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Engineering Effective LOs and DOLs Presented by: Dallas ISD’s Academic Facilitators
Agenda 1.Welcome & Focus 2.Brain Dump 3.L to the O 4.LO Power Up 5.DOL 6.DOL Power Up 7.Constructing Coaching Conversations 1.Reflection and Closure
Learning Objective/ Demonstration of Learning Learning Objective Coaches will be able to evaluate ineffective and effective LO's and DOL's. Demonstration of Learning Given a rubric, coaches will evaluate a set of 3 Lo's and DOL's with 100% accuracy.
Brain Dump On the butcher paper at your table, “dump” everything you know about LO's and DOL's. **You can bullet your info, illustrate, paragraph format, or create a metaphor/simile: Lo's are like_____because________...........
What is a Learning Objective (LO)? A learning objective is a specific, result statement of what the learner will know, understand, and/or accomplish following a learning activity.
Characteristics of an Effective LO: Clear, rigorous, and outcomes-based Aligned to district curriculum maps & assessments, as well as state’s standards Focuses teacher and students throughout the lesson Can be taught in 1 lesson Students can explain what they are learning, why it is important, what mastery looks like, how to connect it to prior knowledge and their lives
A Learning Objective is NOT... an agenda or a schedule. a description of an activity or resource. description of the vehicle or method used to teach the concept. too broad or vague.
LO Example SE: 6.2 B use context (e.g., cause and effect or compare and contrast organizational text structures) to determine or clarify the meaning of unfamiliar or multiple meaning words; Readiness Standard LO: Students will be able to (SWBAT) infer the meaning of unfamiliar words using context clues within the text, Sharks Attack.
What is a Demonstration of Learning, (DOL)? A Demonstration of Learning is an assessment or product through which students demonstrate that they have learned the objective of the lesson.
Characteristics of an Effective DOL Clear/understandable and rigorous Developed in advance Measures student mastery or growth in knowledge and skill relative to standards of the posted objective Can be accomplished in 5-10 minutes independently by students
A DOL is NOT... a check for understanding. an activity or project used to teach the objective. a quiz or exam that assesses multiple objectives. homework. group work
DOL Example SE: 6.2 B use context (e.g., cause and effect or compare and contrast organizational text structures) to determine or clarify the meaning of unfamiliar or multiple meaning words; Readiness Standard LO: Students will be able to (SWBAT) infer the meaning of unfamiliar words using context clues within the text, Sharks Attack. DOL: Given a text, students will be able to infer the meaning of 3 out of 4 underlined vocabulary words using context clues.
Constructing Coaching Conversations As a coach, it is your responsibility to build capacity in the teachers at your campus.
Things to Consider Offer praise Verbalize the objective/goal of the meeting CLEARLY identify the problem List concrete action step(s)
Scenario directions... At your tables, determine who is partner A and partner B Review the LO/DOL Rubric Role play a teacher and coach conversation to create an aligned LO/DOL
Reflection With your elbow partner, connect your learning to the Core Beliefs. Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement. Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance. There is no excuse for poor quality instruction. With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students. Staff members must have a commitment to the pursuit of excellence. Next Steps???