Presentation on theme: "Continuous Improvement in the Classroom"— Presentation transcript:
1 Continuous Improvement in the Classroom -Professional Learning Communities
2 Agenda February 26, 2009 PLC Overview Learning by Doing Chapter 5Subject Area discussionWhat’s worked and what hasn’t with your low performing students?Team timeNext stepsClosing & Evaluation
3 Al aligned and focused on the process of PLC and the product of formative assessment Principles and Building Leadership Teams on ProcessLearning Council and In-service on Product and using the Process of PLCFYI: Learning Council is made up of curriculum facilitators and lead teachers who have responsibility for curriculum
4 PLC Big Ideas & Core Values Continuous Improvement PhilosophyEnsuring that students learnLearning for allA Culture of CollaborationTeamworkFocus on ResultsData-Driven DecisionsSame as PDSA
5 PLC Crucial QuestionsWhat do we want each student to learn, know, or be able to do?What evidence do we have of the learning?How will we respond when some students don’t learn?Frame our conversations and allow us to drill deeperIntroduced these Q’s during the school yearHow will we respond to those who have already learned?
6 Student Crucial Questions What do I need to know?Where am I now?How do I get there?What happens if I fail?
7 PLC Critical Questions What do we want students to know and be able to do?Standards/Student Learning ExpectationsClassroom SMART goalsHow will we know if they can do it?Formative assessmentsMultiple data setsHow will we respond when they don’t? or they already have?Differentiated InstructionSystems of intervention (supplemental to intensive)
8 What do you expect to see? Student learning ExpectationsFormative AssessmentCollaboration
10 Most effective/best practice teaching and learning strategies? Pre Planning: Identification of Need1. Develop/Review Student Learning Expectations2. Examine alignment of learning expectations with assessments3. Review assessment data4. Identify areas of need based on assessmentIdentify areas ofstrength and weakness?Plan:1. Describe the current process for addressing the identified area of need (flow chart)2. Review data to determine baseline performance in the specific area identified(Run Chart/Pareto Diagram)3. Identify potential root causes contributing to the identified area of need(Cause & Effect Diagram, 5 Why’s, Relations Diagram)4. Study research-based best practice/improvement theory addressing areas of needWhat do they know?What have they learned?Action ResearchOverviewforProfessionalLearning CommunitiesDO1. Plan for implementation of improvement theory (Force Field Analysis, Action Plan)2. Implement research-based best practices improvement theory based on root causes according to the Action Plan3. Monitor the implementation of research-based best practice/improvement theory to insure integrity and fidelity 4. Assess student learningAct:1. Standardize the implementation of research-based best practice (improvement theory) that improved student learning (revise the flow chart to reflect changes made to the system)2. If improvement theory was unsuccessful continue the PDSA cycle (try another improvement theory based on the next identified root causes)Most effective/best practiceteaching and learning strategies?Into your classroomStudy:1. Examine student assessment results (compare to baseline)2. Assess the impact of research-based best practice/improvement theory on student achievementHave they learned it?What do we do if they don’t?
11 What to learn? Evidence of learning? If they don’t? If they do? PLANDOSTUDYACTITBS Summative AssessmentBL Team SchoolSIPITBS Summative & Formative AssessmentPLANDOSTUDYACTAR TeamsMath-Communication-SEBSMART GoalFormative AssessmentWhat to learn?Evidence of learning?If they don’t?If they do?PLANDOSTUDYACTGrade Level teamUsing I can statements to look at what students know and evidence of the learningWhat does the teacher do if students aren’t learning – regroup students as neededSubject Area TeamsStd Learning Expectations
12 Learning by Doing Chapter 5 Pg 91 Collaboration focused on the right thingsCritical Issues pgsEmotional Intelligence pg 103Where do we go from here?Questions to guide our work
13 Are the strategies identified in the SIP Action Plan improving student achievement? How Do You Know?What’s worked and what hasn’t with the low performing students?Share, by school, your SIP goal, improvement theory, data and resultsBe prepared to take the information back to your school team
14 Team Tasks Preliminary SIP Planning Task from last session Share what you learned from the subject area discussionsHow might this effect your school improvement plan for next year?Task from last sessionWhat is your PLC vision for this school year?Identify 2 or 3 things you would like to have in place in your school by the end of the year.Choose one person to report aloud to the whole group.
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