Presentation on theme: "AISI April 2012. Welcome You are About to View a Collage of Images... Individually and as a table group, reflect upon your collective experiences during."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome You are About to View a Collage of Images... Individually and as a table group, reflect upon your collective experiences during the last 3 years in relation to challenges, successes, evidence of work being realized, experience, process...) Choose one of the images with the collage that resonated to your table group and develop a metaphor from the image that would depict your experiences Metaphors will be shared along with rationale along with choice of image with the big group following...
Critical Friends’ Conversation 1.What have you done? 2.What have you learned? 3.What are you reading or in what professional learning are you participating? 4. What are you committing to do in the next 30 days?
Who are my focus groups? Students Parents Teachers Click Me!
FOCUS GROUPS Where do I find the focus group questions? On the wiki but of course
FOCUS GROUPS When should these be completed? Data should be collected, analyzed and brought with you to the work day on May 29 th
FOCUS GROUPS How do I run a focus group? Well….let’s see!
Focus Group Discussions BoardroomCaribbean ACaribbean BBoardroomBermuda Betty BRhonda VJamie VPatty TAngela W Kim CElisa JErika N*Jeff GHelene F* Sharon CTerry STyler BJaclyn MShawna J Jackie HTara A*Erin BJeff CTracy L Caitlin F*Tanis KChristine CDale JKim G Gary TKelli HJanice WLoree SScott M David HJohn FJocelyn PNatalie P*Joanne B Paul CKristy BJacqueline FJeff DCherie S Jeannette GTerry Ann RJim BAllan WNiki R Marilyn W Lyle S
Analyzing Data Common considerations in analyzing focus group data are: Words : identify commonly used words; cluster similar concepts together. Also consider nonverbal communication related to the words, such as body language and the intensity expressed by the speed, volume, or pitch of speech. Patterns : Do participants change or reverse statement after hearing from each other? What comments were offered by more than one participant? What themes were supported or rejected by more than one participant? What issues or questions were especially easy or difficult for the group to resolve? Specificity of Responses : Give more weight to responses that are specific and based on experiences than those that are vague and impersonal. Give more weight to responses in the first person rather than hypothetical third person.
QLE: Where have we been? We have facilitated over 37 discussions… so far…. to build the QLE.
QLE: Early October Clarified and re-wrote background The Core: Relationships: added the connection to parents; included a focus on genuine interest in students; Student Engagement: made language less prescriptive in terms of describing instructional practice The Cultural Elements: expanded explanation around literacy/numeracy
QLE: End October 4 Key Components refined personalization section (Personalized teaching) The Cultural Elements refined culture of inclusion refined culture of using research and data to inform our work
QLE: December 4 Key Components Revised Essential Questions in 4 Key Elements Re-ordered Outcomes section (so it would flow better J) Re-worked Assessment & Instruction Sections to reduce overlap/repetition Refined Personalization section Cultural Conditions Re-did the inclusion section with the help of student services Re-did the section on research and data to broaden the scope Examined research on Numeracy (thanks to Darlene Kusick).
QLE: December Updated Core based on feedback and research done at Spruce View School. relationships are now divided into relationships for academics; social needs and parental support Engagement section is now divided into Intellectual, Social and Academic engagement