Presentation on theme: "“The Big Three” Professional Development Goals"— Presentation transcript:
1 “The Big Three” Professional Development Goals Focused Learning TargetsActive Student EngagementActive/Engaged Questioning
2 Group DiscussionIn your classroom, how do students know what they are to learn on a daily basis? How are they informed of how they will be assessed on their learning?
3 The Big Picture Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment “Without the learning intention, children are merely victims of the teacher’s whim.”“The sharing of learning intentions is, however, more complex than simply repeating what is in the teacher’s plan.”Shirley Clarke
4 Research-Based Strategies Five research-based strategies thatsignificantly improve student learning:Sharing criteria (clear learning targets with success criteria)QuestioningFeedbackPeer assessmentSelf-assessment
5 Students who can identify what they are learning significantly outscore those who cannot. Robert Marzano5
6 Pair-ShareHow do you currently share learning intentions with students prior to instructions?What sources or documents do you use to develop your learning expectations of your students?How do you reinforce your learning expectations during the teaching and student learning cycle? (3’s)
7 3 Components of an FLT CONTENT - What will I teach? COGNITION – What is the level of thinking I expect?PROVING BEHAVIOR – How will the students prove that they have learned the content?
8 Three Criteria for an Effective FLT Uses the phrase “I can…” to help students check their knowledge2. Is clearly stated with the “what kids need to know and be able to do” and the “how they will show it” (be assessed)3. Represents important knowledge
9 Content 1st Component of an FLT What will I teach?The content is pulled from the standards oridentified skill sets to be taught during thelesson.
10 Focused Learning Targets Impact on students:Clearer expectations (especially for underachieving students)Demand learning targetMore likely to express specific learning needs.Develops a learning cultureQuality of work improvesBehavior improvesPersevere longerGreater ownership of learning as responsibility shifts from teacher to studentAutomatically self-evaluativeMore enthusiastic about learning10
11 Clear Learning Targets Impact on teachers:More focused instruction.Sharpens teacher understanding of learning targets.Expectations rise.Focus on quality rather than getting everything done.More critical review of activities.Reinforces relevant vocabulary.Assists in reflection on lesson and learning that occurred.Strengthens connections with parents related to students’ strengths and weaknesses.
18 Cognition 2nd Component of an FLT What is the level of thinking I expect?Cognition is the ACT or process ofknowing/thinking.The levels of thinking are represented bySPECIFIC ACTION VERBS that are observable and assessable. (Blooms’ Taxonomy)
19 Proving Behavior 3rd Component of an FLT How will students prove that they have learned the content?The proving activity will BE COMPLETED by the students to prove to you and themselves, that they have learned the content covered in the objective.
20 Checking for Understanding Which FLT is proficient?Why?A. I can solve an equation for a variable.B. I can apply my knowledge of coefficients by solving for the correct coefficients needed to balance five chemical equations.
21 FLT: Proficient Example I will apply my knowledge of figurative language to identify the use of metaphor within the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance and write a summary paragraph explaining its meaning and the impact of its use.LEVEL OF COGNITION:Knowledge X Analysis Comprehension SynthesisX Application X EvaluationPROVING BEHAVIOR: Write a summary explaining the meaning and impact of the use of metaphor in the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.CONTENT:Figurative Language