)What is the level of thinking of the students?What measurements are used to assess learning?At what level of engagement are the majority of students working?What research-based instructional strategies are evident?What factors in the classroom contribute to positive student learning? (Learning environment)
5Question:Do we expectto see each of theseitems every visit?
6Answer:Not always!This is a tool to gather data of what is seen and heard in 4 minutes.
7Why are we doing this?The idea is that over time we collect data from a multitude of classrooms, and we’ll begin to see and hear patterns. This data will help us to make informed decisions about school improvement.
8So after you collect this data, Question:So after you collect this data,then what?
9The administrative team will share the data with the faculty. AnswerThe administrative team willshare the data with the faculty.No teacher names will appearon the data.
10Q:Is this tied to our teacher evaluation? A: No!Teacher names are not recorded.Remember: The idea is that over time we gather data from a multitude of classrooms, and we’ll begin to see and hear patterns.
11Q: Will you be providing feedback after visiting my classroom? A: Only when the school-wide data is shared. However, your specific classroom data will not be evident in the data.
12What questions do you have? Talk about the principal and AP in Nevada that:schedule their walks in advance,Coordinate their walks so that while is “walking” the other is in the officeEducates their front office staff about what to say to parents that call/drop in expecting to see/talk to the administrator and wonders where she is.Educating the staff that this is protected time