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1 Overview of District Self Study

2 Objectives To understand specific aspects of the District Self Study: A.Purpose and use B.Recommended Practices C.Content: the Iowa Core Curriculum outcomes D.Roll out schedule and future directions E.Process of completion of the self study and related forms

3 A. Purpose and use Baseline for each of the six stated outcomes Progress monitoring of implementation Prioritization of need for action planning State evaluation of Iowa Core Curriculum roll out and implementation

4 B. Recommended Practices Diverse stakeholder input –Full District Leadership Team –Processes used that elicit ownership in self study results and implementation plan Facilitators –Review all materials –Adept at facilitation at district or AEA level Data collection/reporting –Scoring Rubric, Consensus Rating form and Feedback –Self study completed as baseline and annually AEA as Partners

5 C. Content: Iowa Core Curriculum Outcomes Outcome 1 – Leadership: School leaders build and sustain system capacity to implement the Iowa Core Curriculum. Outcome 2 – Community: Community members and other supporting agencies work together to support the implementation of the Iowa Core Curriculum. Outcome 3 –Schools: A continuous improvement process to improve teaching and learning is used at the district and school level. Content-Instruction-Assessment Outcome 4 – Content Alignment: District leaders and other educators monitor and use data to increase the degree of alignment of each and every student’s enacted curriculum and other relevant educational opportunities to the Iowa Core Curriculum. Outcome 5 – Professional Development: Educators engage in professional development focused on implementing Characteristics of Effective Instruction and demonstrate understanding of Essential Concepts and Skill Sets. Outcome 6 – Instruction and Assessment: Educators implement effective instructional practices to ensure high levels of learning for each and every student.

6 D. Roll out schedule and future directions Rolled out in phases –Outcome 1, 2 (Leadership, Community): Module 5 –Outcome 3, 5 (Schools, Professional Development): Module 6 –Outcomes 4 and 6: TBA Future Directions –Paper document now – online by 2010 –Working to embed into CSIP

7 E. Process of completion of the self study and related forms Advanced Organizer Facilitation through the process Outcome 1-Leadership as the practice Complete Outcome 1 now......, –Take this process back to complete with Full District Leadership Team – coordinate with AEA Iowa Core Curriculum Network Liaison

8 Advance Organizer: Facilitation Of District Self Study 1.Identify: Members of the leadership team who will complete the self study 2.Present: Overview of the self study 3.Review: Individually review the content of the Outcome Guidance and Scoring Rubric 4.Discuss: Questions and answers 5.Rate: Individually rate the Scoring Rubric 6.Vote: Consensus rating/Completion of Consensus Rating form 7.Prioritize: Identify 2-3 priorities for action planning 8.Record: Consensus vote, priorities and informal next steps/activities on Consensus Rating form 9.Evaluate: Complete evaluation of self study process and products 10.Submit: One consensus rating form and one feedback form per district

9 Step 1- Identify: Self Study Respondents Representative group Persons on your Iowa Core Curriculum district leadership team Persons with knowledge of your district’s structures, policies and procedures Handouts needed: Outcome Guidance, Self Scoring Rubric, Consensus Rating Form, Feedback Form

10 Step 2 - Present: Scoring Rubric Description of Action Levels of Practice Possible Sources of Documentation Activity Time: 5-10 minutes Represents the desired final result Represents actions to get to final outcomes

11 Step 3 - Review: Self Study Reading Step 4 – Discuss: Q and A Each member receives copy of Outcome Guidance and Scoring Rubric Two representations of the same information, more/less detail Each member reads documents without making ratings Group question and answer Activity Time: minutes for all of Outcome 1; minutes for all other Outcomes

12 Step 5 - Rate: Individual Rating Each member rates each action on Scoring Rubric Activity Time: 20 minutes for all of Outcome 1; 10 minutes for all other Outcomes

13 Step 6 - Vote: Consensus Rating Fist-to-Four process – Round 1 Within each table/team, identify: –Facilitator –Time Keeper –Recorder Starting with Action 1, Fist-to-Four Vote –Identify the number that is most frequent - “Modal Number” –One “Modal Number” voter explain – amendments from other “Modal Number” voters –Round robin, “Non-Modal Number” voters explain Activity Time: 60 minutes for all of Outcome 1; 30 minutes for all other Outcomes

14 Step 6 - Vote: Consensus Rating Fist-to-Four process – Round 2 All persons vote again on this action. –“Modal Number” on this vote becomes group’s answer for this item on the consensus rating Record this answer on the Consensus Rating form. If consensus not reached, further discussion and further votes till “Modal Number” emerges Continue voting process through actions 2 through 10 Activity Time: 60 minutes for all of Outcome 1; 30 minutes for all other Outcomes

15 Step 7 - Prioritize: Identify Top Areas For Action Planning Have a conversation among your team Identify top 2 or 3 areas that would be priorities for initial action planning within this outcome Identify initial ideas about possible actions steps for each priority Activity Time: minutes

16 Step 8 - Record: Record ratings, priorities and initial ideas on Consensus Rating form Activity Time: 10 minutes

17 Step 9 - Evaluate: Completion of Feedback Form Activity Time: minutes

18 Step 10 – Submit: Forms to AEA 13 Network Lead Send a copy of your completed Consensus Rating form and Feedback form to: Deb Johnsen Harlan Regional Office Van Route #2 or Fax


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