Everything an Intern Needs to Know About the “Impact on Student Learning” Project!. Salisbury University ELED 411. Getting Started! Action Research – SLO – Student Impact Study KWL Chart. What do you already know? What are you wanting to know?. What is action research?.
Everything an Intern Needs to Know About the “Impact on Student Learning” Project!
What do you already know? What are you wanting to know?
What is action research?
YOUR TURN – What are some questions or problems you already see in your internship?
Johnston, M. (2006). The lamp and the mirror: Action research and self studies in the social studies. In K. Burton (Ed). Research methods in social education: Contemporary issues and perspectives (pp. 57-83). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publications.
What is an SLO?
What do I need to do for my Student Impact Study?
Make sure you are collecting sample of student work! This will be helpful for your final product!
Review the Literature
You will need background information on your question, and a review of existing sources is great for this purpose.
One good source of information is general books on teaching, often available through the library, university faculty, or mentor teacher.
Another excellent source is the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database, which indexes teaching-related publications of all types. You can search the database at http://eric.edu.gov
The What Works Clearinghouse is another excellent resource for finding evidence-based interventions for working with students. You can search the website at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/
Or visit the Salisbury University’s library website. You can access numerous education databases that will connect you to thousands of education resources. www.salisbury.edu/library
All of the information gathered from these sources will help refine your plan of action for your student
Visit the Salisbury University Library Website
Search all the Education Databases that SU has access to!
YOUR TURN – In a small group or with a partner, take some time to look at some sample SLO’s from the Maryland Department of Education. What kinds of strategies are included in the SLO’s? What kind of additional strategies can you think of?
YOUR TURN – In a small group or with a partner, take some time to look at some sample SLO’s data. Pay careful attention to how the SLO’s have different goals or targets? What kind of growth target do you think you would like to use with your Student Impact Study?
An intern's Student Impact Study COULD be very, very similar to the SLO that their teacher is using.
There just might need to be some tweaking when it comes to how “growth” will be shown.
The main reason is that mentor teachers might be using standardized tests as things as their data points, and SU interns might need to use other assessments. This is because the data has to be collected pretty quickly for the Student Impact Study project. Interns might not be able to wait on the end of term/year assessments.
So that's why it COULD be the same problem/goal. . . .it just might be slightly tweaked!
Can my “Student Impact Study” be the same as my mentor’s “SLO?”
Printing Option 1 - Your PowerPoint file can either be printed through the Salisbury University IT Department (TETC 352) or you can take your file to an office supply type store (ex., Staples) and print it yourself. This will create one “poster” that can adhered to a display board for the Gallery Walk.
Printing Option 2 – You may take the information from your PowerPoint file and separate it out to print on your own home printer. Then these individual pieces could be adhered to a display board for the Gallery Walk.
What are the THREE big ideas that you are taking away?