Presentation on theme: "The Spirit of Collaboration"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Spirit of Collaboration Peer CoachingThe Spirit ofCollaboration
2 Houston Middle Timeline 2003- HMS split from the high schoolNo middle school conceptNo discipline plan31 suspensions first monthTotal population 440 studentsJunior High Schedule- no teaming
3 Houston Middle School Progresses Middle School model in place (teaming)Make Your Day Citizenship Program was Adopted (suspensions cut in half)Content by content attack began with reading by implementing Direct Instruction.Yearly progressions continueProfessional Development for staff evolved:Book Studies:This We Believe NMSAUnderstanding PovertyWhatever It TakesAdolescent Development
4 Houston Middle School Hawks Promoting Mission StatementHouston Middle School Hawks PromotingHigh expectations for students and staffAchievement and positive choicesWorking as oneKnowledge for successful life long learningSelf worth and respect for all
5 Houston Middle School Keeps on Trekking PLC (Professional Learning Communities)Provided professional development and increase in communication for teams, administration, parents to focus on student successMath was tackled by adopting Accelerated MathSIMS and Criterion were introduced for Writing InterventionsIntervention Model developed and ongoing
6 Intervention ModelStudents at risk are placed on triangle though a systemic process in order to identify individual student needs.
7 Intervention ModelEach child that has been identified will move through levels while interventions are put in placeExample: Home/School communication through planner checks, weekly drag sheets, daily check lists etc.
8 Climbing the mountain Data Retreat opportunity: Low test scores Looked at SBA scores for all studentsResults:GLE checklistsCreatedPacing Guides implemented in Reading, Writing, and Math
9 Assessments 2007-2008 Dr. Whitely invited for Professional Development Discussions uncovered a desire to conduct peer observationsWanted to see other teachers’ methodsDecided that staff cohesion was strong enough to open our rooms for observations
10 Peer Coaching: Why? Goal: Increase Student Learning by Teachers given the opportunity to collaborate with each other byGiving data driven feedback to each otherNonjudgmentalAt teacher requestNot MandatoryConfidentialTrue Collaborative Spirit: Both parties benefit
11 Peer Coaching: How? Pre-Conference Observation Post-Conference (Key!) Observed is in controlDecide upon “Lens”, time, etc.ObservationData is collectedPost-Conference (Key!)3 Intentions used to keep positive3 points conversation makes Data the focusSuggestions are only offered upon request
12 Trouble Shooting Time Scheduling Conflicts Follow Through Comfort Levels Do VaryRequires high level of respect between peers
13 Reaching the Summit Data Driven School: Drives our instruction and assessments.Made AYP !
14 FY 2008 Language Arts AYP Year to Year Comparison Percentage of Students Proficient
15 FY 2008 Mathematics AYP Year to Year Comparison Percentage of Students Proficient
16 Thank You! For more information, please contact: Connie Tracy Sarah Paulson