Presentation on theme: "1 “Data Walk” Faculty Orientation. 2 Today’s Goal: To make you aware of what Data Walks are, why we’ll be using them, and answer questions regarding the."— Presentation transcript:
1 “Data Walk” Faculty Orientation
2 Today’s Goal: To make you aware of what Data Walks are, why we’ll be using them, and answer questions regarding the process.
3 What is a “Data Walk?” A 4 minute visit (or less) to a classroom designed to collect data for school-wide purposes.
4 What are we looking for? 1. Is the learning objective evident to the students? 2. Is the learning objective aligned to the state standards at appropriate level? (grade/verb/content) 3. What is the level of thinking of the students? 4. What measurements are used to assess learning? 5. At what level of engagement are the majority of students working? 6. What research-based instructional strategies are evident? 7. What factors in the classroom contribute to positive student learning? (Learning environment)
5 Question: Do we expect to see each of these items every visit ?
6 Answer: Not always! This is a tool to gather data of what is seen and heard in 4 minutes.
7 Why 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.
8 Question: So after you collect this data, then what?
9 Answer The administrative team will share the data with the faculty. No teacher names will appear on the data.
10 Q: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.
11 Q: 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.